Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pink & Blue & Green Challenge!!

Hi again friends...it's time for another fabby challenge at the brand new and incredibly FUN Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!! I swear, Christmas is just around the corner and I haven't even STARTED shopping yet! I've been soooo busy crafting and coloring and having fun!! hehehe!! But, the good news is, I'm making lots and lots of Christmas & Holiday cards!!

So this month's "Color Challenge" at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog comes to us from our very own, uber talented, DT sistah, Chrissy Le. Our color challenge is to use pink & blue & green...are you kidding me? One of my fave color combos!! YAY!

Here's a cute pic to give you a little inspiration...but, go crazy...just be sure you have pink, blue, and green on your card...and, most importantly, at least ONE Magnolia image, which are available from our very own sweet Diana Crick at her Magnolia-licious online store HERE!
Ooooohhh...and one lucky participant (chosen at random) will win a $25.00 gift certificate for Diana's Magnolia-licious Online Store...WOW!!!

So...here's my interpretation of this month's Color Challenge!

I inked up #3069 Reindeer Tilda and #448 Santa Bench...I tell ya, this Tilda is sooooo dang adorable!! Both stamps are available, of course, at Magnolia-licious, home of all things Magnolia...including the new Magnolia Mini's!

Here are a couple of side views so you can see how I secured the image flat against my DPs and then popped up the Marianne Design Die Cut "frame" on foam dimensionals. I rather like the effect!

And a view of the inside...there's a little pocket for a gift card or note card!

And a fun, artsy view...sans color! I was just goofing around with color saturation, etc. and got this black & white pic...so I thought I'd include it...I figured I'd call it "artsy"! LOL!! Sidebar here...I remember when we had only black & white photos and black & white TV too!! I sort of miss the b&w photos! So here's my tribute to the many shades of grey in life! :-)

My recipe:
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, & Baja Breeze (SU)
DPs: Eskimo Kisses (Basic Grey)
Dies: Marianne Designs & Magnolia Doohickey
Punches: MS lace edge, and SU circle & scallop punches
Pearls & ribbon: my stash
Glossy accents (on the antlers, leaves, & berries)
Stickles on the jingle bells around Tilda's neck, and her lace trim
And...NO flowers!! Yikes! This may be a first for me! But I really wanted to keep this card simple to showcase this darling little Tilda! Flowers would have overpowered the design, I'm afraid...so I went "sans flowers"!!!
Here are the Copics I used to color this little sweetheart:

So...there you have it...now run, don't walk, to your craftroom and start creating!! Can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge...and remember...this is supposed to be F-U-N!!! {{{Hugs}}} to all of you and thanks so much for stopping by for a visit!