Friday, November 15, 2013

Treasured Time Challenge #6 ~ Nontraditonal Christmas Colors

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am in awe of how fast these last few weeks of this year are going by! Looking back at this year it has been a wild ride with so many things happening. Hopefully it will only get better for our family!!!
Now onto my post....I am a Guest Designer for Treasured Times Challenge Blog! I could not have picked a better time. The stamp that I was given to is just so amazing and it inspired me to try some new things. The name of the stamp is called Snow Lady and the designer is Terrye French. Our challenge for this was to use Nontraditional Christmas Colors.

Ich komme kaum aus den Staunen das dieses Jahr schon fast vorbei ist! Wenn ich so ueber dieses Jahr nachdenke und zurueck schaue ging es so schnell vorbei und es sind so viele verschidene Dinge in unserer Familie passiert- aber fuers Gute. Und hoffentlich wird nur noch mehr dazu kommen. Nun gut hier ist mein Post. Ich bin heute eine Gast Designer fuer Treasured Time Challenge Blog! Und ich muss sagen das ich eine gute Zeit erwischt habe da der Stempel den ich bekommen habe so super ist. Der Name meines Stempel heisst- Snow Lady und der Designer ist Terrye French. Unser Thema fuer die naechsten zwei Wochen ist Ungewoehnliche Weihnachts Farben.

Here is a close up of the beautiful image. I used a different way to highlight my image. I first saw this done by a card designer that I have been following for some time now. Her name is Tracy or in the blogger world you will see her as Crafteezee. She makes some of the most amazing cards. So here is what I did with the background... I used 4 shades of one color, in this case I used "W" (Copics). I used the third darkest and did a small outline all around the image. Then the next shade lighter all around again, this time about twice as wide. My lightest shade came next and again I colored a larger area with the lightest. 
Each time I blended from the dark into the light. The darkest color was used last. Only a fine outline was drawn right on the edge of the image and then blended with all the other three colors. I did the last step in half an inch sections to be able to blend everything just nicely. I hope you will give this a try because it makes your image just pop of the paper!

Ok, here ist ein Bild von dem Stemple. Ich habe etwas neues ausprobiert das ich zuerst bei einer Karten Designerin der ich schon eine Weile folge. Ihr Name ist Tracey und Ihr kennt sie in der Blogger Welt als Crafteezee. Sie bastelt solch wunderschoene Karten wo ich immer nur noch staunen kann. Ok so hier ist was ich mit diesem Hintergrund gemacht habe... Ich habe 4 verschiedene Farben einer Farbfamilie genommen. Bei mir war es "W" (Copics). Ich habe mit der zweit dunkelsten Farbe angefangen um das ganze Bild einen duennen Rahmen zu malen. Meine naechst hellere Farbe habe ich dann genommen und einen breiteren Rahmen gemald. Mit der hellsten Farbe habe ich dann nochmals ganz herum gemalt. Jedes mal habe ich die Farben von dunkel nach hell gezogen und damit die Farben vermischt. Der dunkelste Ton habe ich dann in kleinen Stuecken (1 cm lang) ganz duenn direkt am Bild entlang gezogen und mit den anderen 3 Toenen wieder vermischt. Ich hoffe das Ihr dies mal probiert weil das Bild dadurch so ganz toll von dem Papier hervor gebracht wird.

Here are the colors that I used:
Hier sind die Farben die Ich benutzt habe:

Hat,Coat/ Hut,Manter: B0000, B000, B2
Scarfs,Mittens/Schaele,Handschuhe: RV000, RV00, RV04
Basket,Nest,Sign/Korb,Schild,Nest: E33, E35, E37, E39
Chick/Huhn: G000, G00
Rabbit/Hase: W00, W01, W03
Snowman/Schneeman: C00, C0, C1
Background/Hintergrund: W01, W03, W05, W07
Spicas: 09, 02, 08

Alright after all this reading onto some fun pictures of some of the details of this easel card.

Nach diesem langen "Roman" will ich Euch aber noch ein par Bilder von dieser Karte zeigen.

Ok I will try to give you a list of things I used...
Ok ich werde versuchen Euch eine Liste zugeben mit den verschiedenen Elementen die ich benutzt habe...

Spellbinders:Majestic Labels Twenty-Five, Sprigs, Layered Poinsettia
Whimsy Stamp Dies: Vines, Winter's Jewel 1, Christmas Tree, Party Times Notables 3
Whimsy Stamps: Holiday Mini Letter Seals, Holiday Notables 3
My Creative Time: Scallop & Stitched Circle
Heartfelt Creation Stamp: HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

Dream it Up: Holiday Celebrations
Hanna and Friends: Glitzer/ Glitter
Little Miss Muffet: Seeing Dots
The Sugar Bowl: Sparkle and Shine
Crafting by Design: Anything Goes
Handmade Harbour: Christmas is Coming
Crafty Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts: Make it Sparkle
Crimbo Crackers: Christmas Words 

And now it is time for you to get crafty and enter your beautiful creations to Treasured Times Challenge Blog. While you are there check out the rest of the creations from our talented Design Team.

Und jetzt ist es Zeit fuer Euch zu basteln und Eure wundeschoenen Kreationen auf den Treasured Times Challenge Blog ein zureichen. Waehrend Ihr auf dem Blog seit schaut euch doch auch die ganz tollen Kreationen des Design Team an.

Until soon, Bis Bald


  1. OMG....wonderfull

  2. Such a beautiful card! the way you have embellished is fantastic! Love the little flowers too! x

  3. This is gorgeous Nadja! I love all the wonderful layers & embellishings!

  4. a gorgeous card. Love all the layers and colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

  5. What a beautiful card. I love the snow lady image, and the detail on the card is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Handmade Harbour. I also like that I can read your blog and remind myself of the German I studied over 30 years ago!!! (I am grateful for the English translation, nowadays!)

  6. How beautiful is the lady snowman, gorgeous colors and design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls this fortnight xx

  7. The snowflakes are a wonderful take on the LMMS' dot challenge! Such a beautiful and detailed card. Thank you for joining us at LMMS!

  8. Simply stunning and beautiful card! I love all your intricate detail and it all comes together so perfectly. I also love your detailed photos and instructions. Thanks so much for joining us at Handmade Harbour!

  9. What a wonderful easel card, perfect for displaying over the holidays! Thanks for joining our Dreamweaver challenge!

  10. A truly beautiful card. Your shading is amazing. Loving this card.

    I would love to see you enter this card in the Die Cut Divas' challenge at

  11. Hi Nadja :)
    It's Mikha :D
    Just had the chance to pop on your blog, and WOW!
    This is really stunning :) :) I LOOOOVE IT!
    Btw, we picked the same blog template, hehe xx

  12. Oh My! What a beautiful, unique card. Lovely colors! Thank you for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
    Hugs, Sharon DT

  13. woooow this is gorgeous! So many fabulous details to check out. Love the different shape you have used for this easel card.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 450 followers come and join in

  14. Gorgeous card, love the flowers.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Knockouts for our 'Make it sparkle' challenge.

    Hugs Helen xx

  15. WOW! Fantastic card and thanks for the tutorial.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments

  16. What a wonderful snow-woman vignette you have created here, thank you for joining our holiday celebrations challenge this month.