Friday, December 3, 2010

Does this qualify as animal cruelty?

I'm not sure how kindly reindeer would look at hanging stuff from their antlers - this particular one looks faintly disturbed! lol

The challenge at STAMP SOMETHING is SOMETHING IN HOLIDAY COLOURS this week. I went for a rustic look with strong colour contrasts.

The image is a digi from WHIMSY STAMPS, called Christmas Spirit. The sentiment is from a digi set called, quite appropriately, Christmas sentiments.

The colouring is done with Prismacolor pencils on kraft cardstock (so much fun!). I added some Glossy Accents to baubles as well, just for the fun of it.

To go with a rustic look I didn't sponge the edges but brushed them straight with ink pad. The main background is actually embossed and then swiped with ink pad as well.

I know I went a bit mad raiding my button box but I felt the card needed additional injection of colour. :)

I would like to enter following challenges:
ABC Christmas (2 weeks) - CHRISTMAS and yuletide
Digital Tuesday - DIGI STAMP and animals at christmas time 
Tuesday Throwdown - embellish it 
Stamps R Us (2 weeks, 2 entries) - holiday cards 
Scrappy Frogs (3 weeks) - christmas 
Paper Sundaes (3 entries) - adorn those corners

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


Ellibelle said...

OMG this card is too funny! Love the look on the reindeer's face! Great use of the buttons and wow, the coloring on craft cardstock looks amazing! Will have to give that a try!
Thanks so much for playing along at digital tuesday with the challenge I chose there!

Renkata said...

Annika, you just blow me away with this stunning card. What a great colouring.

Anonymous said...

Hi Annika,
what a funny card, the image will be as sweet.
The design is gorgeous to look at.
Hugs Karla

Cheryl said...

Another gorgeous card! I love this image! His face makes me smile. You are right - it looks like he is trying to decide if he likes it or if he should freak out.

Sylvia said...

Annika, I am really liking this card! The reindeer image is wonderful and your card brilliant!

Kimmi said...

LOVE IT! That Digi Stamp is brilliant, and I love the effect the Glossy Accents give! Fabulous use of buttons too!


Kimmi x

Dorcas said...

ANNIKA!!!! yOU DO A FANTABULOUS JOB WITH THAT KRAFT! I think i may need to hang up my

Netty said...

Well I think that is one lucky reindeer to have such great baubles, coloured by the wonderful Annika hanging off his antler thingies. Brill card again. Annette x

Heidi said...

Another stunning card!
Love the look in the reindeers face:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Laura said...

he he! That's a sad reindeer... :) Your card looks so cute though... you pull everything out perfectly!

I am running down the posts to see your other cards... my internet is still down :( and there are slim chances of it being repaired soon... {sob sob}

Helen Laurence said...

Super card! Did you know you won last weeks Ellephantastic challenge?? Please email me so you can claim your prize x

Jodi said...

Beautiful coloring Annika!! I love the layout of your card and the buttons too!
Jodi =)

Di said...

This is fabulous Annika and that Reindeer really made me smile!!
Hugs Di xxxx

Unknown said...

Oooooooooooooooooohhhh, that poor thing!! I would look like that if you would attach all that stuff to my head LOL!!! That card is just soooo awesome and sooooooo funny. Love it!! You will see very few cards from me this weekend, hubby's birthday and going up and down to the hospital to visit my mother in law who broke her arm and is very poorly. Greetz, Frea

Shirl said...

You're totally hilarious Annika, when I saw your title on my google reader I got curious, and this is what I find, LOL! Love your colouring on the kraft! Oh, when will I be able to colour like that? :)

Marlene said...

I LOVE it!!!!!! So adorable! Coloring is fabby, too. You're tempting me to break out my prismacolor pencils again - but crap - it will never look as good as yours, anyway! LOL!!

Do you use odorless mineral spirits for blending? I do, but yours looks so much better ALWAYS!

Erin... said...

super fun!! the buttons are perfect! love the rustic looks!

Crystal said...

What a fabulous card! I LOVE this image & your colouring. The layout & paper piercing look great & the stars & buttons are such a great addition, LOVE IT! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

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

muahahaha! This card made me giggle! What an adoreable little reindeer! I love your coloring! I really need to attempt Kraft paper myself for an image. Love all the extra details including the buttons!

Fabulous as usual Annika!

Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes this week!

♥Lisa M.

Lorraine A said...

aww,, this is just sooo cute !! I love his face !! very funny :-)everything is perfect as always :-)

Lols x x x

Viv said...

Sooooooo cruel! Like dressing up a dog....oooops....who would do that?
Love the digi and the prismas look great again! Gonna have to try this!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh girl, this is just perfect!! I adore your coloring on the kraft color card stock! Great take on the challenge girl!!HUGS

Davi said...

Annika, this is sooooo fun!! Love that cutie reindeer and the fun dp and buttons!! thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

Anneke said...

Hi Annika,
What a great card!! Love this image :)
Thanks for playing along with us at digital tuesday!!
Hugs Anneke

Tracy Valure said...

Beautiful!! I love how you stamped on the kraft cardstock. It looks great!!
Tracy V

Karen Howard said...

Awesome holiday card, thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us! Hugs, Karen

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