Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a good Christmas.
I wish you all a wonderful 2013.

It seems to have been ages since our last Challenge.

Today is our first Colour Challenge of 2013
and our very talented CHRIS
has the CHALLENGES for January.

Here is her picture of Colours for TODAYS challenge:


Chris has a great message to explain just how to do this one!

Here is my humble card:

I have used all the colours Chris has mentioned
plus a cold looking light blue/ grey sky for the "cold factor"

You will see the taupe, grey, beige and dark brown she has
asked for.

I have used an older Tilda to get the effect of a cold winter day.
She is from MIDWINTER TILDA # 355

Papers are from Basic Grey - Cappella
Tree and frame die
TH Antique Linen ink

In the close up you will be able to see the
hint of yellow I added to the other colours:

First I cut out the die in Cryogen White ( my favourite colour
to use Copics' on )
Then I cut it out again in the light blue / grey.
I had to put all the little pieces I had out of the
blue/grey paper back like a puzzle to 
fill in between the stems. The
only large pieces were the bottom two.
Maybe some of you can think of an easier way to do this??

I put Dazzling Diamonds ( SU ) on branches of the tree
for ice and put tiny dots of glue behind Tilda all over
and sprinkled in on again for snow flakes.

Then I used Flower Soft ( Polar white )
on the left side of the tree trunk and on the top
of the branches, and onto Tilda's hat, shoulders, raised hand
and feet and also along the bottom for snow.

The dark brown colour was added by the use
of the Snowflakes from Make it Crafty, which 
also got the Dazzling Diamonds.

The hint of yellow is of course her lamp
and the reflection onto her coat :o)

In this photo it is easier to see
that I have used the TH distress ink
on all the papers, die cut and snowflakes.

I wrote the sentiment myself and
cut it out with
Magnolia ticket dies.

I hope you like my card.

here is a little about it:

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Thank you so much for visiting me 
and leaving kind comments that
I love to read :o)

Love, Candy


Tilda's dress, socks, hair bows: W00, 1, 3, 5
Face: E000. 00, 01
Cheeks: R20, 21
Lamp: Y17, 15, 13
Hair: YR23, Y23, E35
Coat, shoes: E44, 42, 41
Hat, mittens: E34, 33, 31, 30


Chris said...

I love, love, love your card! The tree is fabulous and the snow element on the branches is gorgeous! Tilda is precious. Isn't that a cute stamp? I love Midwinter Tilda! You did a great job, Candy!

Chris Christensen
Magnolia-licious DT

Karen said...

Oh Candy, your card is adorable! : )

cathylynn said...

Your card is beautiful! Great coloring and I love the die cuts too.
Hugs, Cathy -Lynn

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous winter card Candy. Love the way you use this die cut. The snowy effect is so cute :o)

Sandy said...

Very nice Candy - I think your card is absolutely grand. I have thought about using the same tree for a winger card and cutting off the leaves and putting snow on it. I love your card!

Anonymous said...

i love the colours and that pretty tree die, so sweet
Hugs julie P

Kelly said...

Candy I love your card, no humble here, beautiful to me. The tree is adorable and Tilda is so pretty and I love the whole card!
Hugs Kelly

Rene said...

This was definitely worth waiting for (don't even get me started on Blogger, ugh! Lol!)! I love this...my mind crafted an entire store based on your beautiful scene! Love cards that do that for me!
Rene :D

Cathy Lee said...

Oh, Candy, this is fabulous. I've been waiting all day to come over and visit. I just love what you did with this sweet little scene. Tilda looks fabulous and I absolutely love that tree. This is so inspiring, Hun.
Cathy Lee
Magnolia-licious Designer

Anonymous said...

Hi Candy, Love the card! That tree is gorgeous. Sounds like an awful lot of work, though! Your card is a real labor of love, isn't it?!
Love you, Barbara

Suzan L said...

Hi Candy, Your card is soooo darling! I love the tree frame die that you used with the sparkles that you have added to it! Have a wonderful weekend!
Big Hugs,
Magnolia-licious Designer

Chris said...

I just wanted to ask you what you used for the snow in the tree branches? I have the die and love the snow you added!

Magnolia-licious Designer

Karen said...

Gorgeous card! Very elegant. Beautiful job coloring your image.

Unknown said...

Wow this is gorgeous!!!!!Love the image and the snow you added!!!!!! Fabulous card!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Candy! This card is just gorgeous! I love the scene you created with this snowy tree and Tilda. Gorgeous coloring! Love this! hugs, Angela

Eulanda said...

Ok didn't you say you had next to no time to create this? I think you work really well under pressure if that's the case!! The snow (flower soft) is so pretty and I love your coloring!! Especially how you radiated the light. Great scene Candy! Hugs!
Magnolia-licious Designer

Norma said...

Fabulous card, Candy. What a lot of work you did on the centre panel. Terrific job you did on piecing the pieces together. Love this Tilda. Didn't have a chance to colour this past season--just too many new ones to play with...LOL. Beautiful colouring. Terrific job with the light coming from the lantern--I always forget to add that.

June Nelson said...

\Oh Wow Candy this is delghtful hunnie what a stunning card darlin, so beautiful, hope your keeping ok darlin big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Crafteezee said...

Adorable Candy. Have a good weekend.
Hugs Tracy x

Riet Kamstra said...

Adorable card, love it all what you did here, fab coloring with nice colors, that go so well together. And the die cuts....great job what you did with it and how you used the 'snow', so very beautiful all together.

X Riet