Sunday 3 September 2017

Pro-Am Showdown #12 - On the Slopes

This year, my self-imposed challenge is Pro-Am Showdown, where I take on a commercially produced card I've received (the Pro) and see if I can beat the professionals at their own game with my amateur card.

I'm going to have to step up a few notches if I'm going to meet my target of 24 over the year!

Anyway, this is the card I am using as inspiration:
the commercially-produced card that inspired me

For my amateur version I made a snowslope with some torn paper, attached it to a panel of grey card and stamped the animals in the sledge (Avery Elle) over the top. I paper-pieced the sledge, coloured the animals with alcohol markers and added some white and gold gel pens. The sentiment is from a different Avery Elle set. 

I'd like to enter:
Jingle Belles  the sentiment and sledge reminds me of the song 'Jingle Bells', although there's not even one horse pulling this vehicle. 
Shopping Our Stash  I love all the seasons tbh, but I love to make wintery Christmas cards all year long. 
Penny Black and More  get ready for Christmas 
Sparkles Christmas  animals 
Addicted to Stamps  Christmas 


Joan said...

love your little animals in the sledge, so cute !

Darnell said...

I like your amateur card way more than the pro, Marina! You can't beat critters flying downhill in a sleigh all bundled up in their scarves! What a fun challenge you've created for yourself!! Hugs, Darnell

brenda said...

Such a sweet card with all the cute animals gliding through the snow, many thanks for joining in with our 'Get ready for Christmas' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Mac Mable said...

Yours is so cute and adorable and love how you'v substituted the boy on the sledge with those adorable cuties x Love the paper piecing and how you've left some of the image grey, with the card showing through. Very contemporary x

Liz said...

Great card, Marina, cute image and I love the paper piecing. I much prefer your version than the commercial produced one. xx said...

What a fun challenge you've created for yourself Marina. I love your card, I love those cute animals in their sleigh, it makes me smile :)
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Veerle said...

Great card. Thank you for joining our challenge.
Greetings, Veerle DT-ATSC

SmilynStef said...

What a fun idea to challenge yourself ... and an adorable sleigh full of critters ... so glad you went *a caroling* with us at jingle belles.

Furrbster said...

This is great - certainly looks like such fun! I certainly prefer your version :)

Hugz Tinz

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous!! I just love that grey BG with your image ... It really looks amazing and reminds me of when we were kids and we always had snow... We would stay out with makeshift sleds till dusk, cold wet and happy!

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Christmas Animals" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh! what an adorable card! thanks for caroling along with us at JINGLE BELLES!

Lorraine said...

That certainly does look like a sledfull of fun!

susiestacey said...

A lovely card and a great take on the original.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More September challenge and good luck x Susan x

Paddington fan said...

What a great idea to challenge yourself, love your cute animal card way more then the pro version! Thank you so much for joining us over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month and I do hope we see you again soon,
Happy Crafting, Love Jacky x