Friday 3 November 2017

Little Tangles Challenge # 86

Hi there and welcome to another month at the Little Tangles Challenge!!! You guys totally rocked the Sketch challenge last month and this months theme is going to cause the Gallery to explode with talent, I can see it now!!

That's right, its everyone's favourite 'Colouring'!!!!! There are so many ways to colour a card these days. Copics, pencils, watercolour, distress inks etc....the possibilities are endless and I know some of our regular challenge entrants are masters of colouring, so I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!

I haven't had this happen for a while but my mojo has taken a bit of a hit lately. Everything I tried to make was a disaster and I was hoping to have some new Neat and Tangled products to use from the October release but they have been stuck in Auckland, New Zealand for over two weeks with Customs. So all a bit of a bummer. However, I took my son Max to the skatepark the other day and stamped out a whole lot of images to colour. After doing that for two hours I was ready to make a card:

I'm a bit embarassed because my colouring is no where near as good as my Little Tangles team-mates. However I recently looked back at some of my coloured cards from a few years ago and the difference is incredible (in a good way) so there is hope for me yet!!

I started by stamping out the Floral Heart and little reindeer (from Santa's Wonderland) in black on white CS. Once I had finished colouring them with pencils I fussy cut the reindeer and used the matching Floral Heart Die. The Floral Heart image is so versatile and using the red and green colours really gives it a 'christmassy' feel. I also (for the first time....) had a go at adding some white highlights on the leaves etc with a white gel pen. It really does make a difference!!

To ground the images on the card front, I used my mini-blending tool and Distress Ink 'Mowed Lawn' to colour the background. I added foam tape to the back of the heart and then doubled the foam tape for the reindeer so he sat up even higher. I wanted the colouring to be the star of the card so I simply stamped the sentiment (also from Santa's Wonderland) with black ink on the card front and added some red, green and gold sequins for shine. I also added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in White to the snowballs for a bit of shine and dimension.

You have until Thursday 30th November to link your projects to the Little Tangles challenge and definitely check out my team-mates cards on the blog,  lots of inspiration to be seen there!! I'm so excited to see all your entries, the Gallery is going to look incredible!

Take care


  1. You know, of course, that your coloring is much better than you think and the white highlights look fantastic. Love the way you made your wreath so Christmas-y and ink blended behind that adorable reindeer. So cute & festive.

  2. Sweet card Shona, love your use of the heart wreath