Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Snowman and a Bird

Hello Everyone!

I know you are probably surprised to see a Christmas Card today. I was actually surprised to be making one. However, I guess when you stop and think about it, it's never to early to start on them! I did this one for Saturday's OCC Challenge. The challenge was, of course, to create a Christmas Card. I also combined this challenge with yesterday's Mojo Monday sketch. I used Real Red, Celery, Bashful Blue and White for my color palette. The snowman and sentiment are from OCL "Tweet Winter Wishes" I stamped it with Memento Black ink and used B00, R24, C1 and YG03 Copic Markers to color him in. I used an Only Orange marker from SU for his carrot nose. The Snowflake ribbon is from a Christmas set I got at Michael's last year. I used Petite Scallop Nestabilities for the scallop circle behind the sentiment, which I stamped with Real Red ink. Now, I have to tell you this card was perfect until I decided that I wanted to round the top right corner of the card and my corner punch...yeah, should have LEFT it ALONE!! Other than that, I was very happy with the way this turned out.
My second card for the day is today's MMSC card. For this one I used Tangerine Tango, Saffron, Basic Grey and a piece of Coredination card stock.
I used my floral fantasy cuttlebug folder and then sanded the Coredination paper to make the white come through. I really liked the effect. I used some Weathered Wood distress ink around the edges. The image in the center is from SU's "Serene Spring" I know this set retired; but it still remains one of my favorites. I stamped it again with Memento Black ink and then used Y21, YG67, YG63,C1, C2, and C5 Copic Markers, along with a ColorBox Chalk ink to shade it in. I added the two prima flowers on the side to complete the card.
Now, I realized once it was finished that I forgot the sentiment!
Ok, that's all for me today. Hope you all have a fabulous day!


Belinda said...

Both are gorgeous cards!

pam124 said...

Hi Dori. Both of your cards are wonderful. Your take on the 2nd card for the MM sketch challenge is beautiful. I love that image for one thing and I love your color combo and flowers.!! What a great job!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and I hope you can come play next week!


Marie said...

Both of these are fab cards. Even though I'm a CTMH consultant, I LOVE that Serene Spring SS and have it myself : )
I wish I didn't wait until the last minute to make my Christmas cards...great job on yours!

Debbie said...

Your cards are very pretty. I need to start thinking about Christmas cards :)

Steph said...

Beautiful cards, love both of them. I agree it's never to early to start on xmas cards or you'll never get them done. TFS:)

Diane Gilbert said...

Your Christmas card is adorable!Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' this week!

Lovely Linda said...

HI Dori - this is just adorable - I love that image!! Gorgeous take on this weeks sketch! Both your cards are adorable - you have been a busy stamper! Love IT! week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to see you and hope to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MSC Design Team

marilynprestonn said...

Thank you Dori for stopping by my blog. I do love the Mojo monday and missed it so much.

Gotta say that I love your card too, it looks so fun and happy for Christmas.

Great sketch and you worked it beautifuly.

Happy to have you as a follower, I will be sure to come back to see more.

Jose said...

2 lovely cards, love that jolly snowman

Carol Hurlock said...

Dori, so great to see both your wonderful cards. Looks like you have been having some fun lately creating. Love that sweet little bird and butterfly image on your MMSC card. Great job with the challenge. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

tbk100601 said...

Hi Dori!! I love your card!! From the color combo to the image and the fantastic embossing!! Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We hope to see you again next week!!


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such darling cards. That snowman is just adorable. Thanks for playing Mojo!