Saturday, 28 November 2015

Fusion Card Challenge - Blue Christmas

Hello Friends,


I'm back as promised to share another card with POD cuties. This was actually made this morning after seeing FUSION's current inspiration picture. I'm not really a blue person but for some sort of reason, I like to make blue Christmas/holiday cards. Fusion's inspiration picture was so beautiful that I couldn't walk pass it. :) So here it is:


Stamps used: JollyLittle Packages, and Have a Holly Jolly Christmas


I started with the picture, I really loved the colours in it but when I started to colour this cute little snowman called Jolly designed by Stacey Yacula, I realised that I don't have copics that would match to the colours in the picture. So I used the closest colours that I could find in my collection. I coloured Jolly, and the presents with copics and added white details with white jelly roll pen. For the background I used Distress Inks and the fireworks are just stamped. My hubby found my blog all of a sudden and complained that I really don't craft anymore.. so in this card I tried to "craft" more.. LOL!  There's fussy cutting, stamping, heat embossing, popping up images and inking up the background, masking.. LOL! 

Oh, and just a reminder that if you like Stacey's images as much as I do, Purple Onion is having a Holiday Sale as we speak that runs until December 6th. All stamps are 25% off! 

Supplies:
Stamps: JollyLittle Packages, and Have a Holly Jolly Christmas by POD.
Inks: Mementon Tuxedo Black, Frayed Leaf, Sea Glass and Dusk Altenew Crisp Dye Inks, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass Distess Inks, Versafine Onyx Balck
Paper: Canson Bristol 190gms Smooth Card Stock
Superfine Clear Embossing Powder by Ranger
White Jelly Roll Pen

Copic Markers: Blue (on the snowman): B91 - B93 - B95 - B97, Presents: YG11 - B66 - B91. E40 - E42, Orange: Y21 - YR21 - YR23, Grey: W0 - W1 - W3 - W5, Shadows (on the snowman) 0 - E40 - E42 

Here's the inspiration picture:

I'll be back very soon. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend! :)

Hugs,
Marika

27 comments:

  1. love that sweet snowman - super adorable card

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  2. You did a bang up job simulating the inspiration colors...and I simply adore that snowman...he epitomizes JOY! The whole scene makes me smile. Those little gifts are detailed so beautifully. And, of course, your spectacular coloring brings it all to life. Tell your husband, "I do to craft, and beautifully. My fans tell me so."

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  3. Jolly sure is a cutie and coloured to perfection! Love the sponged background and what is your husband talking about!!! Great to see you at Fusion x

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  4. Your husband! Lol! You're not crafting any more because you're making art ;) This is really cute and I love his joyful pose - he's so happy. Beautifully coloured in. xx

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  5. So so wonderful Marika, love these subtle colours!

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  6. A sweet image and a gorgeous card Marika. I love the way you have coloured it and then fussy cut it and the sentiment finishes it perfectly. x

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  7. Such a beautiful and adorable card, Marika! And I'm impressed that your husband looks at your blog - my DH wouldn't bother to go looking for mine!

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  8. Just so adorable!!! LOve that your darling snowman mimics the inspiration Christmas tree shape!!! Gorgeous - I am so happy that your husband sparked a bit of crafting by you! LOve it!
    =] Michele

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  9. Well, Jolly is just the cutest! And your coloring is amazing. Beautiful happy card!

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  10. Gorgeous, as always! And, fun, too!

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  11. This just couldn't be any cuter, the addition of the fireworks to your card is genius!!!

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  12. Love this awesome PO card! Great take on the sketch too!

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  13. Love this super fun image Marika and your colouring is absolutely incredible! Proud to be following you! Have a lovely upcoming weekend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  14. Your card is sooooo cute! Love it ;)

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  15. So sweet. Love how his nose mimics the sketch too.

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  16. What a happy card! The snowman is so adorable and your coloring is perfection. Love the fireworks!

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  17. That jolly little snowman is just too sweet ... love the carrot nose ... so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

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  18. That little guy is so cute with his big carrot nose and your coloring is fabulous as usual, Marika.

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  19. What a festive Snowman! I love him! :-)

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  20. That is the cutest snowman - in complete bliss with the holiday winter season - wonderful coloring on him - and fun fireworks bursting in the sky! thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge! Jluia xx

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  21. AMAZING colouring Marika - LOVE! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

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