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Monday, 25 November 2013

Ching-Chou Kuik - Pale Moon

 Here is an alternative Christmas card.  When I saw this Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Pale Moon" I instantly thought of a Christmas card as I thought the flower looked like a poinsettia.  This image is available as a digital stamp, single rubber stamp and part of a multi image plate (Sheet 41, Plate 199 - Pale Moon comes on the multi-image plate with Fading Love, Deep in the Night and Poppy from the Mist).
I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  The Graph'it Challenge this week is entitled "dark skintones".  This certainly made me want to "run for the hills" but a challenge is a challenge for a reason.  I have struggled in the past with my Promarkers getting a dark skin without the image looking like a clown.  I am hoping I have done OK this time with my Graph'it pens.  I have used the colour combo of 4120, 4170, 4180 and 5120.  Around the image I have added some Frantage to replicate snow.

The backing papers are from the CD that came free with the Crafter's Companion Inspiration Magazine.  I have finished the card off with a die-cut snowflake border, die-cut poinsettias, pearl drops, faux stitching, gems and Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty sentiments - Christmas
Scrap-Creations - Make it sparkle
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is coming
Papercrafting Journey - Bling it up!
Polkadoodles - Anything goes Christmas
Graph'it - Dark skintones
Crafts 4 Eternity - Glitter and sparkle
A Gem of a Challenge - Sparkles
Glitter n Sparkle - Show us some snow
CD Sunday - F is for .....  - frosty/frantage (CD used is the freebie that came with the Crafter's Companion Inspiration Magazine)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or optional twist to create your own challenge (I've made up my own challenge as follows:  Column 1 (image/sentiment/patterned papers); Column 2 (die-cut); Column 3 (Frantage/liquid pearls); Column 4 (Bling) and Column 5 (stitching - real or faux))
Sentimental Sunday - Winter wonderland
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
Creative Creations - Make you own flowers
Make my Monday - Contemporary Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Snowy winter


Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful winter motif! Excellent coloring and I really like the color palette. The entire project is so muted and delicate. Thanks bunches for sharing this with us here at 613 Avenue Create.
Chana, Owner

Gale said...

Beautiful card Kym. Love the image and the snow. Thanks for joining us in our "Bling It Up" challenge at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

So pretty Kym, I just love the color scheme for this one. Thanks so much for playing this week at Crafty Sentiments! Hugs:)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Kym,Thanks for joining in with us at Graph'It Colour challenge.Hugs Debbie x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Kym, I love the frantage. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.

Sue T x
CD Sunday DT

Lidia Baltazar said...

Beautiful Card! I love the tones that you use, Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles xxx Lidia DT

Debbi Powell Designs said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for entering the Polkadoodles Digi Choosday challenge...good luck - Debbi (DT)

Debbi Powell Designs said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for entering the Polkadoodles Digi Choosday challenge...good luck - Debbi (DT)

Unknown said...

You have done great with your dark skin, I'm so glad you decided to take on the challenge!
Thanks for joining our challenge at the Graph'it marker blog this week!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A gorgeous card than you so much for joining us a.t Crafty Sentiments, Susan x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Kym, I like the image and the colours, Thanks for playing along with us at Graph'It colour Challlenge this week, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Beryl said...

A lovely card Kym. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday.
Beryl xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card Kim, you have captured the feel of the winter scene, love it! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

Gail said...

The first thing that caught my eye was the stunning image colored so wonderfully. The papers on this care chosen perfect for the card...great job on making such a beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge this week and hope to see you again soon! --Gail

Jocelyn said...

Lovely card and great colouring.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Christine said...

Lovely card Kim, your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us this week.
Christine xx
CD Sunday DT

sue-b said...

This is lovely Kym and so is your colouring, thanks for joining us this week at CD Sunday.
sue=b xx

Carol said...

You have done so well with the skin tones. I struggle all the time with skin tones on parchment so I know how frustrating it is.
Thank you for joining in with us at Cd Sunday.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

coops said...

so stunning kym.great colouring and i love the gorgeous image.

xx coops xx

Basslady said...

incredibly beautiful and awesome!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Debbie said...

A gorgeous card Kym...Thank you for joining us at AGOAC. x

JayBe said...

What a beautiful contemporary themed card, Kym - thanx for sharing with us at Make My Monday.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx

starcyl said...

Beautiful , I like blue for Christmas cards.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Rosica Katreva said...

Lovely card, Kym! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck!

Hugs Rossi (DT Member)

Liz said...

Lovely ! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

michele said...

Fantastic card Kym! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Cazro said...

Such a beautiful card, loving your design. Thanks for joining in with us at CD Sunday challenges. Caz

alethea said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! Hugsxx

Unknown said...

I love how you used the pearls on this card. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Create. Amy A. DT

Ellen said...

Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen