Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mucha Influence on Rudolph Day

The 25th of the month soon came round again, so once again I have been putting last minute touches to my Christmas card for the Rudolph Day challenge on Sandra's blog, Stamping for Pleasure.

This time I have used a digistamp from The Paper Shelter called "Mucha Influence". I bought it to use last Christmas but I forgot about it. I'm not sure I've ever seen such a cute little face on any Mucha artwork, but the colours, and muted swirls are there. The background came in the file with the stamp so I printed it onto kraft card and cut it out. I then used the same card to make the base and used a dreamweaver metal stencil to sponge distress ink through the holly leaves for the background. (I don't like it all that much, but very little of it shows!).

I printed the outline of the main image on white heavy paper and coloured it with copic markers. Then I fussy-cut it out, and glued it onto the printed background. I found a See-D greeting stamp that just fitted below her. I used 1mm sticky pads to layer this onto the base card and added a strip of very ancient papermania ribbon across the lower section.
So now I'm off to link this to Sandra's blog and get some inspiration from other folks' Christmas cards. With the snow that's covering half of UK, you should all be in the mood for making Christmas cards so why not join in too.

I am a bit lazy about adding my card to challenges, and I don't have much time to visit other entries for comments which is only fair, but with this being Easter week, some of my usual activities are not happening so I should have a little extra time. So this month I am entering this card in ;
Gingerloft Challenge   ; Use kraft paper.
One Stitch at a Time: Use a digistamp.


Debs Willis said...

Such a cute image, and love the swirled flourishes!
Debs x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Aww what a little cutie patootie. Interesting and unusual make - FABULOUS xxx

Alison Wade said...

Lovely image and colouring. Ali x

Jean Straw said...

This is a really cute image and I like the kraft background and the colours you've used. Lovely holly ribbon too.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

Great card! I love kraft cards so really enjoyed this one. Those swirly florish corners are fabulous and your image is adorable!
You win the fussy cutting award of the year...such a greqat job on that.

MaxineD said...

Beautiful image and you have really mounted her perfectly.

Elizabeth Hart said...

This really turned out fabulous -- Great seasonable card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Squigglefly Challenge.

MaryH said...

This truly was a cute image, with such a sweet face, and your coloring was fab! Now, personally, I liked the background...I enlarged to get a better idea, but what I saw, looked very nice. Good idea with the stencils to do that motif! Thanks for visiting...come again. Have a Happy Easter and TFS such a well done & pretty card.

Di said...

Lovely card Kate - beautifully done and such a sweet face on the image too! Love it!

Hugs, Di xx

Choccy said...

Such a super cute Christmas card. The image is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing your creation with us at One Stitch At A Time.. We hope to see you back with is next week and Good Luck in the draw.
Choccy x

Di said...

Hi Kate

Thanks for the extra tips about stamp storage - you're ahead of me in this game I see :))

Hope you had a lovely day wherever you were headed this morning.

Hugs, Di xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Just love this card. Great way to get ahead of Christmas cards!!!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Karen C said...

Sweet Christmas Card! Thanks for joining us this week at One Stitch At A Time! Hope to see you back soon!
Karen C

Shirley-anne said...

I love the cool winter colours and that adorable image ..
Thats why I dont go into many challenges because I just run out of time for comments and checking back to see who won .
Enjoy the spare time
hugs Shirley-Anne

Di said...

Hi Kate - we have a sunny Easter morning here, just the way it should be.

Remember, you can just come and play in the Playground when the mood takes you - we'd love to see you, and some folk just play really every now and then if they have time and a snippets make to bring. Up to you - just didn't want you to think it's a little 'club' - it's anything but! Mind you, they'd probably all flutter round checking if you had any Spanish sweeties in your pockets :)

Enjoy your day!

Hugs, Di xx