Sunday 13 November 2011

Vintage Victorian Christmas

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Before I move on I just have to respond to all of the lovely comments that say "I don't think I would give that card to the Mother In Law" I suppose for most that would be the case, however I happen to have the very best and most unique Mother In Law, she thought it was so her, so please don't fret :)  However I have the other Step Mother In Laws birthday coming up, and this creation will be less sassy.

Yesterday I got to play with my winning digital images from Tickled Pink, thank you Kellie.  I have a big wish list with these amazing images, and although I only made one card, I just had to use both images as they work so well together. I also was going to play in my photo shop package, but think it is nice to see how these can be used together if you are not savvy with digital images.  But you guessed before I could play I had to post off to the winner my 500 candy, so a trip to the post office, then I had to got get my boots and shoes re heeled, I don't have give my shoes some wellie (sorry could not resist that) whilst waiting for them to be ready for pick up had to buy a new hand bag, as my old one was a deaths door so to speak and finally had to pop to the craft shop, well you just have to don't you :)  So on my return here is what I created.
This is an 8" Victorian Vintage Christmas Card, I followed one of the Pink Ink sketches from a couple of challenges ago, as I really like it at the time, but did not get around to creating anything for that challenge.
I have used an olive green pearlescent card for the base colour and contrast.  The papers are from the Papermania Silent Night collection and so very vintage, I just love them.  The lace around the first layer of the dp is from Grimsby Crafts it was pure white, was.............and did not look right white so distressed this with Tim Holtz Antique Linen, so much better with the card in it's mucky state.  The ribbon was a white pull through ribbon which again did not match my intended colour scheme so I coloured this with R39 copics.  The little gold bells are from a local department store. The floral array in the main is Wild Orchid and the leaves are nestie cut.
The images were cut out and raised from the glitter embossed image plate and coloured in copics, using a gold gel pen for the bells and a clear glitter sakuro pen for contrast. This image is called 

Lil Victorian Christmas Lolita Lylah

and isn't this image ace, he is called 

Lil Victorian Christmas Scrooge Damon

Now if you have not noticed, although I am sure you have my new 600 follower candy has been posted and you can enter this here . I would like to welcome all my new followers  and wish all my followers luck in the 600 follower candy.   

As always and very importantly I would like to say thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments on my blog, allowing me to hop back over to see your own beautiful work. THANK YOU!! 

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges and thank Feline for your assistance as always
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
CES - Roses and Ribbons
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - What ever lights your candle
Make It Colourful - Light Sources
Digital Design - Ribbon's and Bows
One Stop Craft - Ribbon and Lace
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas Traditions
Crafty Catz - digital image
Fabulous Friday - embossing
Flowerett - Christmas
Wags N Whiskers - Christmas

Enjoy your day


Suzi Mac said...

Utterly gorgeous Kate, love the images, papers and you've caught that vintage feeling beautifully.
Suzi x

Lumara said...

such interesting characters!

Christina Hicks said...

I love the Tickled Pink characters. I won some last month. Am now wishing to win some more lol. I love the vintage feel to your card, its just lovely.

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love the images .. especially the scrooge character.. a fab card
Lisa x

Maya Isaksson said...

I love how you put Lylah and Damon together like that and the lace around the card is super cute! Thank you for playing with us at TPS Challenges this week!

Crafty Loops said...

I love these characters Kate, and I love how youve coloured them. Your flowers are gorgeous and that paper is so lovely. I love it. Really stunning card. Lee xx

Karin said...

Such a wonderful card Kate. I really love your colouring as well.

Hugs karin xx

Sara H said...

Wow! Your card is amazing!!!! Love your perfect colouring and the images goes really well together =)
Thank you for joining us at Tickled Pink stamps challenge this week!!!

Misty's said...

fabulous card
Michaela xx

Curly said...

Wow Wow Wow Lady this is gorgeous I have these images too but I haven't used them yet but you have inspired me with this fabulous card,
Thinks for joining us at the Crafty Catz Use a Digi Challenge,
Have a lovely Sunday,
Hugs Bridget

Hazel said...

This is quite different, but nonetheless a super card - love it - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 46 - hope to see you again soon. x

carol said...

hello...thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ this week, super gorgeous card x carol

Unknown said...

Hi Kate, I love these images, make me think of Scrooge in a Christmas Carol!! Great card, gorgeous ribbon and papers! By the way, I have some candy on my blog, do pop on over and check it out! Hugs, Frea

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow kate this is gorgeous, fabulous card.

greetings karin

Lynsey said...

Hi Kate what an amazing card! Love those images!
Hugs Lynsey x

nessy said...

wow!! just love these images you have sued ~very vintage indeed!! beautifully made card!
vanessa xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
fabulous card, luv the two images, as ever awesome colouring, pretty embelies, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, sue,x

sam21ski said...

Great card Kate xxx

Zora said...

Love the characters on your card they are gorgues and bautyful painted :O)

Sandra H said...

Oh Kate this is just absolutely fabulous your colouring is just perfect and the images are adorable just so stunning:) Sandra H

coops said...

wow so stunning kate.the images are fantastic and i love your traditional colours and gorgeous design :D

xx coops xx

Jenny Evans said...

This card is gorgeous!!! Such amazing detail!

Thanks for playing along this week at Frosted Designs!! :D

Annette said...

Fab card, gorgeous colouring. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Annette xx

Elizabeth Sanchez said...

WOW! you did such a great job here! love how you colored the images! thnx for playing with us at TPS Challenges!!!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous images Kate...must get over to tickled pink and nab some, gorgeous colouring..fabulous card.


Stampalicious said...

this card is gorgeous! I love the lace all around it! thank you for playing with us at Tickled Pink Stamps this week, hugs, martina

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for joining CRAFTY CATZ this week

Regan said...

Oh, my goodness!!! This is beautiful! Your coloring is outstanding and you've used such gorgeous papers & flowers! Simply lovely, Kate! Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges! :)

Unknown said...

Your card is simply stunning!!! I love your images, the color scheme, the flowers and of course that tiny bow!!!

Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs this week!!

Natali said...

Ooohhhh... Sooo pretty... Beautiful images, amazin colouring, bowl, paper, lace around... and this soft pin )) Absolutely gorgeous!!

Becky Dunham said...

Fabulous card Kate! I just adore Tickled Pink stamps - I have several digis and a few rubber. Don't forget tomorrow is their digi sale for this month so you can get the digis. Sometimes that is the only ones I can afford although I prefer rubber. But at least with digital, you can make them any size and even flip them :) Thanks for your sweet comment on my baby album!

CraftyC said...

Its a gorgeous card Kate, I love the images and beautiful colours. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

Arline said...

Ooh I love those images....think I might be tempted! Great card!x

Julie said...

Stunning card - love the images and colours!! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges, Juliexx

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