Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Icy Hugs for LOTV

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are well.

It's the start of a new challenge today on the Lili of the Valley Facebook page and in honour of Remembrance Day we have this lovely colour palette for you to follow.

 Your make must include a Lili of the Valley image and at least one of the colours from the palette. Easy peasy! There are 3 prizes on offer and the winners will be drawn at random from all the entries;
1st - £20 LOTV voucher
2nd - £15 LOTV voucher
3rd - £10 LOTV voucher

For my inspiration card I have used Icy Hugs and two of the Christmas Sentiment Tag stamps

To start off I stamped Icy Hugs onto Sheena's stamping card with Black Archival Ink and then coloured it with Spectrum Aqua markers.
Rather than colouring the image directly with the pens, I scribbled the pens onto a white tile and picked up the colour with a small paintbrush.
I did the shadows and skin first (Charcoal and Peach)

then added the rest of the colours:
Her dress: Desert
Her hat/scarf: Begonia
His hat/jumper: Slate
His scarf/gloves/trousers: Navy

(I did add some Begonia directly onto the card for the darkest areas of red since the colour wasn't intense enough otherwise).

I layered up the finished image onto a 6"x6" card blank with 'Frosted Winter' papers from Trimcraft and a bit of cheesecloth. The snowflakes and Christmas trees were die-cut from white card (Joy crafts and Sizzix dies)

As a finishing touch I added some Glamour Dust glitter to the ice

and Ranger Enamel Dots in the corners

 I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Allsorts #387 - Let's make a start on Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #305 Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #84 trees
Noor! Designs UK #24 Winter
One Crazy Stamper fall/winter fun
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge   #196 prepare for Christmas
Winter Wonderland Frosty or Well wrapped Up 
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #141 Use die-cuts or punches
Live & Love Crafts Challenge #53 White Christmas 

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


  1. /such a nice winter card. Thanks for playing along the OCS challenge.

  2. Another beautiful card Katrina! I really love that image and it goes beautifully with your background, Jane :) x

  3. Gorgeous a great technique and fab card Love and hugs Carole x

  4. What a gorgeous colour palate to work from and a great use of it, fabulous image and a stunning background.
    Thank you for joining in our 'Lets make a start on Christmas' challenge this week at Allsorts.


  5. Gorgeous card, I like the image and the colours
    Kevin xx

  6. Such a beautiful card,a great winter or Christmas card. Love the colours for this challenge x

  7. Gorgeous card for our current challenge of 'Let's make a start on Christmas', such a cute image too...love the papers...Thanks for joining in.
    [aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

  8. What a wonderful card.
    my new challenge blog start on the 10th novemver and i hope to see you.

  9. What a beautiful card. I love the background with all those die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

  10. This is a fabulous Christmas card Katrina, such a super image and lovely frosty blues.

  11. Beautiful colour combination - love the blues. Thank you for playing along in our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.

  12. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 305 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too x

  13. Love the colour combo, lovely sweet image too. Thanks for joining us over at Winter Wonderland.
    Love n hugs

  14. What a lovely make. Thank you so much for sharing at Noor Design Uk and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

  15. Such a sweet Winter card. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  16. Hi Katrina,
    Lovely take on the colour palette. The red pops beautifully against the frosty blues. Love the sweet sentiment tags as well. Thanks for playing with LLC this month.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  17. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Tree Challenge at Holly Jolly. Good Luck. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lynn, Holly Jolly DT


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