Friday, November 13, 2009

Decorate Your Mantel

Good Morning!

Another late post but only because I'm a ditz! I didn't have it in my head that today was the day Joni was going to announce another challenge. Or maybe because this was such a challenge for me.

Head on over to Inktegrity to get all the details and score a freebie image that you'll need to get in on this challenge. But the basics are: decorate your Mantel. Joni has created the most adorable mantel for the holidays. And I've seen some new images that are coming soon that will be cute on this mantel, too. But for now, here is my card...

I colored the image with Copics and Prismacolor Markers and then had a blast with my stickles (so this fits Cute Card Thursday's challenge to use glitter) to decorate the trees and the candles. I punched out the holly leaves and berries to create the garland. I had to free-hand the bows because I couldn't find any thin red ribbon. Me! Can you believe it?! The stash of ribbon that I have and no thin red ribbon. Ack! I did use a Gingerbread couple from The Daisie Company and I still didn't get them small enough. But any smaller and I would've gone blind. I also created bricks to go under the mantel, too. The greeting is computer generated.

Well, I hope you like my card and that you'll try Joni's challenge this week! I look forward to seeing how you decorate the mantel.

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous card Mel!! I love your garland and how you drew in the top of the fireplace!! You and Joni really nailed the challenge!!

Andrea said...

its wonderful

Tammy said...

Wow Mel - This turned out fantastic!
I like what you did with the roof and the addition of the garland.

Jessica G. said...

Will you come decorate my mantel? Too cute with those tiny gingerbread people! And I love the background DP; I used the same exact paper today, too!!

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