Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Light in the Window

     The alphabet prompt today at Beccy's Place is the letter "L" and I used one of Beccy's Seasonal Window images to make my card.  This is the winter window and it gave me another chance to focus on being home for the holidays - Thanksgiving or Christmas.

     I played with a pre-colored image but used a Lemon ProMarker to cast the glow on the window pane and a pale green to color the candle.  I also used a couple of gray ProMarkers to enhance the bricks a bit, and used a white gel pen on the snow.

     I added Lemon yellow, Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flame which gave it both shine and texture.  I know that's hard to see but if you click on the photo to enlarge it, you'll get a good look at it.

     The image piece was cut on my Fiskars paper cutter, then I distressed the edges.  I cut scrap pieces of gray CS with a Bo Bunny die and made Layers with them, adding the image piece on top.  I printed the sentiment, getting two more Ls, Light and Leading.  The bow is one of those I sew up by the dozens using white ribbon, then I dye them the color I want with ProMarkers.  The bow is the same color as the candle, and that complementary pop of color in the bow makes the candle more visible to the eye.

Crafting with Friends
Creative Inspirations
Creative Moments
Hiding in My Craft Room
I {Heart} ProMarkers
Jo's Scrap Shack
Outlawz Festive Fri.
Take It, Make It
Time Out
Winter Wonderland

     Can you believe it - a day with only 1 post!  Ooops, I forgot that I'm posting for World Wide Open DT challenge later today.  lol  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card, love the sentiment and card layout.
Linda xxx

Suzanne H said...

I learned so much from your post today. I used this image on a card and was disappointed with how it turned out. I will use your tips to enhance the pre-colored image. Beautiful card and layout.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful card and sentiment Connie. Love this image by Beccy.
PS will catch up asap, good to hear you are better.

*Vicki* said...

I love how you've made that glow on the candle Connie! I don't know why, but this is something that I love seeing for the Holidays which is a warm glow from from a candle in a window on a cold snowy night...just seems like Christmas to me! :) Love this card! HUGS

Beccy said...

I'm with you NC, home for the holidays is where we should all be. I love the tradition of lighting a candle and placing it in the window to lead people back to those they love. Beautiful sentiment and beautiful card.

Anita in France said...

The glow of light in the window really pops against the neutrals in your layered window scene, Connie ... so warm and welcoming! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Time Out! Anita :)

patty said...

what a wonderful card, thank you for taking part as creative moments and good luck, hugs, patty

Sheryl said...

This window is so welcoming. Your colouring is fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at I 💖 Promarkers.
Hugs Sheryl xx