The Christmas Crew

Hi all, another Christmas card to share today.  I fancied trying this week’s sketch challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and this cute Pollycraft image seemed perfect for the job in hand!

Here is the sketch the card is based around:

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And here is my finished card:

christmas crew full

The image was coloured with Pro-Markers – I used Berry Red and Ruby to colour Santa’s suit as I feel they blend well and show depth of colour and shade.  I resisted the urge to use black on Santa’s boots and his little penguin friend, opting instead to use Warm Greys 1,3, 4 to build up the colour.  For the fur trim and Santa’s beard, I used the same technique as I’ve used previously for snow – I laid a layer of blender down, then a layer of Cool Grey 1 around the edges and corners, then blended the edges to graduate the colour.  Once I had coloured Rudolph, I simply had to add a little glossy accent to highlight his red nose!

christmas crew close

The sketch shows a frame for the image – I chose to pop the Christmas Crew out of it by adding 3D foam pads and letting Santa’s hat and Rudolph’s antlers spill out over the edge of the frame.  The background paper is leftover from a Trimcraft set that has been lurking in my Christmas stash for a couple of years!  I added the green cardstock frame and made some small raised red dots from some red punched dots with a blob of glossy accents over the top  to echo Rudolph’s nose.

I’ll be entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge

Created With Love Challenges – Christmas Reds and Greens

Without Words – Getting Ready For Christmas

The Paper Nest Dolls – Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations – Christmas

The Squirrel and The Fox – Animal Antics

Kraftyhands Challenge – Classic Christmas Colours

Allsorts – Christmas Cheer

Silhouette Challenges – Anything Holidays

Thanks for reading x


47 thoughts on “The Christmas Crew

  1. What an adorable card!!! Love that sweet image – you’re right, it is perfect for this sketch. Love the ric rac too. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  2. That ric-rac is THE BOMB! Love it. Your image is darling and I like the added touch of shine on Rudolph’s nose. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  3. As it’s something I don’t like doing will admit at the beginning that this is a copy and paste comment as I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn’t want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely Christmas creation and thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  4. Very, very cute and of course that shiny nose is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  5. great card, lovely coloring and great image, thank you for joining us at created with love challenges and hope to see you again, good luck
    created with love challenges dt

  6. Super cute Christmas card – Love how you have cut out and popped the image!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  7. Oh such a cute card I just adore your wonderful image you’ve used. I love how you’ve cut it out and mounted it, it really make you image pop. Love your red ric-rac braid it beautiful and bold just the prefect finishing touch to a great card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  8. Very Beautiful Christmas creation, thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck !

    Francesca x

  9. A gorgeous card. The image looks fabulous and I love the colours.
    Thanks for joining this months challenge at Without Words
    Lorraine x

  10. Wow superb colouring and layout, absolutely stunning creation 🙂

    Thank you so much for joining us at
    Without Words Challenge I Hope you will try to join us again 🙂
    Have a lovely day
    Crafty hugs
    Bridget 🙂

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