Saturday, August 29, 2015

Winter Beauty

     A quick bit of background for this card:  I played in one of the games at Dragon's Lair FB page this past week and was one of the players who won a freebie image (of my choice.)   Dragon's Lair used to be Stamping with the Dragon and I have many of their darling dragon images.  But this time I fell in love with this glorious "Winter Beauty" digi the instant I saw her.

     I got her this morning and immediately started planning a hugely fancy or vintage card with the image done in lots of sparkle and shimmer and glimmer and embellishments all over.   Then I printed her and started coloring and suddenly I knew this had to be a totally one-layer, CAS card with the image done as simply as possible.

     I colored her with ProMarkers and used chalks to burnish the edges of the card front.  The sentiment just belonged at the top (though I usually put them at the bottom of single layer cards) and the only adornment is done with the three tiny pearls, added mainly so I could enter the challenge at Dragon's Lair, "Three of a kind."  I inked the edges of the card front so that there would be some sort of 'frame.'

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     This is a second post today but I was just so excited about getting this beautiful image turned into another card for the Christmas stash that I couldn't wait to post it.  I may have another post for tomorrow if I get the card pieces lying on my desk finished.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Teresa Arsenault said...

Oh this is beautiful. I love your inking. It gives the card an elegant finished look.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! That image is so pretty and it's just perfect as a CAS one layer card. Love it.

Jeannie said...

Hello there! What a beautiful Christmas card! I'm going to have to add this stamp to my wish list. Thank you so much for joining my Girlfriends challenge this week!

Jeannie T.
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Jackie Scott said...

What a lovely Christmas card.I like the chalk around the edges and she is beautiful!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A beautiful CAS card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny x

Faith A said...

Beautiful image I can see why you wanted to post her right away. Great colouring too and CAS is perfect for her.

Bridget said...

I love when you get an image and you have to start creating with it immediately!! Such a beautiful job on this image. The chalk is an awesome effect with your image. I love when you make a simple card and the focus is totally on the image.

I also love your fur-babies!! It's fun to come to your blog to see a beautiful project and adorable fur-babies! I have four myself :)

Thanks for playing at Jo's Scrap Shack!

Happy crafting :)

Bridget DT

Kandy's Krafts said...

Beautiful. Simple layout with the emphasis on your beautifully coloured image. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the heart challenge.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Very pretty CAS card NanaC! Love the image & the pretty colous!
Dawn xx

Judy McKay said...

Very pretty Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Carole Robb Bisson said...

A remarkable image deserving centre stage. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 198th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Carla Brooke said...

Lovely holiday card! Thanks for sharing with Simply Papercraft!

*Vicki* said...

What a stunning one layer design!! I love the sponged edges and unique Christmas image! :)

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely sweet card and layout, thanks for sharing and joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N x

ahlers5 said...

Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination this week.

Blankina said...

Lovely Xmas CAS card, glad you could join in our "use a sentiment" challenge at Crafty Friends, hope to see you soon, hugs Blankina

Christina Hor said...

WOW! This is absolutely stunning NanaConnie! I love your burnishing technique using chalk. That's so clever. And oh your coloring is marvelous as always. I'm so glad you've share it with us over at Outlawz Monday Greetings. I can't wait to see what you'll create next! Have a lovely and blessed day NanaConnie!

Barbiedi said...

lovely card and choice of colours, thank you for taking part in the Dragons Lair Blog Challenge

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Such a lovely image!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Sassy Raggedy said...

Such a beautiful card. Just lovely NC...Hugs, joann

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Lovely card, it fits in perfectly with our Use a sentiment challenge, thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Friends and good luck
Julie x
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Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use a sentiment” challenge over at Crafty Friends.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
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