Thursday, 25 October 2018

Rudolph Day - October

Hello Everyone,

Goodness! Here we are at the penultimate Rudolph Day! So many cards to make and so few weeks to make them in. I've been so slow to work on Christmas cards this year that Maureen, Scraps of Life by Scrappymo, will no doubt be surprised to see me rising to her challenge for the second month in a row. In fact, I've made a determined effort to create a few recently so have this one to share today.

I've had this stamp, 'The Wonder of It All' by Crafts And Me, for a year or two but never used it. The thought of colouring it seemed beyond my capabilities - I'm very much an amateur. However, it seemed such a shame so I considered just stamping the image and leaving it just as it is. As you can see, that's not what happened. Instead, putting on my big girl's pants I stamped it on watercolour paper and following the example on the packaging, and using Winsor & Newton paints did my best to colour the image.

Once I thought I'd done all I could it was matted on to a layer of red card. I cut a tent shaped card base from the same watercolour card and stamped the greeting with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink.

Once the image was adhered to the card base I decorated it with Crystal Stickles. The centre of the flowers are decorated with gold BoBunny Double Dot. Finally, I tied some red raffia in a bow at the top of the card.

Have a great Rudolph Day.


LesleyG said...

Happy RD Elizabeth, what a lovely stamp, and what a fine job you made of colouring it in, it looks really lovely xxx

Liz said...

Super Christmas card, Elizabeth. The lovely image is beautifully coloured. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Your card is lovely Elizabeth, such a sweet image and beautifully coloured, Kate x

Carole Pollard said...

Love your card so glad you found him and finally used your stamp love and hugs Carole x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card and I love the traditional Father Christmas you've used.

Sue xx

Sandra H said...

What a fab image you have used Elizabeth your card is gorgeous x

Robyn Oliver said...

Well done Elizabeth, you did a fab job painting this image (I often use the stamp photo as a guide), it's a really nice card, tied off with a ribbon.

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a gorgeous image and perfectly finished off with the ribbon, thanks for joining us at Rudolph Days Challenge this month, Luv Sam x

scrappymo! said...

Great image and great colours here. You did fine!

I have been avoiding colouring lately as my hands are swollen again. Hence the upcycled cards and the cards from precoloured images. Will have to do that for a while.

Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.