17 December 2012

And there's more....

Just when you thought you'd seen all my Christmas cards......

Ha ha fooled you!
Well, I have seriously OD'd on uber CAS cards - I wanted to get my teeth into a more challenging digi - and when that urge takes me I need look no further than my Mo Manning Collection!
Unfortunately I made my usual mistake of being a tad too keen to colour the image and forgot to check my vast array of background papers inorder to colour match first ......... V91, V93 & V95 combine to make such a pretty grey lavender colour but I had nothing quite that shade, hence I added a touch of ribbon either side so your eye is drawn away from the colour difference, well that was my plan! Has it worked?
Here is Noelle for her close up
I am still working on using complimentary colours for shadows & depth instead of grabbing the greys, but I made bit of a blooper choosing a mustard colour to use with the lavender grey coat - oops!  I should really learn to test it out on spare card first - if the colourless blender had not been able to remove most of it the saying "another one bites the dust" may well have applied here!
 Noel bearing gifts by Mo Manning
Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper pad
Let it snowflake die - Die Namics
Stickles glue
Ribbon & pearl from stash
Crafts 4 Eternity - #102 Bling-tastic
DP2 Challenge - D is for (die cuts or D'oh check you have paper to match first!!!)
Charisma Cardz - Christmas Makes
DYSU - #102 Christmas
As always thanks for hopping by today


Squirrel x said...

Well if you'd not mentioned the mustard I'd not have noticed! And well done on blending image with paper by using the ribbon hun - I thought it was just me that did things like this but it so reassuring to know it's not, lol. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Hugs Sxx

Gram's Treasures said...

Oh Jane, this is adorable! I know what you mean about colouring first. I think that is why it takes me so long to complete a card. I complete the image and then don't know what to do with it.
Joyce xx

Unknown said...

I love Mo's images, there is always a perfect image to suit any occasions.. You coloured her in so well. Somthing to aspire too..
Thank you for sharing your amazing card xx

Gramma said...

As you can see from my usual colorings.. I definitely don't plan ahead... and measure twice cut once... who said that applies? Anyway, this image is gorgeous as are all your colored images.

Lorraine said...

I wouldn't have noticed a thing! ...Just your gorgeous colouring!
Lorraine x

Jenny said...

Love this image, you have coloured her beautifully <3 Jen xx

Tracy said...

I would never have noticed the DP/image color issue if you hadn't mentioned it so I'll say, yes, you succeeded in your camouflage. LOL Beautiful card Jane. :-)

Louise said...

Fabulous card and beautifully coloured.
hugs Louise xx

Sassy Raggedy said...

Never even noticed the color mishap if you had not mentioned it. In fact I like the darker designer paper with the colors of the image. Your coloring is wonderful. I love how you shade the face. Gonna have to come back and study that more. Very lovely, joann sassy raggedy

coops said...

so stunning jane.fan papers and i love your gorgeous image :D

xx coops xx

NGCARDS said...

A great Christmas make! Thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

lovely colouring on this oh so pretty card and your trees (all of them!) look lovely too! Hugs, Lesley

Bubbles said...

Gorgeous card, great image and lovely colouring. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card so beautifully coloured!
hugs me x

michele said...

Thank-you for sharing your fabulous project with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

Berit Synnøve said...

Lovely card. Like your image and how you have colored her.
Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.
Hugs Berit

Alice said...

This is so sweet! wonderful coloring and a beautiful card! Merry Christmas to you and yours! =)