Sunday, July 13, 2014

Christmas in July

Hi there!  Happy Sunday!  Hope you've had a good weekend!  We've been busy this weekend, so I haven't had much time for crafting or blogging, but I hope to get back to it tomorrow.  I do have a card to share today.  It is for a couple of challenges I enjoy doing.

Here is my card:

My card base and mats are SU Riding Hood Red and the patterned papers are from the Melissa Frances Deck the Halls 6x6 pad.  The beautiful image is Christmas Fairy from Aurora Wings.  You can find her in Mitzi's Etsy shop here.  The AW Blog challenge right now is to do "no lines" coloring or a color BINGO.  I decided to give the no lines technique a go.  It's my first time and I wasn't that thrilled with the outcome.  With my bad eyesight, it was hard to see where to color even with a dark lines image nearby.  I guess it will take practice.  Maybe I should have started with a less intricate image, too.  Anyway, I printed it in washout mode and colored with my Copics in festive Christmas colors.  I added some Crystal, Red, and Gold Stickles for sparkly accents.  A 3D poinsettia and a sparkly Joy sentiment sticker, as well as a couple of gems from my stash, finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the colored image:

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back to my normal schedule soon, I hope.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Blog Challenge #4 (no lines coloring or color BINGO)
Aurora Wings July Facebook Challenge (Christmas in July)
Left of Center Creative Challenge #36 (add some sparkle)
Creative Fingers Challenge #43 (anything goes)

Enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. Awesome first try at no-lines coloring, Carla! It took me a while to try and even then, I only finished half an image. LOL So I congratulate you on this beautiful creation!! Although the coloring style is very different from your usual, this project still has your signature style oozing from it. Thank you for joining Aurora Wings' Challenge #4. Good luck!!
    Hugs, Mitzi xx

  2. I think you did a great job. I'm too chicken to even try. Hugs and have a great week!

  3. WOW, Carla! Fabulous work with the No Lines technique. Kudos to you, I still haven't tried it. LOL Such a gorgeous Christmas card. Thanks so much for joining our No Lines Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  4. Carla, this is soooo gorgeous! Love the image, coloring, sparkle, and fab design! And I think you are very brave to color no-lines. I don't intend to try--my eyes just wouldn't allow it! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Beautiful! I really need to get started on Christmas. It's just too hot!

  6. Beautiful Carla. How lucky someone will be to receive this wonderful card at Christmas. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

  7. This is fabulous Carla and I can't believe that that this was your first No-lines, it's gorgeous hun and thank you so much for sharing it with us at Aurora Wings Challenge.
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

  8. Stunning Carla! What a fabulous project! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center this week, I hope see you join us again in the future. Mo dt coordinator xxx

  9. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers with our challenge!! Hope to see you again for next time Hugs Tania (DT)xx


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