Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Eve Countdown

Hi again!  I'm back with a second quick post today to share a card for the current Make it Crafty challenges.  I made a card for Sketch Challenge #4 in the Facebook group and Challenge #4 over at Make it Colourful. The Make it Colourful Challenge has an easy and hard part, as usual.  The easy challenge is to color your image with mainly red and green.  The hard challenge is to add texture.  I combined the easy and hard challenges and also used the sketch.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

My card base and mats are GKD Green Apple and the patterned papers are from the Authentique Festive 6x6 pad.  My fun image is Christmas Eve Countdown from Make it Crafty.  I printed it on MiC Blending Card and colored it with my Copics.  I tried to add texture to the trim on his suit, the snow and the sack.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  I added Glossy Accents to his goggles and watch face and a bit of Liquid Pearls around the image for snow flakes.  A red and green striped bow finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the colored image:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11
Red: R32, R35, R37, R59, E19
Green: YG01, YG03, YG63, YG67
Gold: YR21, YR23
Bricks: E09, E33, E35, E57
Sack: E41, E42, E43, E44
White/Snow: C5, C3, C1, C0
Boots/Belt: C5, C7, C9

Thanks for stopping by again!  Have a great evening and I'll see you soon!


  1. Carla, this is just adorable. You have some of the cutest images. Go girl!

  2. Excellent coloring and nice texture, too. It's such a cute and fun card.

  3. You totally rocked both challenges!! Gorgeous coloring and love the papers!!

  4. Awesome coloring on this fantastic Santa. Love this card Carla. Beautiful work!

  5. Wow stunning card Carla!!
    XXX Heidy

  6. WOW Carla this is stunning! Love the sentiment.

    Linda xxx

  7. Beautiful Carla...Your coloring is awesome. Just a wonderful Christmas Card! Hugz, joann

  8. You've done a gorgeous job with the coloring Carla! Really love that scrumptious ribbon! :) HUGS

  9. I love this one Carla, and thank you for sharing your colours. I was going to ask you which reds they were. Your brick work looks totally true to life, and of course the papers are matched perfectly. Good luck with the challenge over at MIC.
    Cheers :)Sandra xo
    p.s. I am finally seeing my neurosurgeon tomorrow morning :)

  10. Your card is delightful but this dude looks like a naughty Santa to me! Do I really want him to come down my chimney?
    Happy Holiday Carla!!

  11. Just awesome, your coloring is so stunning.
    Hugs, Pat

  12. What a great job coloring! Love the layout of your card as well. Thanks for playing along with us at Make It Colourful.

  13. I just love the MIC Santa's. Super fun card! :-)

  14. You did such a great job colouring this one - fab texture on the whole thing, his clothes and whiskers look wonderful, as does that sack of gifts :)

  15. Another smashing Christmas card! Love the image! Love your coloring, as always! :^) Really cool DP--you matched your coloring so well with it! Love the fun sentiment and the take on the sketch! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  16. Hi Carla ♥♡ This is amazing and I always love this image! Your coloring is fantastic - great reds and greens too. Thanks for playing along in the Make it Colourful challenge this month! :D

  17. Gorgeous card, Carla! Beautiful colouring and design! Thanks for joining us at Make It Colourful and Happy New Year:)! Hugs Delphine xx


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