Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Away in a Manger

From CAS to OTT?
Was a bit concerned about the colour scheme I chose for this card - I wanted to do another 'non traditional' colour and sorting through the stack of papers - (did I really buy all those paper pads????) - I picked out pastel pinks, blues, pale greens but then found this pad from My Mind's Eye full of brown, cream and blue tones.
So decided to give it a go. What do you think?
I Know the designs on the paper are not 'christmassy' and probably the traditionalists with red green gold silver etc may not be particularly enamoured with it but I think it's turned out OK.
The image is from Mo Manning. Isn't the expression on the little angel's face just brilliant?!I coloured it with promarkers and pastel chalks (although you can't see the pastel blue background behind the little angel very well) and added some glamour dust onto the wings.
Papers were all layered and distressed.
Coloured the flourish with a promarker to tone in and added a couple of brown pearls to the bottom left corner.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid and my local haberdashery shop!
Oh and look what I got for Christmas - a new nestie set of tags!!! (Well they were a Christmas present to me from me......and I actually bought two sets but

Challenges -
Digistamp 4 Joy - Christmas but no animals
For Fun - Christmas
My Mum's Craft Shop - Keeping Warm (and baby certainly is that all snuggled up in the hay!)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Holday Related

Thanks for visiting - appreciate all your comments.


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Viv. Well I love this colour combination, so pretty and very effective. Beautiful image too. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Kathy D. said...

I think those colors and patterns are perfect for this. That light blue and brown is/was a popular combination for winter so I think you pulled it off perfectly.

Thanks for going "Christmas" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you next Wednesday for our new challenge.

PetraB said...

The subtle colour combination and image work beautifully together.

My name is Cindy said...

I think it's lovely, I really like unusual colours at Christmas. Such a sweet little stamp too. Thanks so much for my lovely birthday card and notepad (that sure made me smile) they arrived today. Hugs Cindy x

coops said...

so gorgeous viv.i love your colour combo and details and the image is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Gaynor Greaves said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at MMCS keeping warm challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

♥Gemma♥ said...

wow what a stunning card hun...just love everything about it!!
hugs and xxx

Pauline said...

Hi Viv... this is delightful! Such a cute and loving image! Thank you for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges!

Emma H said...

Sweet! Love your wonderful holiday card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week!

Charlene said...

I love the pp's that you used...that color combo is so striking. And with that adorable image it looks plenty Christmasy! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge #33...good luck ~ Charlene DS4J DT

ursula Uphof said...

Love your card and your colouring is so well done. Thank you for jining us at DS4J for this challenge

Christine said...

I love the non-traditional colours and papers. You are right, that image is just soooo sweet. Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you'll join us again.

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks so much for joining our Digistamps 4 Joy "Anything Goes" Challenge with your beautifully executed creation!
luv n huggz