Sunday, 7 August 2016

LOTV Regency Christmas Girl

Hello lovely people,

I had a most wonderful time yesterday celebrating the marriage of 2 very lovely friends and we were delighted to have sunny weather for it.
Everything was so beautiful and it was an utterly joyful day :-)

So today I am 'recovering' with plenty of caffeine and a little play in my craft room.

Meanwhile, I have another sneak peek for you from the second half of the amazing Christmas release at LOTV, which will be available from Monday 8th August, so that's TOMORROW peeps!

Monochrome vintage style card using LOTV Regency Christmas girl


I'm excited to show you one of the gorgeous Christmas girls; there are 4 of them from different eras and I have used the Regency one.

As soon as I saw these I wanted to colour them in monochrome with a pop of colour and I think it worked really well :-)

I added sparkle to the snow with some Nuvo Drops which gives quite a subtle sparkle...too subtle for the camera I see!

Monochrome vintage style card using LOTV Regency Christmas girl

I kept the design simple with a sentiment cut from a border strip on the DP, and a few die cuts and pearls.

I did initially think cutting the holly vines also in a pale colour might be too subtle but decided that was actually a good thing because I really didn't want to take the focus off the gorgeous image.

Monochrome vintage style card using LOTV Regency Christmas girl


I do hope you are all having lovely weekend whatever you are doing :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,



Card recipe;
Image: Christmas girls - Regency (coming soon!) - LOTV
DP: A gift for you - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Dies: Delicate adornment - Creative Expressions, Holly vine - Memory Box
Sentiment strip: cut from DP

Copic colours;
Skin: T0/1/2
Hair: T4/6/8
Hat: T2/4/6
Bow: T5/7/9
Dress: T2/3/4/6
Fur: W00/T0/1
Basket: T1/2/3
Present / holly leaves: T3/5/7
Bow on present: T0/1/2
Mistletoe leaves: T1/3
Red bow: R27/46/59


17 comments:

Ali said...

So pretty xx Hope your recovery is going well lol and your sticking down is straight :-) lol xx

Tone K. said...

Your work is absolutely stunning. I have followed your blog, but not been very clever to leave comments. Sorry about that.
I really like your style and You are a great inspiration :) Thanks! :)

Ribbon Girl said...

beautiful and the red ribbon is perfect!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kat, love the monochrome scheme with just a pop of colour.
Lorraine x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautifully done in this monochrome colouring and the papers are gorgeous too. A very elegant card.
Lorraine

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hi Kat your work is always stunning but this card is just fabulous, I love the monochromatic look and it really works with that gorgeous image. The whole card is a joy to look at. Hugs Jennifer xx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Just the right amount of coloring on that pretty little girl. Love your card.
Lynn

Sarah said...

Beautiful work Kat, love your colouring and the splash of red is perfect xx

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Kat and I love your mono colouring with the splash of red..suits her perfectly..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sammy said...

Oh wow, another stunner Kat! I love the delicate feel with all the light neutral shades (I sooooo need that paper!), and it looks great with the contrasting black! x

Linda Levoir said...

Love this image you coloured her beautifully, monochrome with a pop of colour is a particular favourite of mine and I think it's lovely to see how different people interpret it. I probably would have gone for colouring the berries in her basket and also her lips, others may have coloured the ribbon on the present or the bow on her bonnet and they would all look totally different. Just shows that you don't have to play with a lot of colours to get great versatility and creativity. Love the design of this card too, the vintage papers suit the image so well :) xx

Christine L said...

Ooh Kat... the monochrome colouring with that POP of red looks beautiful... and gives it such a vintage feel. The papers you've chosen also add to that feel.. making it a truly fabulous card!

Hugs
Christine x

Annette said...

Stunning Kat.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Absolute stunner. I keep meaning to try a mono coloured card, now I simply must give it a go. Bought and printed off the digi today of this beauty.

Carole said...

Oh WOW!! Stunning...love the pop of red!

Janice said...

Beautiful monochrome card, love the red on her ribbon too. Such an elegant design.
Janice x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

So pretty Kat! I love these more Edwardian themed characters, so so lovely. Love the monochrome approach, it looks amazing with just those subtle pops of red, you pulled that off a treat! I LOVE the subtle finishes, so to me the paler holly is perfect and I agree, it doesn't take over, just adds that little something extra. So gorgeous hun. Big hugs, Wends xoxo (Glad you had a gorgeous day at your friend's wedding too)