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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7 comments:

  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

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

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

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

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

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

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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

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