Wednesday 23 November 2011

#93 A Mother's Love at Christmas

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - anything goes!
Sponsor & prize this week - Digi Doodle, $10 gift certificate

Now, I might be taking a few liberties here with my image setting this twosome in a wood in winter, (my first thoughts would be this was a spring/summer kind of image), but I seem to recall Bambi walking through the snow & if it was good enough for Disney to do it then I am willing to take a risk with it too! LOL.

This image is from our sponsors this week, Digi Doodle and is called 'Deer & Fawn'.  I coloured it in using Promarkers and a couple of Trias using this month's sketch over at CLP.  I wasn't quite sure how deep a colour to give them as they would surely have a thicker, usually slightly less colourful coat in the winter months so it was a bit of guess work really.  Then of course, I had made it into a night scene so this would take down the colours rather too - just to make things even more problematic for myself!  On slightly safer territory, to create all my various snowflakes which I just love on Christmas cards, I used a combination of Martha Stewart punches and Marianne Creatable dies and the swirling foliage was cut using 2 dies from Double Do.  These were given their sparkle courtesy of Stickles (this time Frosted Lace), and a few pearls scattered about for good measure. The fabric is edged with acrylic paint and still more texture was created using a dotty embossing folder.

On the inside of the card.
The card base, punched layers & the embossed dots etc, were white pearlescent stock for a shimmering gleam but I also used some matt white card for a couple of layers of the snowflakes & swirling foliage to add a bit of interest. The light blue snowflake patterned dp was another from Jak Heath a while back & I used a midnight blue card too for the layering. The pearls, from my stash are a mixture of larger flat-backed ones & spherical shimmering ones.

Tine :)

CLP - design sketch
Moving Along With the Times - let it snow
Phindy's Place - Christmas
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Christmas
Bunny Zoe - Christmas & pearls
Crafty Emma - snowflakes
Totally Gorjuss - swirls
Passion for Promarkers - swirls & sparkles
Winter Wonderland - cute
Marianne's Design Divas - sparkle & shine
Crimbo Crackers - make it sparkle
Sundays With Crissy - Christmas using non- traditional colours
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - texture
Truly Scrumptious - Christmas (& either pearls or vintage)
Sparkles Forum - vintage
Digital Tuesday - sparkle & shine
Forever Friends - (Monthly) something old, something new (old, my snowflakes dies/punches - new, the image) +use an animal


  1. This is gorgeous hun, what a cute image, fab colours too x x x

  2. This is such a gorgeous card Tine. I love the details you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  3. A gorgeous card,love the

  4. Beautiful card, Tine!
    Do you get many deer in the UK? We do, unfortunately. I say unfortunately cos there are alot of them getting hit right now on the roads and then its hunting season, too...I just heard several shots and went out to do a head count on my ducks. None missing. *phew* someone must've been target practicing.

  5. Gorgeous card Tine and the deer are very appropriate in a winter setting. These are coloured beautifully and your snowflakes are a fabulous added element. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

  6. oh what a beautiful card -love that adorable image and all the die cuts
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this wee
    Lisa x
    ps we have a Blue challenge at Ladybug crafts ink challenges too

  7. A gorgeous creation thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xxx
    ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

  8. Woowwww what an awesome card!!!! Your coloring is great!!!

    gr. arjette.

  9. Beautiful card, love the sweet image and the pretty swirls and snowflakes look fabulous. Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Gorjuss.
    Lyndsey xx

  10. what a gorgeous card,love the winter scene and you have coloured the image beautifully thanks for joining us at digi days and good luck
    tracey x

  11. Fabulous card

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles hope you will join us again soon. good luck xx

  12. Your christmas card is gorgeous Tine.Thanks for playing along with this weeks CES Challenge!

  13. Wonderful card and such a lovely image! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  14. wow.. your colouring is fab.. beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along at CES xx

  15. Hi Tine,
    Absolutely Gorgeous Christmas Cards!!! Love the deer image, the dps, the colour scheme is beautiful. Love the layout and those embellishments look Fabulous. Coloured to perfection. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Forum and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  16. Beautiful card, Tine - your colouring is stunning!! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week, Juliexx

  17. A gorgeous card, lovely image and great colouring! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious, hugs, Marlies

  18. Sorry I'm late with my comment,life just got in the way,but I wanted to say thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious..Hope to see you joining in with us in the New Year when we return...
    Mandy x

  19. Such a lovely card, I think it's a perfect image for a winter scene. Thanks for joining in at PFP :o) Lisa x

  20. Oh, hunni this is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Marianne`s Design Divas. Hugs...Mona