Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Benny's Christmas

      My card today features one of the three images in the Conie Fong set called "Benny's Christmas."  This is the one without a puppy but the other two images have cute puppies in them, one long-eared and one short-eared.  I'll use one of those on a card later this month.

     I'm working on my "water color" skills.  Last month, I suffered a vision problem and my eyesight is distorted enough that coloring with markers, even fine-line alcohol markers, is extremely difficult.  Water colors are more forgiving (the paint brush kind, not WC markers) but it's so much more difficult to get highlights and shading.  This is my best effort so far but I need more practice.

     The background dp is from Doodlebug and it's been in my stash for at least 3 years without being used!  High time to correct that oversight. I used a Fiskars corner punch on each layer.  The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed, and I added a hand-tied satin bow.

     This card is for my youngest great-grandson, who will celebrate his first birthday this coming December!

Inspiration Station (Christmas birthday)

     It's time to start thinking about Christmas cards, especially if you haven't made any so far this year.  We're more than halfway to the Christmas holidays.  :-D  

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

AW! What an absolute Delight Connie, love the image.
Faith x

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Benny looks so ready for Christmas, beautifully colored, CAS and adorable Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Alyson Mayo said...

Aww.... this is so cute! Watercoloring is hard - great job! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

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

Gorgeous card
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
My Blog As I do Rodos

Donna Walls said...

Your watercoloring is wonderful and this is the sweetest image. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at the Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge!

Diane said...

Super cute and great coloring too! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}

Donna Walls said...

I'm back wearing a different DT Hat to say Thanks for sharing your fun project with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge!
The Inspiration Station Challenge
The Paper Funday Challenge

Melanie Hungerford said...

So cute, love how the coloring looks with the water colors, great job trying something new! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Susan said...

Very cute image! I think your watercolouring is great! Thanks so much for joining us at Peace on Earth!

Heidi said...

Liebe Conny, das war eine gute Idee für Paperminutes!!
Ich habe das Thema nach dir benannt, und nun ist es "Weihnachten im Juli".
Danke für deine süße Karte, Benny wird sich drüber freuen!

Liebe Grüße -

Heike said...

what a cute christmas card.
Thanks for joining papereminutes


Josje said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at colour crazy
Groetjes Josje dt

Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful festive card
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT

Wendy Jackson said...

Lovely card such a cute image and lovely colouring…… thanks so much for joining us on the Polkadoodles Wk 28 Digi Choosday challenge….

Love and crafty hugs from

Wendy (DT)