Wednesday 28 July 2010

#25 Xmas in July – Star of Wonder

Well, as you can see it is the 25th Challenge at I ♥ Promarkers, and as you all know, Christmas falls on the 25th so that has set the theme for this week! The DT have all chosen digis from Digital Doodle Shop to use and I went for Angel #2.

Now, whilst she is indeed to be found in the Christmas section of the shop, this angel does hold a rose in her hand. Not particularly Christmassy to my mind. So I dry embossed a small star for her to hold instead as I thought it more appropriate for Xmas and for what I wanted her to do – be the force in the sky guiding the Star to Bethlehem.

Yes, I know, you must think I am totally mad not using any papers but actually colouring it all in with my Promarkers , LOL, but I could just see what I wanted to do in my mind so had to do it, or at least attempt to. Having chosen the image, I next chose the card for the base and this one has a texture to it which reminded me of clouds, so it kind of chose itself.

The layout for the top of the easel card follows the design sketch over at CLP. Now you might have to look carefully to check this out as it is in the layers of clouds, but believe me, the sketch is there! LOL. First of all I coloured the clouds at the bottom, going for a ‘sunsetty’, storm cloudy, above the clouds idea - before cutting it out to give me the first layer. I repeated the clouds for the next layer up, setting that at the angle as on the sketch. Above that is the silver ‘bench’ across the whole sky which is simply a strip of matt mirri board, but that in turn, lies on the top layer of the card which has lighter clouds at the base and striations of clouds and sky going out to pure blue sky in the top corners. Hope you are still following this…..LOL…..

…..The image itself was printed onto another piece of card and coloured in with Promarkers before being cut out and attached to my ‘sky’. The lower part of the easel card was constructed in much the same way as the top really. The base layer of the sky topped off with two torn layers of sandy desert for the distant hills. All coloured with Promarkers of course. I coloured a layer of desert then ran it through the printer as the Magi are clip art image and the wording, ‘Star of Wonder’ was printed on the PC.

Hope I explained that well enough to you all. Do try to find time to visit all the DT’s blogs if you can. We appreciate the lovely comments you leave for us - and then why not create a Christmas card of your own and enter the Challenge! Use any image you want as long as it is Christmassy and coloured with Promarkers. I will even let you use pretty papers! LOL. I look forward to seeing your cards and visiting your blogs. :)

I am entering this card for several other challenges:

CLP #27 - design sketch

Stamptacular Sunday – Christmas in July

Polka Doodles – Christmas in July

Cupcake – pastel Christmas

Digi Doodle Shops Best – anything goes

Charisma – not square
Gingersnaps - marker pens.

Have a great day everyone!

Tine :)


  1. Yay!!!! You're blog's fixed. :o)

    Fabulous card, Christine. Absolutely love what you did.

  2. Grrat job on the colouring, WOW, this is really a very nice christams card! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week, Gemma

  3. Beautiful and unusual! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!