Sunday, November 4, 2012

Merry, Bright, Green, Pink and White

A friend of mine was supposed to come over today and make some Christmas cards. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to make it. However, just the thought of crafting got me impatient to work on some Christmas cards again. So, I sat around last night and colored up one of my adorable Sweet Pea images. This one is from the very talented Elisabeth Bell. What do you think?
I think she's so cute with her little pom poms on her tiny boots. Apparently, my cat Athena thinks she's cute, too, because she is sitting right next to the card, purring away. This might mean a few typos here and there, as she tries to get my attention so I'll put her opinions on my blog post here. Sorry about that. She's a chatty thing who likes to express herself in the loudest way possible.
Anyway, I colored this cutie with my copics, using my favorite pinks: R85, 83, 81. I used my new snow marker that I got at the stamp show a bit ago. It isn't quite as thick and puffy as liquid applique. It comes out much thinner and much faster. Thank goodness I started with the snow on the ground, not any of the smaller spots like her earmuffs! I chalked in some clouds, then added some clear glitter around the edges. I colored the holly berries and her heart locket with a red spica, then added clear glitter overtop. The large snowflake is from a pack of them that I on clearance last year at Target, with hopes that I could figure out a use for them on my cards. It's hard to tell, but the snowflake is covered in glitter. The lace is from my friend Sara's mother-in-law. The card still looked rather plain, so I tossed on some pink rhinestones and some cute little buttons. I think it's done. One more Christmas card down; I'm scared to count how many more to go!
 
This card is for the following challenges:
Oozak: winter
Elisabeth Bell's World: glimmer, shimmer and shine

14 comments:

sweetpeastamps said...

Oh my Gina, you did a fantastic job with this image. I love your color scheme. Thanks for partaking in our 'show us your blog' challenge. This card is precious.

Carla S. said...

This is adorable, Gina! Love the pink and green combo! Fab coloring of the sweet image and great details all around!

Roxann said...

Adorable, Gina! Great color combo and fabby design!
Hugz,
Roxann

Connie said...

Lovely work Gina! I really like that huge snowflake, it adds so much.
Thanks for playing "Show Us Your Blog" and good luck!
Connie

Chana said...

Beautiful Card, Gina! Your coloring is perfect and you have added so much texture. Great job!

Hugz,
Chana

Kim Kelley said...

Such a sweet card! Love the pop of colors! hugs

Love crafts forever said...

OMG! What a cutie. I love everything about your card. Thanks for playing at Sweet Pea Stamps "Show Us your Blog".
Hugs Nataliya

jennifer said...

adorable card! love it! thanks for Showing Us Your Blog!

Sara I. said...

Aww, isn't this just the cutest thing ever?? LOVE how you colored her - fantastic hair and adorable tights - I want some! Love the twine/button combos and fabulous huge snowflake. The pink bling is the perfect touch! xx

Mary Lou said...

WOWWIE Gina~~This is Beautiful!!!! What an adorable, image!! Precious and Sweet!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at EBWorld and best of luck
Hugz

Pami said...

Beautiful card! Love all the shimmer! Thanks for sharing with us at EBW this month, good luck! Pami x

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOW WOW WOW - I think I'm speechless. This is AMAZING!!! I love the gorgeous colors, and your beautiful coloring. Just Precious!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at EB Worlds Challenge this month...
Hugs,
Lynda

alethea said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! Love the colours you have used!! Your colouring is amazing!! HUgsxx

Pysselbus said...

Such a stunning card!! Love everything about it!!

Thank's for sharing it with us at EBW!

Hugs
Linda