Saturday, July 10, 2010

Saturday Card Share

Good Morning everyone!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far.  Last night I spent the evening chatting with a few of the girls over at the TSG Friday Night Chat forum.  That was a lot of fun.  While I was chatting with them I made a card to participate in a few challenges.
The challenges this is for are:
Friday Sketchers - the sketch
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July
Just Magnolia - recipe 3 flowers, 2 papers, 1 ribbon

I like non-traditional colors for Christmas, so this was fun.  I was sad that my image was still too big to see a lot of the detail of the beautiful papers I used.  But I liked the overal effect, so I didn't start over.  Not to mention, when the supplies come from a kit, you don't have much room for do-overs.

This is a swatch of one of the papers - I loved this!  Pinwheel, yet sort of snowflake type flowers.  I wanted to re-create this look and with some thick vellum and a lot of trial and error, I did!

I made my own flowers.  In retrospect, I should have put glitter on them and I still might - but not for these photos.  In this photo you can also see the little white stitching I added for one of the elements in the sketch.

Card Stock:  Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Paper:  Unknown (DP), Thick Vellum (SU!)
Copics:  B00, B000, B02, BG01, BG05, E00, E02, E33, E37, E53, E57, G02, G05,
  G99, R00, R02, W-3, YG00, YG03, YG95
Tools:  Snowflake border punch (Martha Stewart), 5/8", 7/8", 1", 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, white gel pen
Embellishments:  Sugar-coated brad (Doodlebug) silver brads (Making Memories), ribbon (Offray)

I hope you enjoy my card.  Thanks for stopping by - I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.  I need to get ready for company so I am off and running a bit early.

8 Encouraging Thoughts:

Stef H said...

oh how fabulous!!! those flowers are absolutely gorgeous!!!! kudos for even trying it!!! wow!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I love this Melissa the image of Tilda with the tree and those pin-wheel flowers are gorgeous clever you I have never seen them before.
Lorraine x

Sandy said...

This is precious! I love the flowers you added for extra detail! Great card!!!

Juanita said...

Hi Melissa, sorry you had issues adding your card to Fussy and Fancy. I figured out the problem and added your card.

What a lovely Christmas card, the image and and pin wheel flowers are gorgeous.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Oh Mel! Love this card, it is so stinkin cute. I love that image and how you coloured it and matched it to those papers. I love traditional colors but you know sometimes folks can just pick the right non-traditional colors and make it scream Christmas. You have mastered this by far. Thanks for filling my day with inspiration and reminding me that I need to get started on Christmas Cards.

Anonymous said...

How fun that you got some time to chat with friends and craft, Mel -- just what you needed, I bet! Your card is so ADORABLE (and making me feel like I need to get on the ball about Christmas -- LOL!) What a fun idea to make your own vellum flowers to tie in with the paper pattern -- very clever of you! Hugs, Deedee

Susan said...

wonderful, wonderful card!! love those different flowers!


PS...where do you find your good heavy vellum?

Jane said...

Beautiful Christmas card, love the colour scheme! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane xxx

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