Sunday, November 28, 2010

You know I can't stay away from challenge blogs...







...and I made a deliberate effort to work on cards this weekend. I finished quite a few, thank goodness. I've uploaded some of them here. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed coloring them with copics, then adding texture and visual interest with flowersoft, glossy accents, and/or stardust pens.
The fairy card is for mo's digital pencil challenge to make a card using a swirl or flourish. I had a pink stud flourish that was not shaped quite right, so I cut it up and manuevered it around to make it work. The sentiment is done in Word. I had some Making Memories metal butterflies. I cut one in half and put a wing on each side of the rose.
Then we have the ever lovely Stella. I just love Stella from bugaboo stamps. The challenge on their blog is to make a shopping themed card with black. Obviously, I didn't hit those requirements with this card. Instead, I based her after a sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. It's sketch #77. I love that blog because the sketches are always so inspiring. Anyway, the inside of the Stella card says, "Santa called. You ain't gettin' *&^$." Too funny!
Finally, an image from one of my absolute fave artists, Elisabeth Bell. The challenge over at the Belles N Whistles blog was to use bright colors for a Christmas card. This card is brighter in real life...it has several pops of orange as well as turquoise. I used ivory flowersoft on her coat and hat. The branch punch is Martha Stewart and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
These are only a few of the cards I managed to make on Saturday. I'm just excited to have my Christmas cards done. Well, I think they're done. I need to count them one more time and go over my list again. I'm being stingy this year and not sending out nearly as many cards as I used to. Bah humbug or something like that.

14 comments:

Kathie said...

Hi Gina, love your Bugaboo Image especially her boobs resting on the tabletop. Love your colour you have used and design papers. This card really puts a smile on my dial.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednsday and good luke.
Hugs
Kathie
P.S Thanks so much for all of your lovely comments on my blog.
Hugs

Brenda said...

All awesome cards. I love the Belles N Whistles card. I love the oranges, and all the flowers!! Glad you got to play this weekend!

sweetbloominscraps said...

All three Christmas cards are just wonderful! Love all the details, fluff, crystal effects and flower flair! Thanks so much for joining us at SSW!

mulberry station said...

Hi Gina, I love all of your cards...they are so cute. the Stella one really makes me smile. I get such a kick out of those images. Great take on the sketcha and coloring. Nice to have you join us again this week.
Nancy SSW

Jacki Randolph said...

Hi Gina, lovin all of your cards!! fabulous image for the SSW sketch and great papers so perfect for Stella!! Love her and the sentiment!! Thanks so much for joining us at SSW,
Hugs~
Jackie

Elaine L. said...

Nice card....love that plump fairy! Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Loving these cards! Looks like you are stocking up well with Christmas cards. Stella is a hoot - love her sparkly top! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

Sharon Basel said...

Great cards Gina! I love the Bugaboo image-makes me grin! Super combination of papers and colors this week. Thanks for joining us again at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
All the best,
Sharon
SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

A very fun batch of cards! Great job and thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

melody said...

awesome take on ssw sketch chickie..that image is rawkin kewl..and yep..lovin those boobs..too funny! fabulous cards

maddy hill said...

gorgeous cards - love the fairys star how fab is that !
love
maddy x

Arlana said...

So nice to have you join us. Thanks for the sweet comment about my sketches. Love all three of your cards. Stella is just always such a fun image. Thanks for joining us @ SSW!!!

*Vicki* said...

All of your creations are gorgeous!! I love your BnW creation!! You've done a super job with the sketch!! Thanks for joining us on the Belles 'n Whistles challenge!! HUGS

Iris said...

All cards are fab!!! Love how you interpreted our Sketch, awesoeme! Thanks for playing with us at BNW.
Hugs,
Iris