Sunday, 22 September 2013

Sepia Santa Christmas Card

Hi everyone!

hope you're all ok on this fabulously wonderful Sunday!  Absolutely love this weather.  Why can't it be like this every single day and most of us would be happy then?

Today's card is one I've made using a digi I have created from a vintage image which wasn't of good enough quality to use as a topper, so I've given it a new lease of life as a digi so that we can have fun colouring it ourselves.

Ingredients:
Memory Box Dies
My own backing paper but not in shop
Faux gem from stash.


I've coloured this gorgeous old Santa in sepia as I really wanted a lovely, soft, vintage effect.  I have used the following markers:

Copics:  E00, E11 and E21
 Promarkers:  Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Tan, Putty, Almond, Caramel, Sandstone and Satin

The background paper is a snowflake one I created but it is not in the shop yet.  I colour picked to get the correct colour of matting layer and just did very basic matting and layering.

The die cuts are cut from red textured cardstock and I have cut the Christmas Tree down to size.

The inside is decorated to match.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

http://52cct.blogspot.co.uk/  - Christmas Tree - 27 Sep

http://papercreatorscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ - Make it Christmassy - 27 Sep

http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes or Own Colour Combo - 29 Sep - Top Three

http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 27 Sep

http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Shades of Brown - 26 Sep - Winner!!!


http://christmasstampin.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes (Christmas) - 27 Sep

http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.ca/  Anything Goes (digital papers, mat layer, stamp & sentiment) - 27 Sep

http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.uk/ - Vintage Christmas - 26 Sep


Don't forget to pop across to the Scribble & Scrap Blog/Challenge  where we have fortnightly challenges and candy.  The theme for the challenges are Always Anything Goes so you lose nothing by entering.  Go have a look if you've not done so already.  You still have until 6pm Friday to enter this current challenge.

Right...off to find some challenges and then back to work!

Take care everyone & happy crafting!
xx

39 comments:

  1. Lexie this is lovely! The accents of red are perfect for the sepia tones.
    Anj
    x

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  2. It's lovey, so nice to see a change from red! Beautifully coloured.

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  3. He is a very nice Santa and I like the sepia tones. I think he would look nice in traditional green rather than red too. When you say you have colour picked the background where do you pick from i.e. do you scan your coloured image and pick from that, or do you pick from a pro markers colour chart?

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  4. I like Santa in green as well...and cream.

    I colour picked from the paper pattern on this occasion, but sometimes I'll do it from the image. You're not supposed to colour and scan images, though, but I might do some of these as pre coloured digis at some stage.
    xx

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  5. Hi Lexie! This gorgeous! Love the coloring! Love that border punch or die-cut of the snowflakes an circles!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

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  6. This is gorgeous Lexie. I really love that image and you colouring is so beautiful.
    Sue xx

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  7. Gorgeous Lexie, it is such a wonderful image. I do need to go over to the shop and spend some ones money!
    Hugs
    Janet xxx






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  8. I do like the mono colour theme - very nice. Lovely image and the little Christmas tree is cute! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  9. Gorgeous card, love the dies down the side and the colouring is fab :-) xxx

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  10. WOW this is gorgeous Lexie, love the gorgeous sepia Santa and he sure looks fabulous! Just might have to drop into my basket :)

    Hugs to you both
    Linda xxx

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  11. This Santa is a beauty, love the sephia. Xx

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  12. Beautifully coloured, super image and I love that die cut border - great card.
    xx

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  13. Great card Lexie - love the colour :)

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  14. Great card Lexie. Love the colours :)

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  15. A fabulous Christmas card Lexie. The image looks fab and I love the pretty border die.
    Lorraine x

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  16. fabulous santa card Lexie and love the sepia tones
    Kim x

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  17. Oh wow i love this digi Lexie, a fab card xx

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  18. Absolutely fab digi and gorgeous card, love it

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  19. Lexie, this is just gorgeous! I love your Santa image, he's fantastic!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  20. Stunning, Lexie! Great idea about the sepia palette and those red embellishments just make everything pop.

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  21. This is gorgeous,love the image.xxx

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  22. Beautiful sepia coloring ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

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  23. A super card Lexie. Are you trying to be nice to Santa in the hope he'll bring you presents this year? You'll have to keep trying xx

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  24. Fabulous image and colour Lexi.
    Laine
    xx

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  25. Fab santa image! Love the vintage feel to your card. Great design :)

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  26. Lovely Christmas card Lexie, I love how the red die cuts pop against the sepia tones of the image! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

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  27. Really gorgeous hun, love the sweet image and the sepia look is gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

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  28. Looks fab done in sepia, and the hint of red with the die cut and tree sets it off perfectly xx

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  29. What a beautiful card! LOVE the colors you used! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  30. The only thing to be said is that this design is absolutely STUNNING! Thanks so much for slipping this under our door here at 613 Avenue Create! We are excited to have you in our 'Hood!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  31. It's gorgeous! Thanks for joining at CCCC: Anything Goes
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  32. Silly me... thought I'd left a comment... obviously not!

    Great card and I love the Sepia tones, and he's a proper cuddly Santa too. Gorgeous!

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  33. what a FAB santa image and a lovely design! thanks for joining our vintage fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

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  34. Lexie I love this Santa image so sweet and beautifully colored as well. And I want that snowflake die!! LOVE it! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Kathi
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

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  35. Great card !! You color images so beautifully!

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  36. Gorgeous card, I love the colour and the image, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge.

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