Welcome Visitors, Fellow Bloggers, Crafters and Friends.....
Hope you are keeping nice and warm in this horribly cold and wintery weather this morning.
Today sees the start of LEJs weekly challenge #82 - Buttons, Bows or Beads.
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog offer weekly challenges, starting on the Tuesday of each week.
There are always wonderful LEJ Designs Images up for grabs for the winner, along with a small crafting 2nd prize from one of our totally wonderful sponsors. (Please see the blog for further details of our sponsors).
We have some exciting news coming in the new year, so keep your eyes peeled.....
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If you use one of the LEJ Designs Digi Images on your challenge entry, and you win, you could be in with a chance to win an extra bonus amount of Images. Currently the rollover stands at 4!!!
What I have Made
I decided to use the wonderful 'Snowman' images from LEJ Designs.
I coloured him with Water Colour pencils. I love my water colour pencils as you can give images as much or as little colour as you want. I used hardly any colour on the body, but made the other features stand out with heavier colouring.
I decided to use Buttons AND bows on my card. I took the orange from the Satsuma nose on the wonderful snowman. I think the blues and oranges go together well.
The border around the image is made up from lots and lots of punched out snowflakes. For these I used a Tonic Boot punch. I think this just gives the card a textured look, and with them spread out, it covers some of the white of the image topper. The backing paper is a Kanban sheet.
I finished the card off with a gift that I printed off from SERIF CraftArtist. I coloured this with the same water colour pencils as in the image. I used a few orange gems for the corners that aren't covered, and the middle of the bow on the parcel, and small black gems on he features of the snowman.
As always, I really hope this make has inspired you to pop along to the LEJ Designs Challenge blog to join along with the current Challenge.
Thank you so much for your wonderful visits.