Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Dreaming

Hi Peeps! Here's another one of my personal fav. images, "Christmas Dreaming."  I used Copics for the colouring (forgot to make a list) and fussy cut the image out to give it more of a 3D appearance.  By not adding embellishing on the bottom portion of the card, it emphasizes that feeling that this elf is really being suspended by the candy cane.  And by concentrating most of the embellishing on the top portion,  the eye naturally moves down and finds its rest on the elf, which is what I want to be the center of interest on the card.  The bright colours of the elf help draw the eye down there too.  The rocking horse embellishment has a curved line that echoes the arch of the circle and the arch of the candy cane. It repeats that theme but with enough variation to add interest.  Just sharing some of the thoughts that went into the design process.  Just in case anyone was interested.  Have I lost anyone yet? ha ha Bonus points if you read all the way to the bottom.  ha ha  Looks like this elf has been having way too much plumb pudding.  What is plumb pudding anyway, do people still eat that stuff? Ha ha JK
The inspiration for this image came from my son.  He used to curl up in our tub chair and fall asleep just like this - when he was small enough to do so.  Some of his sisters followed suit.  I did manage to capture a few photos of these childhood events.  Brings a warm feeling to remember such times! 
I'm entering this card into the following challenges: 
Thank you for looking and for reading if you did so! Take care and God Bless!
PS Don't forget to look at the post below and enter into the draw for the 25$ gift cert. from Whimsy Stamps! Its closing Friday at noon, so get going if you read this on time!!


  1. OH Crissy you have done an amazing job of coloring AND drawing this stamp! This has been one of my favorites for a long time but I keep forgetting to purchase it! Argh! I was hoping you would have a link here... I will go hunting. Gorgeous card too of course! xoxo Lizzy

    1. Thanks Liz! I tried to put a link to the image when I posted but the server must have been down as I couldn't get there. I put it into the post now, and here it is for your convenience: Thanks again Lizzy!!

  2. Stunning colouring and stunning card.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  3. Super card, what a sweet image! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week, good luck! Pami x

  4. Gorgeous card, your colouring is amazing !

    Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  5. Your colouring skills are amazing! Gorgeous card with such a cute image. Thanks for joining our Elf Challenge at Holly Jolly, come play with us soon again! Karola, DT

  6. So beautiful, Crissy! Fabuous coloring and I adore the little fairy/elf image. Thanks ever so much for entering our "Anything Goes" challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week and good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  7. Such a beautiful Christmas Card super cute.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

  8. This is super cute! Awesome coloring! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  9. Beautyful card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x