Saturday, 19 November 2011

A 'grey' Christmas!

Been a lovely day here today so made the most of it out in the fresh air!
Am sitting here thinking about what I am going to do for another challenge but in the mean time - brain cells are struggling for inspiration - I thought I'd better post this.

I was a bit unsure about these papers but decided to keep the clean stark colour combo of grey and white and just add a splash of colour on the image.

I also followed a sketch for the first time in ages! 

The little boy hanging stars on his tree is another from LOTV (just for a change - LOL) and I added some crimson onto his hat and stars and used three different shades of grey for his clothes. Some glitter used for a wee bit of bling and I popped the image onto a nestie frame and layered onto the card with 3d pads. I used a Nellie Snellen die for the corners.

I thought about puttin red gems instead of the card candy on the white ribbon but once I'd coloured them with one of the grey shades decided to leave it as it was and just let the image make the statement.

Challenges -
CRAFT - Stars
Willow Sketchie - Sketch
Frosted Designs - Die Cuts
Winter Wonderland - What a Cutie 

Thanks for visiting - off to try and galvanise my grey cells into action!


McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Viv, I like the image and the frame, the colour and design.
Kevin xx

Anne-Marie said...

This card is so sweet, the image is just fantastic.

Thank you for joining us at WSC this week.

Anne-Marie x x

cotnob said...

I'm glad you decided to follow a sketch for the first time in ages, your card is gorgeous. I just love the grey with the splash of red and your nestie frame and die cut corners are lovely.
Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.

Lee said...

It's a Beautiful card Viv.Isn't he just the cutest.xx

Unknown said...

Stunning card! I love the die cuts. Thanks so much for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

Anonymous said...

Love the wintry frosty feel.A clever idea by just using accents of colour on the image.It works beautifully.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Jan said...

It works Viv! The background colours blend with his little jumper and the Christmas tree.... makes a nice change. xx

coops said...

so stunning viv.the image is adorable and i love your gorgeous colour combo :D

xx coops xx

downrightcrafty said...

A gorgeous creation thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xxx
ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

Linda said...

Wow this is so cute I love the white on white theme. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

Roberta; mother of 4, GiGi to 1 said...

What an adorable little fella! I love the ornate die-cut you have used to frame the image! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

Aunty Sue said...

Great take on our theme this week and thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT

Unknown said...

Love this image so much...WOW!!

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs. I hope that you enjoyed the challenge


Sue said...

Lovely card. What a lovely image, so cute. Sue.x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Great card, Love the colour scheme it makes it really different, thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie this week Hazelxox