Friday, 22 April 2011

Guest Designer Bah Humbug - Challenge - Santa

Morning Everyone, 

Well I have using the new software for blogger and at the moment I am liking, I also have sorted out auto upload (i hope) so fingers crossed this works. 

So for this week's challenge it is all about Santa, now I can tell you I had a bit of trouble with this one (but not nearly as much as the one for next week, but you'll have to wait till next Friday to find out more about that) I normally do Santa as a character i.e. popcorn, messy, but this time I was thinking off doing more off a traditional one, now it might have just been me but crikey I couldn't get my head around it, so after throwing a paddy I went back to my trusted characters, and pulled out the Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit Christmas Collection, and found the Rat dressed as Santa trying to deliver the presents. So I went with this but changed the colour scheme to a colour I would not normally use for Christmas, but I think it works quiet well.

First off all I found the topper I wanted printed the topper out four times so that I could decoupage it up, then using the same CD printed of the two corresponding backing papers, I decided I wanted to make an easel card and went for a 6x6 square for a change (now just need to buy envelopes) One of the backing papers is a dark blue with presents on, I decided to work with the blue on the backing paper and this is how the card developed, I backed the blue backing paper onto white card, using a square of dark blue card I matted the white hat backing paper onto the blue card and mounted this onto the dark blue backing paper. I then mounted the decoupaged image onto white card, which was then mounted onto a chalked blue piece of card to give me 7 layers on the top (this will not be posted out, I think I would need a loan to post it with the postage prices today) For the easel part of the card I did exactly the same matting as the main image and mounted a Happy Christmas Banner greeting onto it. To finish off the card I put a dark blue satin bow on, three snowflakes that I promarkered, to get the colour to and three blue gems at the bottom of the topper section. On the topper itself I coloured in the presents with Sakura gel pens to give a bit of bling, The snow on the chimney, is created using "fake snow" that I got from a model train shop. The fluffy part of the coat, hat and trousers is created using a product called "fluffy stuff" however I didn't let it fully fluff up. 

So lets have a look at the card. 

The Card

The side view of the card

The Ingredients 
  • White Card Base
  • Blue Card
  • Messy Rabbit Christmas Collection CD Rom by Joanna Sheen 
  • Blue Ribbon
  • Blue Gems
  • Blue Pro marker (Royal Blue)
  • Three Silver Snowflakes
  • Happy Christmas Banner Greeting 
  • Fluffy Stuff
  • Fake Snow
  • Sakura Glitter Pens
That's all for this post. 
I hope you like and I would love any comments on the card good or bad. 

Thanks for popping along to have a look

Kelly xx


sari said...

What a beautiful card in so lovely colors! Love the details and layers! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

DonnaMundinger said...

What a cute image and backing papers to match! Adorable! Love the layering! xxD

Max said...

Hi Kelly ... Wow what a lot of layers! Bet it won't blow over in the wind lol! Your ratty Santa looks like a real cool dude and the fluffy stuff works really well for his fur trim. Another fabby DT example for us at Bah! Humbug!

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Ruth said...

This is the cutest card! Love the Rat Santa and the layering!

louise said...

Fab card and love the layout,thankyou for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Louise xx