Christmas in July!
I had originally planned a sewing challenge for this, my last week as hostess for Mo's Challenge. Then Mo drew some wonderful new Christmas images that I couldn't wait to color, so I changed the theme to Christmas in July! Besides, I think we could all use a reason to get an early start on our Christmas cards.
This sweet image is called Pammy's Stocking", and she's available at Mo's Store.
I really enjoyed coloring her in traditional holiday colors. I did make a mistake while coloring her, though. I noticed, while coloring her hair, that I had colored her head band, too.
While fixing my error, the red marker left little spots on the gold shading on the left of the image. Aaaargh! The blender ink lightened it a bit, but also smeared it. I figure there's a way to fix almost everything, so I took a red Prismacolor pencil and went over the smudge and the gold shading. I don't like it as well, but did manage to salvage the card.
Papers: SU! Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, PTI white
Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, White gel pen, Gold Spica pen, Cuttlebug with embossing folder mounting tape
Embellishments: Red pearl cabochons, Gingham ribbon, Joy charm
Baby's Christmas Quilt
I love quilts so I thought I'd make one using up my ever-growing stash of scraps. I cut 1 and 1/4" squares of mostly Basic Grey DP and glued them down on a 4 and 1/2" x 6 and 1/2" piece of vanilla CS. I left a gap just wide enough to finish off with the ribbon. To make it look even more like a quilt I 'tacked' it using a needle and red embroidery floss. I also added 'stitching' with a white gel pen. I mounted this on to a 6 and 3/4" by 4 and 3/4" piece of Real Red then onto a 5" x 7" vanilla card base. I think it would be a perfect card for a baby's first Christmas.
Images: "I Love It" from Mo Manning's Digital Pencil Too, Sentiment from SU!'s "Warm Words"
Papers: PTI Vanilla, SU!'s Real Red, Scraps of Basic Grey and SU!
Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Nesties, Mounting tape, SU! oval punch, White gel pen, Needle, Floss
Embellishments: Satin Ribbon, SU! Vintage Hardware
Isn't this the greatest image!? I just love the look on his face. I used the plaid from the new Basic Grey "Oliver" 6x6 pad as my color inspiration. I would never have put these colors together on my own, but I love the combination on this card. The tiny snowflakes are the punch-outs from the Martha Stewart Snowflake border punch.
Images: "Who, Me?" from Mo's Digital Pencil Too, Holly Sprig from DZ Doodles
Papers: SU! Blue Bayou, Riding Hood Red, and Whisper White, Basic Grey "Oliver" DP
Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Cuttlebug with Embossing folder, MS Snowflake punch,and Snowflake border punch, Mounting tape
Embellishments: Red pearl cabochons, Rhinestone brads, Ice Stickles glitter
We'd love to see your Christmas cards using Mo's images!
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