Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Sepia Christmas

Well.... sort of.  This was my first attempt at coloring an image using only one color in many shades.  I really wanted to enter the LOTV challenge this week which was "Anything" but I have a limited number of their stamps.  I figured if I was going to re-use a stamp I better make my card look very different from the last one.  I started thinking I would color it like I have seen several other cards colored lately... all in browns and absolutely gorgeous!!  Then the Shabby Tea Room challenge fit perfectly with this idea so I went for it.

I used my Prismacolor pencils (on Kraft paper) to color this adorable image from Lili of the Valley called Woodland Christmas.  Its one of my favorites  :)  I added silver Stickles to the lights on the tree.  I love Stickles  :)

I didn't use any DP this time.  I used Coordinations CS and used embossing folders to add interest.  The lighter panel on the left is the Swiss Dot folder from Sizzix and the dark panel on the right is Snowflake from Cuttlebug.  I added some pearls to some of the snowflakes.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid.  The ribbon is from my stash and since I know it is at least 15 years old, it certainly is vintage!

The inside panels are pretty simple with the addition of a Christmas tree die cut from Memory Box.  I bought mine at Simon Says Stamp.  These dies are wonderful!  I added a "shim" of cardstock under this one and it cut beautifully!  Can't wait to order more!

The back is simple also, but I do love this color combination!

One last picture, this time without the flash.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley - Anything Goes
Mojo Monday - I used their great sketch!!
The Shabby Tea Room - Winter Picnic (for a great color scheme!)
Cupcake Challenge Blog - Color on Craft

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek today!

Blessings & Hugs



  1. A great creation with beautiful elements!
    Thanks for joing us at LOTV this week!
    Hugs, Lena Katrine

  2. I love your snow!! Your colouring on kraft looks fab. Thanks so much for joining us at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. x

  3. Stickles always add the perfect touch, don't they? Love the flowers and feathers too.

    Visiting from Mojo Monday
    Please stop by and say hello!

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  5. Beautiful card Michelle and fab colouring on Kraft! Thanks for joining in with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  6. Such a beautiful card, Michelle! I love how you have coloured your adorable image and your choice of brown is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  7. A lovely card, your image is gorgeous and looks fab in the sepia tones. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x