I recently treated myself to a set of Polychromos pencils and I used them to color this image. I used paper by Carta Bella. The lace and snowball edging across the bottom are from my stash as is the metal snowflake charm. My heart pearl ribbon buckle with the ribbon in the right corner of the card are both from The Ribbon Girl. The die cut around the image is a 'frame' die cut by DieNamics.
After completing the coloring, I sprinkled some Stampendous Shabby White Frantage embossing powder over the image background. The glitter on Father Christmas' coat and hat is Stampendous Snow Glitter applied over Glossy Accents. (I like the 3-D look of the 'fur' on the hat and coat so instead of using glue that would dry flat, I used Glossy Accents which dries raised.) I used some cream color chalk and shaded around my image. The cream string of pearls tied within my lace bow are from The Ribbon Girl and the lace is from my stash. I added a little cheesecloth behind my image, too. I'm not sure where I acquired that perfect burgundy heart button in the middle of the lace and pearl bow. Here's my bow.
The Team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have made some fabulous creations to inspire you to join in with our last challenge of the year. Please go on over and look at the FATHER CHRISTMAS cards made to inspire you to join us!
Our sponsor this month is Flat Friends who are awarding two digis to the winner. They have such cute images and would be a fabulous Christmas present to yourself if you were to win!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Stars Stamps, Cards 4 Galz, Art by Miran, Creative Corner, Crafty Catz, QKR Stampede, 613 Avenue Create, Christmas Card Challenges, Sweet Stampin', DL. Art, Get Creative, Crafting from the Heart, Jo's Scrap Shack, Creatalicious Challenge, A Snowflakes Promise, Deep Ocean Challenge, Artistic Inspirations, Whimsy Inspires, Glitter n Sparkle, Stampavie and More, As You Like It, Crafty Girls Creations, Digi Designs, Reasonable Ribbon, Fairytale Challenge, Simply Paper Crafts, Creative Craft Cottage, Crafting with Dragonflies, Creative Fingers, Inky Chicks, World Wide Open Design Team Challenge, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, Craft Heaven, Crafting with an Attitude, The Sisters of Craft, Natalie and Amy's, Crafting by Designs, Scrap & Craft Inspiration, Crafty Time, 2 Creative Chicks, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Petal Lu, Crafts Galore, Dragons Lair Designs, Just Keep on Creating, Craft Rocket, Fresh Brewed Designs, One Crazy Stamper, Scrapbook Blessings, Great Impressions, Penny Black and More, Come and Get It, Sweet Stamps, Where the Heart Is, Crafty Calendar, A Vintage Journey, Not Just Cards, Digi Choosday, Our Crafty Corner, Let's Craft & Create, Dragonfly Dreams, Craft for the Craic, 12 Months of Christmas, Pattie's Creations, A Gem of a Challenge, My Sheri Crafts, Coloring in Scrapland, Crafty Boots, Eureka Stamps, MelonHeadz Friends, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, The Paper Girls, The Paper Nest Dolls