Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Friday, November 11, 2011

Skiing Anyone?

Now I don't think this ranks among the better cards I have made, but as it was very much a case of trial and error, the end result is not too bad. Regular followers of my blog will know that a few months back my husband bought me a big set of Serif Craft Artist CDs, but due to unplanned events and circumstances, I haven't had a chance to really get to grips with it. The ABC team wanted us to feature Winter Sports for their challenge this week, and as I had no suitable stamps or digis I decided to use a 'real' photo and see what I could make. This is the photo I used, taken when we took some visitors up to Sierra Nevada a couple of Christmases ago. None of us actually take part in the sports there, but the scenery is stunning and there is a lovely holiday atmosphere in the village at the base of the slopes.

For the card I imported papers that were already on my computer, and used one of the Craft Artist CDs for all the frames and embellishments. I am sure there are a lot more complicated techniques available within this programme, but the basic assembly of this card was very easy, and did not take too long. I printed it out twice on to one sheet of A4 card, so, as you can see in my photo, I made two identical cards. I did think it was a bit 'flat' as I am now used to adding several, (sometimes too many), embellishments to my hand made creations, so I added a white organza ribbon bow over the printed one, and 'blinged-up' the snowflakes with stickles and gems.

I made this card for:
ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Sports. I shall also link both of them to Shirley-Anne's blog.


Saskia said...

Great work for a first attemnpt, Kate!

Di said...

Beautiful card Kate. Would love to see the scenery in real life - you did a stunning job. Much too hot for snow here today - I think we've hit lucky with the weather.......... so far, Di xx

Samantha said...

Hi ya, Another pretty card for our challenge! fab to see you again, Thanks for coming to join us at ABC Christmas Challenge for our winter sports challenge, I hope you can come play again soon you can enter as many times as you like per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Ps I have candy on my blog too!

Caroljenks said...

What a gorgeous card and perfect for our 'Winter Sport' Challenge over at ABC Christmas :)

Thanks for joining in,

Carol x

Carissa said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge. Carissa :)