Good morning bloggers - I'm not feeling at my tickety-boo best just now. I started with chest cold at the weekend and every time I cough, my chest and head hurt - so I thought I'd try and distract myself and make something for some challenges. I certainly distracted myself because this card has taken so many twists and turns that it bears no resemblance whatsoever to what I originally had in mind! For a start it wasn't going to be a Christmas card, lol! I started out to make an entry for this week's CD Sunday Challenge, feline friends. Having rejected several perfectly good images, I finally settled on one from the very first Joanna Sheen CD I ever bought, Victorian Christmas. I haven't used the whole image though. I took it into Craft Artist Professional 2 so that I could meddle with it. I used the eraser tool to make a rough shape and edge around the shape so that I was just left with the cats and the hearth. Then I used this to make a punch of the shape. This allowed me to punch the exact shape out of 3 different bps to add mats behind the original image. I've played around with different edges and shadowing with the layers too. I'm really quite pleased with the overall effect. All the papers and embellishments are from various Crafty Ann's kits and the sentiment was done in CAP2.
I'm entering my card into these challenges:
- Sketch Saturday - loved this sketch
- Joanna Sheen's Challenge - Oh so sweet (this image definitely is!)
- Christmas Card Challenges - haven't followed the theme this time but general holiday cards are allowed.
- CD Sunday - Feline Friends
- Creative Inspirations - Christmas in September.
Thank you for dropping by, see you soon!