Monday, August 17, 2015

A Winter Walk

What is sweeter than a little girl dreaming of sleigh bells while walking her Christmas Pony?  This is a special card I made for #Cards4Love!  Please visit them for the details.  Cards must be received by August 31, 2015.

As you all know, I'm a huge fan of CTMH stamps, but when I saw this one from Whimsy Stamps I had to get it!  I stamped in with black ink and then went to painting, coloring, and inking in shades of pink.  I was so pleased with myself as I was painting with various mediums when I thought, what am I going to put behind this now that I've done it in PINK?

I don't have Christmas / Winter theme paper in PINK!

I was looking at some scrap papers and saw this piece left from the *Brushed collection.  I kept looking at the greens, reds and pink and poinsettias came to mind.  I paired it with this winter scene and felt it was a good match!  The piece of paper directly under the scene is also from the Brushed Collection; it is the pink, red, yellow *Bokeh effect paper.  I simply used the pink that was left in the middle.

Ok, crisis averted.  I continued on with the painting.  The pony's mane and tail were done with colored pencils, CTMH inks, and a couple of Copics.  Her body was done with colored pencils and rubbing alcohol.  I color and then paint alcohol over the pencil coloring.  It will blend the colors slightly and dry quickly without getting the paper too wet!  The pony's blanket and the girl's coat and hat were done with a pink gelato mixed with rubbing alcohol.

I outlined the fur with a silver gel pen.  I put little dots over the picture with Studio G Glitter Glue.  I then used some little white sequins to give it a snowier look!  The green grosgrain bow was already tied in a box of bows I keep ready for just such occasions!

I am venturing into some new mediums and look forward to sharing some watercolor attempts very soon.  I really enjoy mixing it up over here!  I guess that is why I enjoy working with CTMH so much.  They offer different mediums in addition to beautiful papers, cardstocks, and embellishments!

*Speaking of such things, the Brushed Collection (as well as the other collections featured in the current CTMH Idea Book) is only available through Sept 1, 2015.  So, you still have a couple of weeks to order the retiring papers, stamps, and other goodies on the Retiring Items Page.  The heart background cardstock is also on that page; it is from the Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment.

My little girl and pony are trotting off to the following challenges:

The ABC Challenge:  Pretty in Pink
52 Christmas Card Throwdown:  Christmas card for a child
Christmas Card Challenges:  Picture for inspiration, but basically anything Christmas goes
Winter Wonderland:  Christmas song or carol ~ Jingle Bells

As always, make yourself at home here.  Have a comment or question?  Leave it in the comment section below.  Need some CTMH products?  Shop with me at   Thanks for coming by today!

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  1. Definitely a beautiful image , sweetly coloured .
    Pretty back ground paper . Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges .

  2. This is adorable! Such a pretty card and I love the glittery touches. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

  3. Such a lovely pink Christmas card, I agree about the background paper it is great, love how you have coloured the image too.

    Thanks for the visit, much appreciated.

  4. Your card is adorable! Really love the cute image and the shimmery details! Lovely colours too!
    Thank you for sharing and joining us at ABC Challenge!
    Hugs Annette

  5. You've done a wonderful job coordinating the designer papers to your image. Thanks for sharing your card with us at 52CCT.

  6. Absolutely adorable! I love the soft shades of pink and that image is lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT and I'm sorry I'm so late commenting! x

  7. Oh I just love your creations, looks so very pretty! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca