Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Is it wrong to actually like your own card?

I am doing a little guest designer stint today at Digital Tuesdays (the theme is Baby it's Cold Outside) because Whimsy Stamps is this weeks sponsor and I wanted to play with Crissy's Leap Of Joy. It doesn't happen too often but I am really happy with the card I made!

Because I have seen Crissy's pre-coloured version of that image I was WAY too intimidated to approach it with my Copics so I used Prismacolor pencils on kraft card. Yes, I am obsessed, thanks for that knowing snigger! :p I got the legs a bit wrong but I like the way the face turned out.

The papers are from Whimsy as well, all dabbed with crackle paint on edges and glittery texture paint on poinsettias.

The snowflake is a die called Winter's Jewel, I just cut the one adorning the sentiment smaller. The sentiment itself is just computer-generated one.

The velvet brads are from Making Memories and the cute winter berries and dollar plant leaves I got from my wonderful friend Tara!

I'd like to enter these challenges:
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Crazy Challenge (2 entries) - christmas 
Ooh La La Creations (2 weeks) - inspired by a christmas song 
Paper Playtime -snowflakes 
I Did It Creations - vintage christmas 
Karber Christmas (monthly) - DIGI STAMP and christmas 
Craft Your Days Away (2 weeks) - texture 
Secret Crafter - christmas 
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - let it snow 
Stampavie and More - snow / snowflakes 
Sundays With Crissy - Winter Is Here 

Thank you for visiting, I really-really appreciate your support!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning Annika!! I just love your coloring of the deer, your snowflakes, layering and how you matched with the dp!! Gorgeous girl!

-Sanna- said...

Oh my..... this was beautiful.
Gorgeous stamp.
Your lovely coloring, - love it...

CraftyC said...

Oh its gorgeous Annika. I've not worked with Kraft yet but looks very effective!

Unknown said...

Hi Annika!! oh my, you did it again. Your colouring is really really really amazing! So beautiful and original made. Love it veeerrrrrryyyyyy much.
Ageeth x x x

Karen said...

Oh wow, this is brilliant. Love your colouring too, it's great. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Dorcas said...

I think the legs look great! Very realistic.
The more I work with Kraft the more I love it. I'm glad I have a Kraft partner now. :-)

Ebru Vatansever said...

OMG, how gorgeous is this card !!!! LOVE IT. Amazing coloring Annika, you truly are an amazing talent. I never stamped on craft paper before but after seeing your card I am most definately going to try it out.


Hristovica said...

Oh, lovely card that is has a very beautiful picture. Thank you for participating in The Crazy Challenge # 44. Hugs

Lynne said...

Awesome Annika!! I just love this look of stamping and colouring on kraft card - you make it look so easy :o) - and no... its not wrong to like your own card - you should it's beautiful!!! xx Lynne xx

Anonymous said...

If I made cards like you...umm...YES, I would like them too!! :) This is gorgeous and I love your coloring on the kraft cardstock!! So different from the norm and your details always rock!! So yes....like away!! :) HUGS

Mote said...

Excellent! I like the Prismacolor pencils on kraft card in your
performance. very interesting idea.

Marilyn said...

Of course it's ok to like your own card... heck, if we didn't like our own cards, why would we bother to make more! I think this card is magnificent & there is some seriously talented colouring going on here. The way you've shaded the deer is nothing short of amazing - do you paint? If you don't, you should because this is art. Even the way you've shaded & highlighted the blanket is perfect & the ribbon is too. The antlers are something else.. the way you've added the dark & light makes them look just like they would up close. Good job!

cnelson said...

Not wrong at all!!! In your case I can't see how you could not be in love with ALL your creations...I know I am!! FAB work *as always!!!

Cec said...

You are so right to like your own card because it is absolutely stunning. I must try using my Prismacolors on kraft card stock and see if I produce anything even close to as gorgeous. I love all the wonderful distressing in white. The snowflakes, berries and dollar plant leaves are such special additions. Lucky person who gets this work of art.

Renkata said...

ohh sure you must like this card :)
Sensational. It's so gorgeous on craft paper with prismacolor pencils.
The paper is just amazing.

Unknown said...

If I was you, I would definitely like my own card, but unfortunately I didn't make this one so, as a consequence I like YOUR card (am I still making sense? LOL). No seriously, I really like this one!! Love the cardboard you set behind the image, and I like that colouring on craft paper, you did that once before and it struck me then what a great effect that gives. You go girl!! XOXOXO Frea

Maria said...

I'm drooling over your Prisma colouring on Kraft girl! My crystal ball tells me there's a tute in the future, right ~ pretty please with a cherry on top. Fantastically fabulous!! Hugs, Maria

Unknown said...

What a fabulous card.. How could you not be in love with it.. You are so talented.

Hugs, Linda

chris said...

This is one striking dashing gorgeous amazing reindeer, its utterly gorgeous.I have to say I was so amazed with the artwork of your reindeer I didnt notice anything else on the card at first, but now I look again at all the texture and interest its quite simply THE BEST
Hugs chris xx

uksharon said...

Annika, this fabuous, I love it!
Love your colouring of the raindeer - fantastic. And your embellishments wonderful
Best wishes, Sharon

Archies Mum said...

