Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Peace On Earth

** 12/20/13 Winner at Crafty Catz! **

Hi everyone! I'm back today to share my DT inspiration project for this week's Inky Impressions Challenge, IIC #139 - Merry Christmas! Come play with us! We want to see your Merry Christmas project! The random winner will receive 4 digis from the Inky store!

I used the super cute Waiting For Santa digi for my card. I used some of the awesome GKD 6x6 patterned papers that I've fallen in love with, and matted all the layers on textured brown cardstock.


I colored this image and one other recently with distress markers - something I've never done before. I printed this image on gorgeous ivory antique linen cardstock and was afraid the Copics would run outside the lines so I opted for the distress markers. They don't color anything like the Copics that I'm used to coloring with and I was a little nervous, but am actually rather pleased with the way it turned out. It actually looks kind of velvety with a little depth to it. ;)


Isn't this sleeping child just the cutest little thing you've ever seen?!


I finished the inside with some of the red gingham paper I used on the front, matted on the dark brown cardstock. The inside sentiment is a Christmas Card Caption.


I'm entering this sweet thing into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • GKD Pure Luxury ivory cardstock (base); Marco's vintage ivory linen cardstock; DCWV textured brown cardstock
  • GKD Season's Greetings 6x6 patterned paper
  • Inky Impressions Waiting For Santa digi (new release)
  • Ranger Distress Markers: Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Pine Needles, Bundled Sage, Fired Brick, Barn Door, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Spun Sugar, Faded Jeans, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Mustard Seed, Dusty Concord
  • Sakura Stardust pen
  • DecoColor liquid gold and liquid silver opaque paint markers
  • Mrs. Grossman's Christmas Card Captions
  • Red organza ribbon
  • Red flat-back pearls

Hope you've been inspired to create a fun project for our Merry Christmas challenge! To get your mojo going, be sure to check out the selection of stamps and other crafting goodies in the Inky Impressions store! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)

Hugs,
Leslie

47 comments:

Kerry said...

Beautiful......the image is just soooo sweet.
Kerry

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous,love the design and fab colours.xxx

Judith Culham Elsdon said...

Brilliant project - thank you for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge - good luck and all the best for 2014 x Judith DT.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

How lovely the main image is colored. It does look like velvet. the DSP is so nicely matted. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
Advent Blessings of Hope, Peace and Joy,
Carole Robb Bisson

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is so lovely and sweet. Your design is fab with crisp lines and great colors. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is so lovely and sweet. Your design is fab with crisp lines and great colors. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Mian said...

What a lovely Christmas card and your design and details are great.

Susan Hogan said...

I'm on both teams and just stuffed up - too many things to do before Christmas! Thanks for telling me - I really meant the other team!! Have a good break and a happy Christmas.

Planetsusie said...

I really must have a go with some Distress markers, your card is really great! The image made me smile and your choice of papers has really made it stand out.

Thank you so much for entering the OSAAT challenge this month, wishing you lots of luck.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

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

Beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Anna Jasiolek said...

This is such a sweet stamp, love this image. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
Hugs,
Anna xxx

Sue B said...

Oh this is gorgeous Leslie! what a fab image and you've coloured it so beautifully! I love the festive papers and pretty embellies… you've decorated inside so beautifully too!
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!
Hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Dangina Martinez said...

So adorable! I have a picture of my Grand-Daughter under the tree like that. Love it! We at Loves Rubber Stamps, are so super excited to have you join us during our Holiday Blitz! We wish you Luck and a Merry Christmas! Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Judith Culham Elsdon said...

Brilliant project - thank you for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge - good luck and all the best for 2014 x Judith DT.

Barb said...

Hi Leslie, super sweet card and very well done, I think your coloring is fab. Hard to believe this is a first with Distress markers, now you've inspired me to keep trying with mine. Thanks & good luck at the CAGI challenge.

Andree said...

A wonderful Christmas card and a delightful image.

Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

Sheena Brooks said...

A lovely image for a Christmas card. Quite like the layout as well. Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge. Sheena B.

Wedgie said...

Cute Christmas card. Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

haththi said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge. Happy holidays Angelie

tilly said...

a lovely card done in distress inks,
thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz
Tilly

verybellemakes said...

Lovely card, I know my daughter would happily sleep beneath the tree if she could get away with it! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch At A Time and good luck in the challenge.

Victoria DT

Cindy said...

This is lovely. I love the digi you have used! Thank you for joining CC&CC. Hugs, Cindy

mixamatoasties said...

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Aletha J. Williams said...

Beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.

Ingrid Mason said...

Oooooh, the texture and depth of colour in your delightful image is gorgeous Leslie. Your papers are so pretty too and the ribbon and bow such a lovely finishing touch. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous card! What a beautiful creation! thank you for joining us for Anything Goes at Love to Create this fortnight. Mo dt X

Nathalie said...

Very cute christmas card. I love papers and message. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.
Nathalie DT

Lexie said...

This is gorgeous. Love the image.

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Sammy said...

Lovely! great papers and ribbon! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing at One Stitch At A Time.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
DT Nataliya

Dewi Lestari said...

It's lovely! Thanks for joining at CCCC: Happy Holidays
Hugs
Dewi

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!
Happy Holidays!!
Sheri - TPE DT

Nance E Salkeld said...

Adorable! I like the look the distress markers gave it. Never used them yet myself. Thanks for playing with us at The Pink Elephant Challenge! Merry Christmas! ~ Nance, TPE DT

Alex H. said...

A wonderful card.. and such a cute image! Thanks for joining us at HOA challenge!
;-) Alex H.

Sue said...

So gorgeous!
Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge
Sue xx

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image and your coloring!
Thank you for sharing your project with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
Wishing you a blessed Holiday Season & Happy New Year!
Ruza, LTC Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene DT

Meighan Wheller said...

Love the Christmas image, someone did not want to miss out on meeting Santa! Great layout and love the bow too! thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations. All the best Meighan DT

Sandie said...

A gorgeous card...a lovely entry in to our challenge over at CraftyHands x

Ceal said...

cute card, love the plaid. Thanks for playing along in our Holiday Blitz challenge at Loves Rubberstamps

Jo Grason said...

cute card, love the image! Thanks for joining our blog hop at Come and Get it Challenges, good luck! Jo x

Kristie Maynard said...

How sweet! Hope your Christmas was merry and bright! Thanks for playing along with the Eureka! Stamps Challenge.

Julie said...

Adorable card. Thanks for joining us in our last challenge of 2013 and hope to see you in 2014.
Julie T
Aud Sentiments

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely card and image. I love the colours you used and the bow adds just the right touch to the card. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.

Lynn, OSAAT DT

Zenita Smith said...

Adorable!!! Also congrats on your win with this card! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.
Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
DT member Love to Create Challenge
http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com

Anna Jasiolek said...

Thank you for joining our challenge at Pile It On and I hope you will come back again.
Hugs,
Anna xxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card and I think your colouring looks great.

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x