Monday, November 8, 2010

Great Outdoors

This is my first post as a DT for GingerLoft Challenges.  Tami has a wonderful selection of digital images, serious and quirky, detailed and simple.  There is something there for everyone! I have chosen 2 images for the November 14 challenge.  (I know I am early but I have a string of 12 hr shifts to work and don't want to be late for my first challenge)!  This first image is called Winter Trees.  I have done 2 cards with it.  One is simple with a couple of mats.
The card is dry embossed, copic coloring, flocking  with Crafty sparkles and and a little glitter.  Finished with a couple of of strips of paper across the bottom that matches the mats.  The ribbon completes the card.

The second card, with the same image,uses a sketch from Our Craft Lounge.  Once again the beautiful 'Winter Trees' image from GingerLoft.  There is designer papers, ribbon, brads that I coated in glitter, copic coloring, flocking with Crafty Sparkles, and die cutting using nestabilities.  I wish you could see the sparkle coming off of this card.  It SHINES!

The second image from GingerLoft Challenges that I chose to work with is called "Christmas Door".  This is another image that is quite detailed and shaded.  It requires little coloring to be just gorgeous! 
This image is also colored with copic markers.  I used two new-to-me techniques for this card.  The first is used on the white CS that I used the CB EF on.  The technique by Tex  is for adding sparkle or color to the top of the embossed images.  Check out the video, it was easy!
The second was doing a raised frame over my image.  This video is at StampTV and is also quite simple to do.  There is flocking with the Sparkly Fluff (love this stuff) and the snowflakes are layers acrylic in clear, white and silver.  Finished with white brads dipped in diamond glaze and then SU dazzling diamonds glitter.  Finish it off with a bow made with white and sheer ribbon with strips of silver that run through it.  Everything used in making these cards came out of my scrap baskets except the card bases.  Gotta love that.

I hope that you enjoy these cards as much as I loved making them!

Entered in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: Winter Wonderland
Allsorts Challenge Blog:  Twas the Night before Christmas
The Crafty Purple Frog:  Time for You to Sparkle
Craft Your Days Away:  All White except for the image
Little Red Wagon:  Use the color Red
Top Tip Tuesday:  Christmas inspired
Simon Says Challenge:  Are you all white?
Crafty Calendar Challenge:  Winter Snowflakes
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge:  Christmas Card or Creation
City Crafter Challenge:  Get your Digi on
Stamp and Create:  Tis the Season 


Pattie G said...

Gale, What a very beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

hugs ♥

Christine said...

Wow, I love all three looks of this image. Your cards are beautiful!! I love that Christmas tree stamp and you colored it wonderfully with your Copics. I also love the dry embossed look that you used as the background. Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Cheryl Nelson said...

These are all soooooo pretty! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Linda Robinson said...

These are all so beautiful.. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

brenda said...

Hi Gale

What a super collection of Christmas cards.

Thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week and good luck.

B x
More Stampalot candy here

LindaS said...

Amazing coloring - I love that christmas tree and the desing at the card. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge

Ros said...

These are amazing! I love how you did the tree ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Fleur said...

Stunning cards
Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

TinaB said...

Stunning card! Wonderful image! Thank you for play at Patties Creations xx Hugs Tina (DT) xx

Sandi said...

Gale - wow 12 hour shifts and you found time to make these gorgeous cards!
Love the tree image, well done!

Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Cleota said...

Each of your cards are stunning! Love the techniques you've used. Great that you've tried something new-to-you! Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenges.

DT member, Team 2

Dot said...

You made some realy lovely cards.Perfect for a Winter Wonderland theme.
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
hugs Dorte

Doreen said...

These are all gorgeous.Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA.Good

Sue said...

Hi ya
wow two totally gorgeous cards, beautiful images, awesome colour work, lovely design,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to 2moro, sue,x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great christmas cards - love your elegant style x
Thanks for joining in with us at creative cottage challenge blog this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, great for our theme, great to have you playing along, Samantha, ABC Christmas challenge.

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful work. I love seeing different variations with the same stamp.

bosenberries said...

Beautiful cards, fab colouring! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

ladyjanet_56 said...

These are lovely I love the images & lovely Embossing too, good luck & thanks for joining in at OSCC. Janet

scotspanda said...

lovely cards, great images

thanks for joining in with the Allsorts Challenge this week :o)

Amanda xx

Shelley said...

All these are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in this weeks CYDA Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

Donna said...

Such beautiful designs! Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA this time.
Hugs, Donna x

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous cards :-) all of them are gorgeous :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Maria Becske. said...

These are all so beautiful..


Tammy Miller said...

Wow! These are gorgeous!! Beautiful cards in great colors and lovely details! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our Anything Goes Challenge! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Tammie E said...

These cards are AMAZING in person! Can't wait to see what you come up with next, Gale!!!

The Stamp Man said...

Beautiful cards, very elegant!

Thank you for entering them into The Stamp Man Christmas challenge


Pat (mspfd) said...

These are beautiful images and you have done an amazing job bringing them to life with your wonderful designs and coloring.