Friday, November 12, 2010

I can do serenity! No bother.

It's a Digi Day at Stamp Something. So get out your digis - you're free to create whatever you wish!

I got to choose the image from Digi Doodles - they have loads of very detailed images there but since I should really start thinking about my Crimbo card list, I picked a nice snowy landscape.

The image was printed on pearlescent paper, heat embossed and then coloured with Copics, TRYING to achieve a bit watercoloury look. I have to say it looks a lot better irl, the sheen of paper was really interfering with taking photos and a lot of subtler detail like slight reflection of the sunset colours on snow, are lost. :( I will list the marker codes further on though.

I added some vintage glass glitter to the trees and ground for a bit more texture and sparkle.

Because the landscape images need a bit more setting off I chose to have a very clean structured layers with paper piercing for extra definition. I carried the theme of shimmery papers throughout.

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. I liked the font, so delicate and elegant.

All I added then was some clear gems and a statement ribbon and bow which I frayed slightly to soften the lines of card.

Snow: T5/3/1/00, B00, BG0000, Y00, 0
Sky: B91/93/41/00/60, BG000/0000, YR0000/1865/12/31, Y35/00, T5/3, 0
Trees: E79/99/59
Post box: YG97/95/93/91, R46/59
Bird: E55/53, R22, T5
Spruces, holly:BG99, G29/24

Challenges I would like to enter:
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Scrapbook Sisters - christmas colors
A Spoonful Of Sugar - snow / snowflakes
Crafty Little Place - red, white, green
Wild Orchid (2 weeks) - classic christmas 
Crafty Calendar (monthly) - winter 
One Stitch At A Time - winter wonderland 
Paper Sundaes (3 entries) - let it snow 
Sundays with Crissy (monthly) - red, green, gold
Marks Finest Paper - paper piercing 
ABC Christmas - Winter Wonderland

Thanks for looking!


Cec said...

OMG is this ever beautiful. I love your new cleaner look because your fabulous colouring just pops out. The glitter is lovely and that big bow is so Christmasy (is that a real word?)

Renkata said...

ohhh I think that's my steps ,lol
I am just blown away Annika.
FAB work.

-Sanna- said...

I say it once more, - you are amazing.
This card is beautiful.
I love all of it.

Anonymous said...

And of course you did a stunning and smashing job with this image...was there any doubt?!! :) Hope you have a lovely weekend my friend!!HUGS

Tracy said...

I was already oohing and ahhing over this at Stamp Something. One word--breathtaking! ???or is that two? LOL Whatever--it's gorgeous! Wonder if Judy's seen this yet. You did an awesome job with her image. Hugs!

Trina said...

Annika, this is another beautiful card! When I saw your name on SSC I was wondering if you were the one whose blog I love reading. And you are!

Netty said...

Terrific card with great colouring. Love the image you've used and of course that brilliant bow. Its perfect Annika. Annette x

Stella said...

Oh should sell your cards....I think you're sold out in a minute!
Another jewel; I love to visit your blog. I can look for hours. Now I know why I'm behind on my schedule with my own Christmas cards :)

chris said...

OOOoohhhhhhhh, Annika, you have made my day brighter too, its soooooooo gorgeous.
hugs chris xx


Wowzer Annika - this is totally gorgeous! The texture of the pearlised paper gives the whole thing a glorious wintry sheen. The traditional Xmas image is so beautiful - I absolutely LOVE this card!!!
Have a great weekend - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Marilyn said...

Another gorgeous card for us to drool over Annika! You never disappoint!

Viv said...

Beautiful Annika! What a lovely little scene and your shimmery paper makes it look extra special!
( PS the bird is about to steal the pressies!)

Judi said...

What a FABULOUS card! I love everything about it!


Judi xx

Mummylade said...

wow, this is really lovely!!

Archies Mum said...

Your card is stunning, absolutely love the image you've used, so christmassy.

Anonymous said...

Wow Annika this is gorgeous ! The image is gorgeous and the paper piercing really brings it all together. Sue C x

Marlene said...

Looks perfectly BEAUTIFUL to me!

Laney said...

WOW!! Stunning !
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you next week too

Gloria Stengel said...

Your work is jaw-dropping. wow wow! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week!

uksharon said...

This is fantastic and so much detail.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Gunn (Merete) said...

I am impressed, you have made such beautiful cards lately, it simply a joy to watch.
Wish you a great weekend.

Dana said...

Oh wow!! This is simply amazing! I've got to tell Judy to pop over and have a look! She will be so proud!

Jóna said...

This is sooooooo beautiful !!! I just love ALL about it! Stunning !
All the best, Jóna (Yona) DT member at the Digi Dodle Stamps.

Piali said...

Gorgeous card!!!
Love all the details...great coloring!! Thanks for joining us @ ACLP this week!

Davi said...

Oh My Anikka this is truly stunning. You colored the image so beautifully and the layers and shimmer all combine to show the image off perfectly!

CraftinGranny said...

