Friday, November 25, 2011

Snowglobe Christmas card

Pattie's Creations current challenge, with the theme of "Christmas", is just in time for you to make all those Christmas cards! I'm hopeless with getting these done on time, and each year - after realising I am too late - I make a new resolution that 'next year' I will start earlier! mmmm no comment. BUT I've made a few now, including one for Patties' Creations Challenge #34, and with all the super images in her SHOP, it is very easy to take part in this challenge! So head on over to her BLOG and enter your card as we'd love to see what you have made, and you could win the prize to boot!!!
 
Ok, now for my card as part of the DT.... I used two images this time, the Cottage Snowglobe and one of the sentiments in the Xmas Sentiments set. I fell in love with the snowglobe image as I just KNEW that I could add BLING, more BLING, and then some more BLING!! Sorry, did I mention I love bling?

I wanted to make a raised plastic dome to fit around the circular edge of the stamp to create the illusion of the globe, but eventhough I tried REALLY hard to make my own moulded plastic globe, I just could not get one edge to follow my lead, so gave up after turfing 4 sheets of acetate into the bin!  Instead I converted the image into a 'shaker/easel' card, and if you look carefully you will see silver snowflakes scattered over the image, and under the flat acetate cover. I coloured with Copic pens and added lots and lots of glitter glue. Blue is not one of the traditional Christmas colours, but it works well with all the snow! The roses may seem 'out' yet my Lord Jesus is the "Rose of Sharon" and we are celebrating His birth at this time, and these roses are white as a symbol of purity.

Head on over to Pattie's Creations and see what the other DT members have put together!

5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous creation! Love the snow globe and how you converted it to an easel card.

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  2. Oh, I forgot to tell you I love your kitty image of Caleb - it's SO cute! Caleb is going to be a wonderful addition to your family.

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  3. Margy, I just love what you created using my image! The coloring is super and that glitter looks wonderful.

    Hugs
    Pattie ♥

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  4. Think you've got enough bling, LOL! Your coloring of the cottage image is so realistic, makes me want to cozy up to a nice warm fireplace! As always, a super creation!
    ♥ Sandi
    (P.S. - I love the image of Caleb!)

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  5. This is a gorgeous card, love all the glitz & such a sweet scene x

    Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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