Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mo's Challenge # 42

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. 

  Images: Pammy's Stocking from Mo's Digital Pencil, Holly Leaves and Berries from D Z Doodles
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! 
Enter Mo's Challenge this week for a chance to win one of her sweet images.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sandy Hulsart said...

My goodness, Elaine, 3 cards, what an over achiever you are! They are all fabulous, sorry I missed this challenge, I forgot about the theme change. You have been a wonderful hostess this month!

Cathy said...

Elaine, What wonderful challenges you have brought to us this week. Love them all. Three wonderful creative cards here. Love the colors and loving thought you put into each creation!!!

Candy said...

Love each of your cards!!
The little girl is wonderful and I think the shading with the pencil gives it a lot of depth. No mistake there!
The baby card is so cute and love the red tacking.
'Who Me' is absolutely wonderful!!! Love your use of the little snowflakes from the MS border punch. Great idea. Wonderful colours in that basic grey paper that you used to colour with :o)
Your work always inspires me!
Hugs, Candy

The Wired Angel said...

Fantastic cards, Elaine. No one would ever know about the headband.. you can't tell in the pic at all.

Thanks for doing such a fantastic job with our challenges this month. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the themes you put together. Peggy x

Elizabeth said...

All cards are gorgeous and lovely!! Beautiful coloring and papers.

joey said...

WOW ELaine what amazing cards!!! I dont know which to pick as a fave, I have coloured up the stocking girlie but havent done anything with her yet, fab job as always. Joey.x

Maya said...

Ohhh i love all of them!
So wonderful images, i love them!!
And you`re coloring is perfect :)
Hugs from Maya

Dawn B. said...

Oh my gosh you have been so busy...Your coloring is beautiful. All of Mo's Christmas images are wonderful. Great job...and thanks for hosting this month.