Saturday 20 January 2018

Heat or Dry Embossing - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 19th of January, 2018

I am a very slow this week, as I have been so busy at work and we are on school holidays, but I have finally managed to put a card together after letting the stickles and glossy accents dry.

The theme for this fortnight at Winter Wonderland is either heat or dry embossing - or both if you are feeling adventurous!

Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only and they must include the theme of embossing.

Here is my card:

Here is a close up of the colouring - hope that you can see the sparkle! :)

We are sponsored by SheepSki Designs

Living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant, currently working on 2 design teams and an obsessive crafter and creator of cards. I have no actual style as yet but do love the unusual and quirky. I may be known for producing cards in soft pastel colours. I love anything arty. I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember. In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings. I recently found mixed media which is a joy and love creating canvases with flowers. I had a battle with digital drawing for about a year and finally found some software I could gel with. January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some. I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey. I've a Facebook group SheepSki Designs where I hold challenges, some for fun to win digis as well as my monthly card challenge. I've a SheepSki Designs challenge blog as well. Things are growing slowly (thankfully) so I still manage to spend at least a little time with my hubby Welcome to my world Andrea xx 

Andrea is offering 3 images of choice for the random winner.

Back to my card......
I have digitally printed the wonderful Penguin Huddle by Andrea at SheepSki Designs on to X-Press It Blending Card, then used my Silhouette Cameo to fussy cut out the image. I have then coloured it with the following Copics Markers using some of the colouring tips/techniques and tricks from the monthly classes by the fantastic Alyce from Kit and Clowder:
  • black of the penguins - W3, W5, W7, W9, white Prismacolour pencil
  • "white" of the penguins - E40, E41, E43, W1, colourless blender
  • cheeks of penguins - RV00, colourless blender
  • beaks and feet of penguins - Y11, Y15, Y17, YR14, E15
  • red of the hats and scarf - R22, R24, R29, R59
  • green of the hats, ear muffs and scarf - YG03, G05, G07, G29
  • white of the hats and ear muffs - Frosted Lace Stickles
  • glasses of third penguin from the left - clear glossy accents
  • background - C1, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, white gel pen
  • snow - B60, V01, V22, clear Wink of Stella

After I finished the colouring, I have embossed a piece of dark blue Core Couture Glitter card stock with a snowflake filled embossing folder called "Let it Snow" which was a freebie with a Quick Cards magazine. To make the snowflakes stand out a bit more I went over them with my white Prismacolour pencil. I adhered this embossed piece to one of my white cards from Envelope Solutions and then adhered my coloured Penguin Huddle on top.
Next, I used Versamark ink to stamp the sentiment "Let it Snow" from Let it Snow by The Greeting Farm on to vellum and then I used Wow! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter and a heat gun. I cut out the sentiment and edged it with my B99 Copic Marker before adhering it to the card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #22 - Always Anything Christmas Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge Wk3 - Anything Goes Craft Challenge
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #59 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Winter Challenge
Craftaholics R Us #3 - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' January 2018 - Anything Christmas Goes
Love to Craft Challenge Blog LTCCB #18 - January Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #369 - Anything Christmas Goes & Use a Sentiment
ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for Antlers & B is for Birds

There is inspiration from the Snowflakes DT over on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card stash.
We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only! We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous Christmas creations. Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 1st of February, 2018 and our next challenge will start the following day.
 Please check back on Monday at the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Anything Christmas Goes Challenge.

Please also welcome our new DT members: Deanne, Hazel, Jackie, Janice, Geesje, Chrissy and Liz!

Thanks for looking!