Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas is coming!!

Welcome - thanks for visiting my blog again.

This week at McMahon Five Christmas designs are the theme of the releases - I decided to show case the Purrfect Stocking image.

As a cat lover this image had instant appeal - I decided not to colour the kitten, rather to showcase him by surrounding him with colour.

I used Lyra watercolour crayons to paint the image, added some Crystal Stickles for glitter, over painted the holly leaves with twinkling H20's, and used a metallic gold pen for the bells.

This photo shows the sparkle a little better.

I mounted the coloured image onto some red card stock, and doodled some faux stitching around the edge of the white with a red pen.

The finishing detail was this variegated 'eyelashes' yarn wound around the top of the image panel and tied in a bow.

The other design team diva's have made some amazing samples, so please visit them - the links are on the sidebar.  

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marsha said...

How cute! What a precious Christmas kitty, love your design especially using the eyelash yarn!

Joey said...

Maxine this is the sweetest image, cute card, thanks for glittering it up with inky impressions. Joey x

Christine said...

Your kitty is adorable!!! Such a cute card!

Grace said...

Oh Maxine..... this is ADORABLE!!!! LOVE the kitty and I think you made a good decision to leave her white and surround her with color! It's stunning and I'm a kitty lover too! Oh how I'd love another one... a white one to go with my black one that I already have! :) Thanks for asking about things at our house... things are still pretty unsettled but we're wading through it step by step and looking at our options. God is in control... I'm thankful for that assurance!

xxxtglxxx said...

What a really sweet image :) So cute!

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card- I love the darling image- colored so perfectly-I love the white kitty surrounded with color. I just love the fun trim you used too.

NGCARDS said...

A beautiful card hun! Thanks for taking part over at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Tip Top said...

Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Lovely Linda said...

ADORABLE Maxine - this image is darling and I love the white cat surrounded by so much colour! The twine is divine too....lots of YUMBLY details! Thanks for joining us this week at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ, we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Krafty Kows said...

Aw sweet little kitten. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. challenge. Jeanette

Bev said...

Maxine your card is gorgeous but sadly does not qualify for the LOTV challenge. Our rules state a LOTV image must be used.

Paddington fan said...

Lovely card, cute image and great colours - love it!! Thank you for joining our cute challenge at CRAFT this week and good luck in the prize draw, love Jacky x

Rachel x said...

What a cute image!! :)
Thanks for sharing with us at the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge this time!! :)
hugs, Rachel x