Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Christmas friends

I made it to the half-way point with my Christmas cards and had to switch gears... it absolutely kills me to make the same card over and over - all the while, other ideas are cropping up with no place to go...!

I don't frequently mix stamps from companies any more... I guess that's force of habit from doing design work for specific companies - but these stamps all worked so well together, well... here you have it. The caroling girls are from Flower Soft - I stamped and masked them then stamped over the image lightly with the Music and Craquelure Cover-a-Card stamps (Impression Obsession), and sponged the edges. The sentiment is from smARTworks. The image is watercolored with reinkers, then shaded with Derwent watercolor pencils. I love using dark browns for shading...

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Flower Soft - Kid Stuff
Crazy 4 Challenges - make a square card
Wags & Whiskers - Sisters or Friendship
Charizma Challenges - With Love at Christmas
Everybody Art Challenge - Untraditional Christmas

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  1. Such a gorgeous card Dina. Love the colouring of the sweet image and the design also. Thanks for joining us this week at WnW. Hugs Michele x

  2. Oh gorgeous card, beautiful details and adorable image.

  3. Adorable! Thanks for joining us at WnW this week.
    Hugs Mariska

  4. Fabulouss card, Dina! The image is so sweet and pairs perfectly with the sentiment. I love the way you colored it with reinkers!

  5. Charming, charming, charming, and your coloring is superb!

  6. a great christmas creation! thanks for joining in the challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

  7. Just beautiful Dina!!! Thank you for the inspiration and sharing the way you do!!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  8. Oh absolutely gorgeous. Love your coloring. Someday maybe I'll get just half of good as you!

  9. this is sooo sweet :0)..thanks so much for sharing it with us at WNW this week...Hugs Debs