Thursday, November 19, 2009

Had to post again...

Good Evening,

I just had to post this because I love it so much! I participated in a couple of challenges.

Sweet Sketch provided a wonderful layout for this card - it worked so perfectly!! Arlana, you are truly an inspiration to me when I create my own sketches.

The other challenge is with Pixie Dust Studio, it's their first challenge. WHOOO-HOOO!!! Kathy even gave a free digi that is big time adorable just for the occasion. And she said to add texture. So here's my take on both challenges...

I used DCWV Christmas stack decorative paper, Neenah Classic Crest, Glorious Green and Real Red card stocks. I colored the image with Copics.

Here's a close up of the image so you can see the Flower Soft (polar white) that I added to his hat and coat which is the medium of texture I chose to use. I love this stuff. I also recently watched a video on how create your own faux Flower Soft by using styrofoam balls. I'm still in the process of grating the styrofoam but so far this is proving to be a great alternative.

I hope you like my card and don't forget to visit these great sites for a bit of fun.


14 Encouraging Thoughts:

Lana said...

Hey Melissa you are the 1st to post a creation on our challenge blog and you have done a wonderful job ;0)
I also used polar white flower soft on my Santa in the same places it looks fab!
Thanks for joining us ;0)
Hugs
Lana x

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Melissa, you sure are pretty quick for coming up a card for our very first challenge. Love the fur texture, Don't you love those flowersoft?! Cute card and thank you for joining us. Hope to see you again for the next one :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Tammy said...

Melissa you rocked this!! I love the look of the flower soft. The colors you've used are fantastic too!
This is such a fun and happy card.
Thanks so much for joining us for the very first Pixie Dust Studio Challenge!!
Hugs

Jaspere said...

You did a wonderful job with this image. How you can make something this great that fast is beyond me.

mulberry station said...

HI Melissa, nice to have you join us this week. I really like your take on the sketch for SSW and What a cute Santa. I wanted to play along last week for your challenge blog but I was off to visit with Arlana and Judi. We had a great time together. I am back home and hope to get going with things again. Actually, I came home to my husband in the hospital. Anyway, We love your blog and whatever we can do to help each other that is a good thing. Have a great week.

PaperCrafty said...

This is too cute Mel!! You rocked this weeks sketch!! That Santa is too cute. Thanks for joining us at SSW this week!!

Hugs~
Sheri

sweetbloominscraps said...

Melissa, What a cute Santa! I love your take on the sketch. You did a wonderful job. It's so cheery and I love the fluff on your Santa. Thanks for playing SSW! I hope to make it over to your site to play one of these weeks! Your sketches have been wonderful!

Kathy said...

Melissa,
Your Santa is delightful! I am so happy you are playing with the Pixies!! Hugs

Donna said...

Super sweet card Melissa and a fab choice of papers and colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at SSW this week :) Donna x

Rose said...

Wonderful card Melissa! Love how you used the shredded styrofoam, great technique! Thanks for joining us at SSW!

Lisa Foster said...

This is super adorable! You did an outstanding job! Thanks for playing along with us at Pixie Dust Studio!
Hugs,
Lisa

Teri said...

Lovely card!
Great take on the sketch this week.
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Teri x

Jeannie said...

What an adorable Santa!
Great job and thanks for joining us this week at SSW!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Suzie said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust. Suzie x