Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hello friends,  I was asked by Sonja to make a card with this cute Lili of the Valley image called “Christmas Snooze” providing all the exact information on supplies and colors I used to make it. I will try to keep the therefore text short.

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I would like to tell you this was a “fast” card but honestly the coloring took quite some time. The entire card took me about 2hours and 45 minutes to make (deciding on papers, choosing colors, finding a sketch – this one is for Mojo Monday or get an idea what I want to make), 10 minutes to take a bunch of photos of it and about 15 minutes to download, choosing the ones I want to use, crop and edit the light a bit – use Photoshop C3 . There is a tutorial on my blog how I edit my photos. Write up for my blog getting links could add up to an other 15 minutes.

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As you might know, in my personal choice iam always a bit worried when using lots of flowers in a card with a boy image but I hope the ones here work. I have added a little pine cone for some texture.
Stamp: Lili of the Valley “Christmas Snooze

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Face: R20, E0000. 000. 00/13
chair: E50/51/31/34/39/37
everything green: YG0000/91/93/97
”red-areas” as pants: E50/21/07/08/09
shoes/legs chair-trim on chair: e49/57/59/53
Shirt/puppy E31/C6/2W1/0/5/6/4/0/7
Stars? E41/y38
Halo: Prisma Color: Sand/French Grey 50 layered on top of each other before blending with a almost dry Blending stump and Walnut Stain
Core Dinastions in Canvas
Grand Spellbinder Circle, Cuttlebug Tiny tag
Paper: Pink Paislee “Father Christmas
Ink: Memento and Distress Walnut Stain
Cardstock: Bazzill Java, Stampin up Ruby Red (retired in the USA
Red tape, Crochet Ribbon, hemp  – The Ribbon Girls
Other: Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, scroll: Make it Crafty, Hardware: Stampin up
Kraft cardstock: Recollections, Very Vanilla by Stampin up
Sentiment: Stampin up “petite pairs”

I hope since Sonja asked for this info, one or the other is interested in it as well.


Annchen said...

unglaublich wie viele verschiedene Farbtöne in so einen kleinen Kerl bekommst .. unglaublich und unglaublich SCHÖN!


Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card...I think when it comes to boys and Christmas pine cones and flowers are perfect.
Fabulous colouring, a really lovely card.


Miranda de Groot said...

It's such a pretty card. Love the stamp and the colours.
Hugs Miranda

Pink Dandelion said...

Wow what a fabulous card. Love everything about it. Debs xx

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Claudia and think the pine cone works great, superb colouring as always.
Hugs Linda

Sandy said...

Meine Güte was für ein Augenschmaus meine liebe Claudia.
Mir fehlen die Worte.
Könnte ich so colorieren, würde ich sofort wieder niedlich stempeln. Ich glaube aber dann wäre ich arm, bei sovielen zuckersüßen Inspirationen. Einfach nur toll.

Anonymous said...

Wunderschöne Coloration, ich liebe die Weihnachtsstempel von LOTW, habe gerade wieder welche bestellt. Deine Karte sind immer ein wunderschöner Anblick.
Liebe Grüße

petra,s cards said...

hi claudia, your card is verry beautiful!!!! great colouring and cute image!!!
xx petra

Dodici said...

Beautiful card,fantastic colouring.xxxx

Christina C. said...

Ach...wie suess!!!! So ein goldiges motiv... einzigartig coloriert!
Ein wunder, wunderschoenes Weihnachtskaertchen!

Welmoed said...

Just so very, very beautiful!!!


Kelly Schelske said...

This is fabulous as always Claudia! I love the flowers, although it's with a boy image, it suits it perfectly!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card and your colouring is amazing!!!!

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, your colouring is amazing!
Helen x

Frea said...

Wow Claudia, this is sooo stunning. Love your colouring, and even though this is basically a simple card, it still looks so lush. I just finished my Magnolia Treasure Book which I'm quite pleased with (blush). It took a lot of time but since I'm happy with the endresult that's ok. Hugs, Frea

Jill said...

This is just perfect Claudia!
I love everything about your card, your colouring, your embellishments and the gorgeous papers.
Thank you so much for all the details on your card, I really appreciate it!
Fantastic image..
Lots of hugs to you

Lisa said...

This is adorable...love this sweet little image!

Dena said...

Gorgeous Claudia and if it only takes you 15 minutes to write a post that is FAST compared to me haha! It takes me like 30 haha! You are just too talented!
Hugs, Dena

yvon said...

I love it Claudia. The image is so beautiful colord and the flowers fits so well. Just a gorgeous creation.
Hugs, Yvon

Ribbon Girl said...

Really nice card Claudia - even though they are dark colours, they look very rich! That image is so cute! You are so right about the amount of time it takes to choose, gather together, make, then photo, edit, etc etc - we need an extra 24 hours in a day don't we? Hugs from Mary G x

Donna said...

Darling card, Claudia! Love the Christmas snooze image!

Stempelhexe said...

Die Karte ist ein klener Taum, einfach entzückend.


Melissa said...

This is absolutely adorable and I think those flowers look right at home with the little guy! Your coloring is wonderful, btw! I'm so glad to have stumbled across your blog! Such wonderful creations!!!

Franz♥ said...

A really amazing christmas card Rosa, i love this lovely stamp!

a big hug, have a lovely day, Francesca.

Nicoline said...

what a fabulous card
love the colours and sweet image


Debby said...

gorgeous card!!

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi he looks all cosy with these rich colours. The flowers are perfect. It dies take forever to make photograph crop and list and link lol . It keeps up busy lol . Super inspiration as always . Kitty :D

sol'ka said...

oh I love it so much! It's cute!

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Liberta said...

hi claudia, your card is verry fabulous. Cute stample.
hugs lieb

Debbie said...

Claudia- This card is so beautiful! Thank you for all the information on the supplies you used. I know it takes a long time to post.

Sassy Scrapper said...

Hi Claudia. You sure do the best boy cards! What a fantastic job coloring and just to let you know it would take me days to finish just the coloring. The pinecone is a fabulous embellie and I love the little red berries!
Hugs Bonnie

Niki Estes said...

So adorable, Claudia!! Your coloring is always just gorgeous!

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a beautiful card Claudia, so cute with wonderful colours and details.
Hugs Jacqueline

marion said...

What a briljant card !! love it ! Hugs, Marion

Riet said...

So beautiful,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.
Hugs Riet.xx

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Totally gorgeous Claudia!!! Love, love, love it!! ~jeni :)

petrol rc trucks said...

Wow, stunning card, love the design and your colouring is fabulous! What a beautiful card Claudia, so cute with wonderful colours and details.