OMG Annika, this is such a beautiful card and done to perfection. Such a gorgeous scene and colored perfectly. "Hugs" Carol

Ellibelle said...

Another amazing card Annika. Love your coloring, beautiful sketch and the shimmery papers look fab.

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

A really superb card. Absolutely beautiful. Love your work, Annika.

Great job on adding that shaped mat behind your image. You really outdid yourself on that.


Diane said...

This is absolutely fantastic, Annika and I love the way you've framed the image with that dark mat that echoes the outline. Your colouring is just amazing!
Diane x (Digi Doodle DT)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Annika :-) the snowy scene is beautiful and the colours shimmer and glitter are fab ,, perfect ribbon too ,, lovely :-)

Lols x x x

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

Ohh I love that sunset!! And really, you did an awesome job with the light colors on that snow - with that plus the sky it really looks like watercolors. Even though the rest of the elements are darker, I love the contrast it provides! What's the fun in coloring if you can't add the depth?!? Same problem on this end - especially when I start with the darkest color I don't leave enough room for the lights. However, I just got all the 0000 colors and hope that will help lighten things up... those practically look like white already! :D

WeirdCat said...

That card is amazing
Ruth x

Judy said...

Hi Annika,

What a fabulously stunning card!!! I am so delighted to see on of my stamps used in such a beautiful card. You are so very talented, and have truly done this stamp justice. Very very nicely done!


Zoe said...

oooo wow... this is such an elegant card. The sky is incredible. now stop with the want to colour like me - it's um REVERSED missy!! :P

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
Debbie x

IsabellasSketchbook said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Annika! Of course, I am not surprised!

Ann English said...

This is one of the most gorgeous creations ever! Oh, how I'd love to be on your shoulder as you create all of these simply amazing cards! You inspire me, my friend!

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Another gorgeous creations!!
Sarah :D

merniebug said...

This is gorgeous, awesome and so over the top. You've realy outdone yourself with this work of art GF. You should frame this one. Hugs, Mel

Laura said...

Wow! This card looks amazing! I can imagine it looks 100 times better IRL... coz you can see all that glitter and shimmer... simply amazing :). You have magic on your fingertips!...going to see the posts I missed as well and delight my eyes!


Debbie Schneider said...

This is so very elegant!! I love how you used the shimmery paper and than how you kept it consistent with the entire card - I can only imagine how beautiful it is irl. How you cut around the image also really makes such a statement - what an incredible idea and how well it works for this image. Very stunning!!!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

Gorgeous times a zillion!

So happy that you played along with Paper Sundaes this week. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations in the future!
♥ Lisa M.

Linda Carson said...

Oooooo quite lovely! I know it sparkles w/the paper you used. I love your sunset!

Anita said...

Wow, Annika, this is absolutely gorgeous. If you need someone to mail this card to, I can send you my address lol!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card I totally love this so pretty! and so winter wonderland perfect for our challenge at ABC Christmas challenge, and your Ribbon is a beautiful finishing touch too! Samantha :0)

Else Irene said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at Wild Orchid Crafts ♥

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

What a GORGEOUS image Annika and your coloring is awesome!! Love all the fabulous details on your card especially the frayed ribbon bow!

Crystal said...

Wow this is very beautiful, love the layout and the paper piercing. The image & colouring is fab too! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

Sue U said...

Stunning card as ever, such a beautiful image (I want to walk up that path!!) and the design of the card is perfect
Thanks for sharing with us at this weeks Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge Sue xx

Julie said...

What a gorgeous card,another stunning entry! thanks for joining this weeks card challenge at Scrapbook Sisters. Have a great week,knowing how you love the blustery weather I'm sure you'll have a good one lol!Hugs,Julie.x

Sheri Gilson said...

WOW...gorgeous card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, how lovely is this? It has a pure yesteryear feel to it. That image is so quaint and charming and you have achieved your usual perfection with your color work. Beautiful glitter too! Whomever you gift it to at Christmas this year will be over the moon to receive such a treasure!


Crissy Armstrong said...

What a beauty of a card Annika. You sure have a way with this craft! Big hugs, and thanks for playing at Sundays With Crissy !!

Squirrel x said...

A super winter card, and thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hugs, Sxx

Zarah said...

It is absoluteloy breathtaking!! SOOOO beautiful!

ThePurplePlace said...

I just read that you WON at A Crafty Little Place!!

Way to GO and WELL deserved! :)

I am thrilled for you!!!

~*Joni said...

Annika your work is so beautiful! Congratulations on a winning card over at ACLP this week - truly deserving! Thank you so much for joining in on our color challenge at ACLP!
~*Joni ACLP DT

karen said...

Such a Beautiful card. Thank you for taking part in our challenge.

mycardz said...

Hi there sweetie! Been awhile since I've been able to visit - but, I'm sure glad I didn't miss this stunner! Wowzers, such depth and of course, awesome Copic coloring. I love your layout too! So glad you could join us at Sundays With Crissy! Thank you. hugz, Mary

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