Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Girl Sledging!

Hello everyone!  I know, I sure am slow at the crafting these days, but you know how you lose your mojo sometimes? Well, that has happened to me.  I am in dire need of some Christmas cards, so I thought I would work on this little cutie from Lili of the Valley called "Girl Sledging".  It's funny, because I guess in the UK they say sledging and here in the US we would say sledding.  When I first saw that, I thought it was a typo haha!  Anyhow, I am in a red/green mood it seems, so here is my card:


I think she is a DOLL!!!! Love how she is hanging on to the cute bunny too!

I colored her with..................Distress Markers! Yep, you heard me right!  I definitely found the colors to be different than my refills.  The red I used was Fired Brick, but it was a bit too orangey so I went over it with my refill Aged Mahogany to get a more true red for the papers.  For the most part it was all done with the markers.  Oh, I did shadows with Black Soot refills.  Not sure I like them any better, but they are interesting to work with.

I used a snow texture in the corners and the border die is from Memory Box - Frostyville Border and the snowflakes are a Stampin Up die.  I used the cute Christmas Grungy Messages from LOTV also, which have proven to be VERY popular. Oh let's not forget the paper pad Classic Christmas!

Here's a close up of the stamp. You know you love her!


Don't forget that Lili of the Valley now has those sweet Geisha girls for sale.  Go have a look, they may just fall into your basket!

Have a super wonderful Fall day! The weather is so wonderful here, I stay outside most of the day. 

Thank you for your visit!!

Hugs, Dena

33 comments:

Astrid said...

Such a beautiful card Dena, wow i loved the Christmas images.
Hugs Astrid

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Hi Dina,what a cutie,you made a beautiful card and I love the way the little dots pull everything together.Here in Holland the sun is shining but the temperature is dropping.Greetings Miranda

Squirrel x said...

I don't think your mojo is missing hun - this is amazing! Love the reds and greens and the image is so gorgeous. Impressed that you persevered with the DMs (I can't get to grips with them - maybe I'm too attached to my DIs!). Another fabulous and stunning make. Hugs Sxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgeous Dena I love these little stamps, can't get enough of them but must have missed this one when shopping I think I must put that right.
Love your colours just right for Christmas

jacqui x

Louise said...

Well sweetie! It just doesnt matter at all which kind of medium you use - you the master of them all! This can hardly be your first one with di markers?? It is so beautiful time stops ticking for a while :) Love the little girl, she is so cute! And the details you added around the image is beyond gorge! The little snowflakes are so stunning!
Gorge! If this is what you make when you lack mojo, then I dont dare even think about making a card today. ;) My mojo is also lacking - big time!

Biggest of hugs!

Anja said...

Stunning coloring as always, Dena! Love the dies you've used. My mojo is lacking, because of to many other stuff going around these days.
Hugs, Anja

Hanny said...

Hello Dena

What a lovely card you've made, I really love it. I can learn a lot from you and it is so nice since I have my own blog I can follow you.
In the Netherlands we say "sleeing" haha, looks all the same.
Have a nice day, hugs,
Hanny
www.tierelantijntjes.blogspot.com

susiestacey said...

Stunning card, love it all especially the snow effect around the corners x Susan x

Sue - bearhouse said...

this is stunning Dena. I love the cute image, your colouring is fabulous and the layout and details are gorgeous.

hugs Sue

Frea said...

Hi Dena, how sweet is this Christmas card, love the layout and build up. Hugs Frea

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Dena. I love the image and your colouring is ACE!
The backing papers look fab too.
Lorraine x

Tracy Valure said...

Love this Dena...the coloring is gorgeous.

Hugs,
Tracy Valure

britgirl58 said...

The card is lovely as always...I would like to ask a question if I may. There are lots of different elements to your cards - such as the texture medium, sewing, die cuts etc. I wondered if you made each card separately or do you do the elements at one time..does that make sense?
Thanks again for showing us the way to go...I cannot go to LOTV without something beautiful "falling" into my basket!
Hugs Julie

Christina C. said...

Hahahaha...thank you for explaining that...I also thought it was a typo!!!LOL
What an extraordinarily beautiful Christmas card, Dena! Love this magnificently colored image...soooo sweet! Awesome snowflakes and those grunge sentiments are so darn cute!

Riet said...

So wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.


Hugs Riet.xx

Dot said...

Wonderful card, Dena. She's for sure a darling. It looks great with the added snow (perfect pearls?) and the Memory Box die is beautiful.
hugs Dorte

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi there Dena,
How are you keeping, well I hope.
Your card today is beautifully done as always. I am always in awe when I view your colouring work as it is done so beautifully.
Hope you are having a good week.
Hugs Linda x

Honeybee's Paperie said...

Your snowy card ist just adorable, dear Dena! You did a great job with the distress markers!! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Manuela x

Elise said...

Kay ... lol .. now that you pointed out the "sledding" and "slegding" .. I feel so riduculous. For one thing .. I never even NOTICED that they wrote it differently .. that's how much I pay attention right?!!! hahaha!!! I guess they look so similar in spelling (Please just nod your head and agree with me so I don't feel silly. LOL!), that I never even took notice? sigh .. oooh Elise. LOL!

Now your card .. she IS darling! I absolutely LOVE her! Gosh, you are so AMAZING with all of your colouring mediums! Everything is always so dreamy, so perfectly shaded and detailed .. LoooOoove your work like always! Simply GORGEOUS!

Hope you're enjoying a beautiful day outside!

Big Hugs to You Sweetheart,
Elise

Gerrittina said...

Very nice!!

ChrisAndCat said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the colours.

Iulia said...

Oh, how gorgeous this is , Dena! Everything looks PERFECT! Your coloring never ceases to amaze me!
Big hugs, Iulia

Grenouille Greetings said...

Gorgeous, Dena! Beautiful colourwork, superb stitching and I love your frosty edges and that pretty border. Hugs, Lesley

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable card Dena, its gorgeous too.
luv
Debby

Norma said...

Dena, simply gorgeous. Sweet image. Awesome colouring. You are such an artist that no matter which medium you use you are able to make it work for you. Love that exquisite Memory Box diecut--Oh I have to order that die!!
Hugs,
Norma

Alina said...

so beautiful, Dena, i just love your colouring!

Pinklady 68 said...

A beautiful christmas card, Dena.
Lovely image and details..soo nice put together:-)

Have a great weekend! Hugs Laila.

Jane said...

Wow! this is stunning Dena!! gorgeous colouring and that border die is stunning! hugs, Jane xxx

PaperDaisies said...

A beautiful card Dena. Just love your colouring. Hugs Nina

Yvonne F. said...

Wow, I love the colouring.
The snow and the die cuts are awesome too.

byebye Yvonne

Tammi said...

Adorable! Another gorgeous winter scene using one of these cuties! You can color with whatever, always looks AMAZING!

Anne-Marie said...

I just adore those traditional greens and reds....this is a totally gorgeous creation!

Gail said...

This is absolutely stunning. And I agree, when I saw Sledging I thought it was a typo. :) Where in the US are you? The pics of your cabin remind me of northern Arizona. I live in Phoenix. --Gail
glass@swlaw.com

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