I'm later than intended with my entry for Day 6 of the 10th Annual Christmas in July challenge at Catch The Bug. I had to go do the food shopping with my Mother in Law so 2 stores/shopping trips later then technical support when the apps on her smart TV would not work. Then cooking the evening meal..... real life just gets in the way of crafting.
Today we have been given a photo as inspiration.
Obviously the inspiration had to be Santa. I used this fab image The Big Guy that I recently bought from Beccy's Place. It is one of the nicest digis of Santa I have found and it has a great set of sentiments with it too.
The image has been coloured with Promarkers. I wanted the fir trim to have texture to it so used PVA glue and to create layers I used a cocktail stick to apply roughly in cloud style peaks. I then added Glamour Dust ultra fine glitter and left to dry (totally underestimated how long that would take and by the time the card was finished it was too dark to take a photo)
I have lots and lots of Christmas papers and rarely use the black ones but decided this sketch would suit it. I have a 6"x 6" pad which I picked up from Poundland for £1 and it had quite a few black papers. I used two of these for the top and bottom sections of the card. The diagonal paper is a scrap from recent cards made. I have attached some red metallic self adhesive tape top and bottom. I have no idea when or where I bough these. I was sorting one of my last remaining boxes of bits and came across them so put them with my other tapes :)
The red and green ribbon is self adhesive, the red has a velvet texture to it. Santa has a fine border of light grey around him and I then fussy cut and mounted onto thin foam pads. One of the papers from the pad had a Santa Stop Here post which is repeated on the whole page so I cut one out, mounted onto white card and layered on foam pads.
Finally I added some die cut holly leaves and buttons.
Card Details -
Size - A5
Papers - Festive Fun from Poundland
Colouring Medium - Promarkers
Embellishments - Die cut holly leaves, self adhesive ribbon, buttons
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)
- 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – Santa
- Beccy’s Place - Anything Goes
- Catch The Bug – Christmas in July Day 6
- Christmas Craft Creations – Christmas Characters
- Dream Valley Challenges - #228 All Occasions
- Pammie’s Inky Pinkies - #2029 Anything Goes
- Passion For Promarkers - #552 Bingo Board (Button, Image, Glitter)
- Pearly Sparkles - #53 3 of a kind (3 papers, 3 holly leaves, 3 buttons)
- The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - #75 Anything Christmas Goes
- Try Stamping on Tuesdays - #467 Sketch for layout