I've used the auto brightness adjustment button for the close up of this card, and it's showing up a lot brighter than it really is - but at least you can see my brush strokes! The image is one of the Dawn Christmas designs by Nellie's Choice, and of course I coloured with my Copics then added the snow with my pearl maker pen. In addition to my usual skin tones I've coloured her skirt with E50, 51 and 53, her jacket with R20, 21 and 22, her hat and scarf with E00, 02 and o4 plus the salmon pink shades from her jacket and G40, 82 and 94. Her hair, boots and the little squirrel are E42, 43 and 44 and the shading is done with the cool greys C0, 1 and 3.
And here is the card looking more like in real life. I've edged the plaid patterned paper with a snowcap Adirondack dabber to add a distressed edge, and sanded the diecut elements to keep the shabby chic look going. The diecut buttons I threaded with twine, added the pale pink ribbon and finished with more pearls on the leaf spray.
The Dutch Dare challenge blog are playing bingo and I've got a line with ribbon, flowers and diecuts. Fun with shapes and more blog are looking for vintage/shabby chic, while the ABC Challenge blog are back with an A for anything goes theme.
I've been off line for a few days so have lots of catching up to do and hope to have a couple more cards ready to share with you this week.