September 19, 2011

WMS September Release-Day 4

     Today is the day! The sets the design team has been showcasing over the last three days are available for purchase today! Golly, there has been an outpouring of creative inspiration from the design team ladies, don’t you agree? So many fantastic ideas to CASE and techniques to try.

     So let’s get to waltzing. Claire’s blog is where the party starts. Julia Aston was your previous partner and Laurie Schmidlin is the next one up on your dance card.

     And of course, there is a prize up for grabs! Someone will win a stamp set of her or his choice!! The winner will be chosen from a random drawing of the comments left on one of the Design Team member's blog. You have until September 21st 11:59 PM, 5:59 AM Central, 3:59 AM Pacific and 6:59 AM Eastern.

     Today we are showing the winter version of A Cottage Home. It’s called A Christmas Cottage. This is my favorite set from the release. It just has oodles and oodles of potential. I have such a hard time making cards using only one set, but I did it with this card. I hand to slap my hand from adding the Santa in the sleigh image from Twas the night before Christmas…the size it just perfect to slip into the sky behind the house. It will make for a fun addition on future cards.

     I used a combination of Copics and colored pencils with OMS. I found that the Copics are great to lay down a base color and the colored pencils work perfectly for the shadows/darker areas. It is easier for me to stay in the lines with colored pencils. And boy oh boy did I use Stickles. About three layers of the stuff (apply a coat wait till it’s dry and then apply another). I get a good chunky/dimensional coating using this process. I cut out the front entryway and popped it up with foam tape. Somehow, with all the supplies I have surrounding me I have to add a bit of bling or ribbon or both. My cards just don’t seem finished without it.

Christmas Cottage

     Thanks for joining me over the last few days and taking the time to comment on my projects. I look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your creations!

62 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, love your colouring on this beautiful house!

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  2. beautifully stamped and coloured, a gorgeous christmas card!

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  3. Stunning! Love how you coloured the cottage, it looks so cosy and domestic.

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  4. Beautiful Kate I love the mauve shading behind the house and the stickles really make it pop!!!
    Val x

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  5. Oh Kate! I want to go inside this cozy little cottage and sit by the fire I know must be inside!! what wonderful coloring and SNOW - glorious snow!

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  6. BEautiful.. love the background treatment!

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  7. Wow, I just want to move right in and have a cup of cocoa:) Great card!

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  8. Your house is so beautifully colored Kate!! And I love the touch of sparkle that you've added!! What a warm, charming and inviting scene you've created!

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  9. Nice card. Can't believe how many looks come from one stamp set.

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  10. This is so beautiful!!!! Love the purple background...tfs

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  11. Pretty card. Great coloring, it really pops!

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  12. BEAUTIFUL!! love the haze around the house, wonderful shading and colouring.

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  13. Kate - your winter sky is lovely - you can almost feel the snow in the air!! Love the colouring on your card - it's beautiful!

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  14. Oh my.....this card made me think of an old antique Christmas card. I knw that stamp is fabulous but the way you worked with these colors and created this beauty; FABULOUS!!!!

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  15. Beautiful card!! Great coloring!!

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  16. Fainting! KATE! That coloring is so amazing! I wish I could figure out how to color with pencils and mineral spirits, because it's a perfect look for Claire's cottages! Your whole scene is just dreamy and cozy, just as this set is supposed to look. Oh and the GLITTER! After this week, I am destined to buy lots and lots of glitter! (PS...do you know that Target commercial "So much glitter!", hee!)

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  17. You girls are making my blood pressure go sky high with excitement! I can't believe how amazing your coloring skills are! Stunning! Every little detail.

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  18. WOW, love the warmth and sparkle, amazing coloring!

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  19. Gorgeous, utterly gorgeous. I can't believe how beautifully you colored the cottage. You are an amazingly talented artist!

    Lovely blog, by the way. I am a new follower.

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  20. Incidentally, I have TWO Bichons (just read your profile and see that you have one!) ... hop over to my blog where you can see Sadie and Morgan's pictures that I posted over the weekend...

    ...a scrap layout from their Muttrimony ceremony!

