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Sunday, 29 September 2013

Ching-Chou Kuik - Where we met

Here is a Christmas card I have made using a Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "where we met".  It is available as a digital stamp, single rubber stamp and as part of a multi-image plate (Sheet 42, Plate 203 - Where we met comes on the multi-image plate with Late Autumn, Little Bow and Wild Royalty).

I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and edged around the image with a light blue Pan Pastel whilst I kept my die in place.  I then used my new Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to add some sparkle.  I love the effect my Sakura Stardust clear pen gives but on bigger surface areas I'd get scratch marks even if I used in circular motions.  The Wink of Stella is a fine brush and doesn't do that.

The backing papers aren't Christmas ones.  They area scraps leftover from previous cards from my two year old Tim Holtz paper pad.  I have inked around the edges of the papers/image with Tim Holtz's Gathered Twigs distress ink pad.  I have finished the card off with some die-cut holly and a little deer which I have rubbed over Imagination Crafts Diamond Sparkle Medium, satin ribbon, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, organza ribbon, button and Card Candi.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Crafter's Cafe - Die-cuts and/or punches
Simon Says - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Frosted Designs - Add Texture to your project
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - 3 main colours (I have used the colour blue, brown and white)
Di's Digi Designs - Show off your colouring skills
2 Sisters - Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenge - Bows
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything goes
Pan Pastel Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist to create your own challenge (I have gone for the optional twist part and have used the following items:  Column 1 sentiment; Column 2 die-cut: Column 3 Stickles: Column 4 buttons (button underneath the organza bow) and Column 5 ribbon)
Robyn's Fetish - Nature


Danni said...

Very pretty!

fabiola jaques said...

elle est très belle Kym, très poétique, biz

Nikky Hall said...

I LOVE this Kym! Great use of the blue, it totally goes with the softness of the image, fab! Thanks for joining us at Premium Crafts Challenge this week - good luck! x

Tracy said...

Such a beautiful card Kym,love the colors you have used along with all the embellishments ... you can almost reach in and feel that snow!!
Thank you so much for joining us over on the Premium Crafts Challenge and good luck!
Big hugs

Sherry said...

Beautiful Card Love The Colors Used And Awesome Image .. Thanxx For Playing With Us This Week At Robyn's Fetish Challenge "Nature"... Good Luck ..
Sherry -Robyn's Fetish DT

alex said...

Wow want a beautiful card, thank you for sharing at Crafters Cafe

Hugz Alex

Hazel said...

That image is certainly one for the wish list - beautiful card - thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges - hope to see more of your festive crafting soon. x

Sabrina said...

Beautful coloring and stencil technique on this card. TYFS and joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges #44. :)

crafty-stamper said...

love the unusual image and great colouring and colouring combo,love the dies and gorgeous bow .-Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
carol DT x

crafty-stamper said...

Also meant to say thank you for joining in the optional twist Create your own Challenge part too
Carol x

coops said...

so stunning kym.really beautiful image and i love your soft colours :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card, fabulous beautiful image.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


Amy A said...

Gorgeous Kym. That Image is amazing and I love the design- it really highlights the image. Thanks for playing with at Robyn's Fetish "Nature" Challenge this week.


Traci Penrod said...

Your card is beautiful Kym! I love the texture and the colors! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs :)

Claire said...

Hi Kym, beautiful card. I love the colours you've used and that image is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

Angeline Choo said...

Pretty Christmas card :)

Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge

-Angeline DT

Margo said...

Thanks for joining our CCC with you wonderful card!

Barb Craft said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the touch of glitter! Thank you for taking on our texture challenge at Frosted Designs!

barb :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Very pretty!

Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digis! A new challenge is up now, so I hope to see you back!

Hugs, Kelly