Monday, 18 April 2011

Black & White Christmas

Yes I know it's properly spring now, but if we don't start the Christmas cards now, by the time we get to December there will be no time, what with the shopping, cooking and decorating needing to be done, so I decided to enter the Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge this week, which had a colour and sketch challenge - with the colours being Black and White. Boy was this difficult, I so wanted to add some Christmas Red or Green to this, but I resisted!

I also wanted to enter the Crafty Catz challenge this week, which was 'furry friends' and so I dug out this lovely house mouse image - he's one of the smaller one's in the set, but as I wanted to make an A6 card, he fitted perfectly. I did 'colour' him in with grey and black watercolour pencils to give him some additional shading and then just layered him up in line with the Sketch. It was also difficult to find papers without any colour on them, but hey I love a challenge!

I added some texture using a cuttlebug embossing folder and had to add some bling with glitter and gems (the mouse also has some glitter on his hat) - hope that doesn't class as colour?

I'm entering this for the following Challenges:


GoonerGirl said...

Lovely card..Chris xx

Lori said...

Oh my goodness this card is so adorable, I am in love with your sweet house mouse!!!! You card and details are perfect! Thanks for joining us at the DCD Christmas blog!!!!

Teresa said...

Great card Rachel, I love the cute mouse.
Teresa xx

sara said...

awwww how sweet is that little guy !!! gorgeous card thanks for joining us at DCD christmas clug
hugs sara x x

carol said...

lovely sweet card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTYCATZ, x carol

Karen said...

Lovely and such a sweet image, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.