    How fanciful!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  21. A-maz-ing!! That colouring has blown me away and the purple glow is absolutely beautiful! Mwah! :)

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  22. Wowzers! Your coloring is fabulous! Especially love the touch of purple shading...makes all the other colors really pop!

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  23. My jaw dropped when I saw that terrific coloring! I love the way you made it look as though the lights were glowing out through the windows!! Such an adorable holiday stamp!

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  24. Oh, wow! I am so jealous of your coloring skills. This card makes me want to knock on the door and ask for some hot chocolate! I love how cozy it is.

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  25. Kate, this is absolutely yummy! Love your coloring! This is a scrumptious card!

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  26. My favorite so far! The colors are perfect... it looks like a real cottage in the snow.

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  27. Just gorgeous--love your coloring--and the stickles! Your house is so inviting. It seems to glow and welcome everyone to come inside!

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  28. Oh my but this one amazing card!

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  29. Gorgeous card!! Love your wonderful coloring, and the stickles are the icing on the cake! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

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  30. I have to agree -- such a beautifully illustrated, colored, warm and inviting Christmas house!!! What time is tea or hot cocoa served?!!! TFS your wonderful skills!!!

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  31. Beautiful card!...Great color and "winter" snow! It is a joy to see such lovely work.

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  32. Gorgeous, rich colors! Absolutely lovely!
    DeniseB

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  33. Lovely card, I also like what you have done with Hocus Pocus.
    Thanks

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  34. GASP!!
    I die!
    It's so gorgeous!!
    Of course...
    I've been dying for days over all the beautiful, delicious eye candy from you and all the DT...
    but this is stunning...
    just love :)

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  35. Great job. Love the colors you used and the whole card.

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  36. That was stunning! Your coloring is divine and makes me want to jump right into the front door!

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  37. This has to be the most beautiful coloring I have seen with this set! The colors are so vibrant and that glitter is gorgeous. Beautiful job, very inspiring.

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  38. What striking colors! You did a great job of coloring this - so different from what the others have done. Love it!

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  39. Really love the colors you used on your card. and the bit-o-bling looks great!
    Thank you for sharing

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  40. What a beautiful card! Whoever you give this to will just love it!

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  41. Beautiful card. Love your coloring!

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  42. Thats a beautiful Christmas cottage card. Love the details. Thank you.

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  43. wow, awesome - looks like the door to the cottage could just open up and invite us in any minute! TFS!

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  44. I have to get this house :)..This card is fabulous.

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  45. I love the glowy sky! I am amazed how each of the DT have made this cottage look so different. Such creativity! Thanks for the Copics and pencils tip; will have to try that.

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  46. Stunning, it really brings out just how lovely thiese stamps are!!

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  47. Beautiful card - gorgeous colouring - these stamps certainly are a 'must have'. tfs

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  48. What a gorgeous card! Love the pretty cottage, the coloring... the touch of sparkle is perfect. :o)

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  49. I love the romantic quality of this card... and it sparkles too! TFS

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  50. Beautiful card!! Great design!!

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  51. Omgoodness this is just Gorgeous! Love your Amazing coloring on this Sweet Cozy Cottage! And the layered Stickles is just the Perfect touch! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  52. What lovely warm colors, that's the house I'm going to have when I grow up! LOL! (doubt it since we just moved a year ago and I doubt I'll move again!) Great card, love it!

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  53. Kate, what a gorgeous card! I really love how you coloured this beautiful Christmas cottage. In those colours it looks so warm and cozy and I would love to spend a cold winter day in such a cottage. The way you coloured it, it really looks as if there is some warm light inside the house. And that sky is just great, I love that colour.

    I have also ordered this set and perhaps I take your idea of adding the Santa sleigh behind the house. I think that would look very nice.

    Kind regards
    Carola

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  54. This little cottage is so warm and cozy, Kate! I have never tried coloring with OMS, but the effect that you have achieved is certainly convincing me! I just love the little scene you have created and the mounds of glittery goodness top it off!

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  55. Gorgeous!!! Love your coloring and shading!

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  56. Wow -- super card. Love the sky around the house, the sparkle, the colouring. Beautiful!

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  57. love,love and love all coloring.

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  58. Beautiful, just beautiful! Love the sparkle!

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