Beautiful card, your colouring is perfect, and there is definitely nothing wrong with the legs.

Patty Sue 2 said...

I don't know why you would doubt your coloring it is fantastic. This card is beyond beautiful. Congratulations on you DT at Kenny K's I will look forward to being on the team with you!

Maria Matter said...

Stunning Annika!!!

love your coloring and design!
hugs & blessings!

Tine said...

Brilliantly coloured - all of it, not just the face.... Fabulous card, Annika. No wonder you like it yourself. LOL. Though why you don't usually like your cards, is beyond me!
Tine :)

Janis Lewis said...

This is completely beautiful! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Stella said...

The deer is a dearie :) , your card a beauty and I am in love....Your coloring is stunning!!!!

Wendi said...

WOW I can see why you like it It's gorgeous I love those Poinsettia's and the snowflakes and the distressed look and the image
Infact I love everything about it
Thank you so much for joining us at ooh la la this week

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA.xxx

Linda Wescott said...

Beautiful card - and if you're proud of it, be loud I say lol. I'd love to join you in your Kraft obsession, but not been able to get hold of any of the card yet....still perseverance will win the day I'm sure lol. Love your papers and the crackle edging...very effective. Really like the flaggy thing with the sentiment...and the image and your colouring of course is wonderful. hugs lin

Netty said...

If I could produce a card like this Annika I would be ecstatic... totally terrific. Annette x

karen said...

Oh my gosh Annika, this is just superb,totally stunning! I mean your colouring is just outstanding, you are one very talented lady. hugs, Karen at DTC

Jodi said...

Another beautifully colored image!! I love this new image and the pretty card layout!
Thanks for joining us at Sunday's With Crissy!
Jodi =)

Jasmine Wilmany said...

I love all of the different textures. Awesome!
★ Jasmine Wilmany




Oooooh - stunning card Annika - your colouring is always amazingly beautiful, and you certainly have an eye for detail. The Poinsettia paper is delicious!
Hugs, Sylvia xx
PS: I managed to set up a new Page, thanks to your wonderful instructions - thank you!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Copy and paste what Marilyn said (twelfth comment in) cuz those are my thoughts exactly. I should hire you to colour all my images for me. Or else just sit with your and look over your shoulder so I can learn to do what you do! Totally amazing!!

├ůsa / Dolores said...

You should be happy with it, it´s georgeous! And the coloring... OMG!
Hugs / Dolores

Tracy said...

Why shouldn't you like it, it's wonderful! I'm lovin' the look of the pencils on the kraft paper. Totally cool look. :)

Wendy Hall said...

Just beautiful!! I have left something for you on my blog here
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

Linda Carson said...

I'd give this card a 10...picture perfect!! There's not a hair out of place on his legs! Beautifully done!

Marlene said...

Beautiful - and there you go with that gorgeous coloring again!

Ellibelle said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Annika! Love your coloring, those prismas do look fantastic on craft card stock, I really must try that!
Nothing wrong at all with liking your own card, especially not if it's this gorgeous ( and I do think all of your cards are gorgeous!)
I am so happy that you joined us at digital tuesday as a guest designer!!

Viv said...

Your heard me snigger from here?!! Superwoman with super hearing! LOl!
You're colouring is absolutely WOW!
LOVE this card Annika!
Must dig out my crackle paint and try this edging again ( just gotta find it...hmmph) as this looks perfect for a christmas card.

Zoe said...

You are turning into my goddess... nuff said..

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is gorgeous Annika, such beautiful colouring.

Heidi said...

Wow this is gorgeous!
Your colouring is fantastic and the image is adorable.
Love the way you have put it all together.
Stunning Annika!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

Hi Gal! I have a quick minute and wanted to let you know I received the paper - thanks so much! I have something to send you in return so keep an eye on your mailbox. ;D

By the way, I love this new style of coloring with the Prismacolor pencils! Gorgeous!! Is it easy? I want to try it but nervous to give it a go.

Jennie said...

This is absolutely stunning!
Such a beautiful card!
Thank you so much for entering at IDIC this week


skylife said...

WOW that's amazing! Love the flowers and you've colored the deer just perfectly!
Thanks for sharing with us at DDSB

WeirdCat said...

Simply stunning with gorgeous papers, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Faye said...

It's not wrong, as we are the harshest critics, so to love our own card is high praise indeed and rare! I love it too, if that helps? xxx

Anne said...

Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Ooh La La Creations with such a lovely card. Hugs, Anne (OLL DT)

Davi said...

Amazing Annika!! Love that dp and all the distressing!! Left you a little gift at my blog for all your great inspiration!

Shelley said...

Wow this is stunning, I love all the detail and texture. Thanks for playing along this fortnights at CYDA.
Hugs Shelley xx

sammi said...

Absolutely stunning! Such wonderful texture! Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La.

sammi said...

I'm back, again! This time, with my CYP Hat on! I can see why you love this card! It's stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us, in our "Anything Goes" challenge, at Craft Your Passion! Good luck in the draw, and hope to see you play along, again, next week!

Gurkiss said...

Absolutely wonderful card.

Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week :)

Hugs Gurkiss


Vanja said...

This is stunning! Fantastic colouring.
hugs, Vanja

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