Sunday, December 19, 2010

And My Heart Melted..

It's simple, really. I spotted Mo's Little Drummer Boy in blogland and all my maternal instincts went into an overdrive. I want to stuff this cutie with wholesome-but-yummy grub, getting him into a warm puffa jacket and proper furry boots. And then he can drum away to his heart's delight.

I used to be tougher than that, honestly. Becoming a mother really alters your perception of pretty much everything.
Anyways, the card is actually for Sentimental Sundays challenge, theme being Inspired By A Song. Guess what song I was inspired by! Aw come on, have a go!
I wanted to capture both raggedness of the boy and warmth of the message in my colouring, so I played around with my Copics a bit, not that I wrote down any colours or something.
I kept the card almost without embellies. Except some bakers twine, of course. And two brads. It's GOT to fit into regular envelope!!!
I might pop in later on today if I get online and enter some challenges. :)

...and here come the challenges:
Double Dutch - Christmas Is coming
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Merry Christmas
Hanna and Friends - Just A Little Christmas
Crafty Catz - Your Choice
A Spoonful Of Sugar - Christmas Carol
CES Challenges - Anything Goes
Create 4 Fun - the sketch

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!
HUgs


44 comments:

Tammi said...

WOW! This is stunning, just beautiful! The Little Drummer Boy is one of my favs, wonderful coloring on this.

Lorraine said...

Wow, your card and your coloring of the little drummer boy is absolutely gorgeous! It's easy to see that you put your heart into the drawing (probably because you wanted to take him home & feed him, lol). Very inspiring piece of art!

Viv said...

Now I would've seen the dog and gone "Aww how cute"! LOL! If its anything like Riley's singing, it would be quite an interesting ensemble. We had a proper orchestra the other night, G snoring in one ear, Abbie in the other and Riley trilling away in his sleep, probably dreaming of catching rabbits. Vinnie & I moved rooms! Haha!
This is gorgeous Annika, absolutely perfect background for this image! He looks almost dirty , fab colouring as always!

Chrissy said...

This card is perfect. Gorgeous coloring and an image to die for.
Luv CHRISSYxx

CraftinGranny said...

These are awesome colors and I love the LO you chose. So beautifully done Annika. "Hugs" Carol

Renkata said...

ohhh he is so adorable and so determined to play for him, Very precious card.

Pastila said...

WOW! Unbeliveble Creation!

Ingrid said...

This is breathtaking! Wow, amazing work Annika, love what you did here with your copics... O, and that sentiment is sooooo great!!!
Have a nice sunday.
Hugs Ing

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Annika.
luv
Debby

Crafteezee said...

Wow, your colouring is just superb. You've inspired me to return to my craft room. Hugs Tracy x

Squirrel x said...

Awwwwwwwwwh! Absolutely stunning hunny, I'm almost lost for words. Simply amazing work. Warm hugs, Sxx

Suzi said...

Wowzer!! oh my goodness Annika, How delicious is this card. I love the image but it's your colouring that brings it to life. Outstanding work. You inspire me so...... much.
Hugs
Suzi x

Anne-Marije said...

What an amazing card!
xxx Anne-Marije

nicoleqmullen said...

This is beautiful, that little drummer boy is just adorable!!

Frea said...

Hi Annika, you are just soooo fabulous at colouring!! I've been looking at the way you make your schadows, using small dots of various colours from your image!! Love that!! I'm trying to learn from you girl, thanks for the inspiration!! Hugs, Frea

Tine said...

Hi Annika. Sensational colouring and I love how you have done the background. Beautiful card.
Tine :)

Ann English said...

Annika, this takes my breath away and your write up makes me weep. Sending you soft hugs! Enjoy your little ones at this blessed time of year!

Dorcas said...

Beautiful job, Annika! I also have the same drummer card coming up in a DT team amd guess what color his coat is? Green! lol but on Kraft.He really is a cutie.
I really love how the colors here almost glow and have a watercolor quality about them. Excellent layout too. :-)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Adorable Annika! Love this image and your fab coloring! His coat is striking. The dog is quite cute! I also like the the corrugated look! Great card!

Amy Johnson said...

I've always loved this image too! Great card!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Your work is soooo amazing. Love your unique style and your colouring is out of this world....

Tameko said...

Lovely card. Great job coloring your Drummer Boy!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Wow! Another incredible creation! I love the way you faded the backdrop with the green's mathcing his jacket. This is a super sweet image! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card! :-) Amy

Ebru - (April) said...

This is truly one of the best cards I have ever seen in a long time. Your coloring is absolutely flawless and breathtaking. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Lynne said...

Wow Annika this is stunning - I love how you coloured him - I shall be looking to you for inspiration with copics as my hubby as bought me the whole set for Christmas ... ROLL ON SATURDAY!!! LOL - have a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year xx Lynne xx

Anita said...

Oh, Annika, this is absolutely beautiful. Your coloring always amazes me and you've created another masterpiece with this card.

Cheryl Nelson said...

So sweet! LOVE this!

Wendy said...

Shut the front door! This is brilliant!

carol said...

ooh my word fantastic colourig it really comes alive...:)
Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Craftycatz, Merry Xmas carol x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

This is so beautifully coloured Annika, and I can see why you fell in love with the little drummer boy - he is just too cute for words! Love it!Wishing you a wonderful Christmas - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

...just Barbara said...

No way! Your blending of colors is fantastic! I'm so scared to do that for fear it will turn out muddy. Like the hat/coat, did you color the whole thing green then go back in with yellow? How do you choose what color to mix? Dang... that looks good!

I'm so glad you got the package and ribbon. ;D Oh, I had one curiosity questions... do you get a lot out of entering challenges? (What ever the desired result might be?) I used to do it for the prizes but found that I hardly ever won but now I hardly do that due to time. Maybe I'm doing it wrong but it sucks a lot out of my crafting time! :D

Cheryl said...

This is amazing! As always, I am awe struck by your coloring and design. I love the texture.

Linda Carson said...

I'd give it a 10.....PICTURE PERFECT! Wish you would teach us how you achieve that shading! It's quite stunning!

Courtney said...

This is gorgeous Annika...and your coloring is magnificent!! Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!

Courtney~

Carrie said...

One of my fave carols...and the image is scrummy.... but your colouring is AMAZING!!!!!!

Faye said...

Oh what a beautiful card. You've just matched your card to the image perfectly and I love the papers. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. xxx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Annika, the image is just stunning and your shading is just fabulous, as usual. Love the quirky shape for the sentiment too. Sue C x

chris said...

Just so UNBELIEVABLY PERFECT.hugs chris xx

Jovita said...

Absolutely amazing, it's perfect.

Crissy Armstrong said...

One of my all time fav Christmas songs is this one. And this card is just a stunning rendition of the song in colour. I love it Annika. It couldn't be any cuter! Love what you wrote too, about wanting to give him some warmth and nicer clothes. You made me smile~!

dj1952 said...

Wow, Annika, this is a fantastic card! Your coloring is fabulous! I love all of your shading and use of colors. I especially like how you did the dog. TFS, dj

Aunty Sue said...

breath taking loe the colours, thanks for joining crafty catz

Willy said...

What a beautifull card Annika, the colouring is so amazing!
But is is not good for the Double Dutch challenge because you had to make a box ;)
Greetings from Willy

Kiki said...

Hi Annika!

Your card is simply fantastic! Your coloring is overwhelming, I really have to learn a lot.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Hanna & Friends.

Hugs, Kiki

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