Friday, October 22, 2010

Bellarific Friday and Christmas card of the week

This was another card that came together with total ease! Of course it always helps when you have a sketch to start with! And when the sketch is nice and simple without much clutter (the way I like them!) I get to pull out some pretty paper and really use it to it's potential. When I am not coveting my basic grey 6x6 pads, I am reaching for Memory Box...this one comes from the Mistletoe collection and I am IN LOVE!

I also got to use my new Spellbinders scallopped circle which I am also loving! It was funny because this time I chose my paper before the image but I think I had it in my head that I wanted to use snowman circle for this card. There are three Winter circle images over at Stamping Bella including polar bear circle and reindeer circle and like last year, I plan on using all three of them again this year! If you want another peek...this is my polar bear circle card from last year and it is one of my all time fav cards....hmmm...gonna have to work hard on topping that one this year.

The other great thing about these circle images is that there is not a lot of colouring involved so you can whip them up rather quickly. I used copics on the snowman then coloured the entire background with G0000, then I added some jade green pencil to deepen it up just a bit. To finish it off, I added glitter...of course...and dots of cream pearl pen for the snowflakes and some light blue pearl pen for the snow on the ground which was also douced in glitter! Christmas just isn't Christmas without glitter.

Our challenge next week is a little different and Kimabella came up with a 1-2-3 idea! She is not only talented, she is pretty clever too and I CANNOT wait to see what she does with it. So here is your challenge....ONE image, TWO papers and THREE embellishments!


Dana White said...

OH I love the pearl pen- must add that to my shopping list!! LOVE this card - hope your back is feeling better!!
Have a great weekend

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Linda,I love the mage and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Crafty Cath said...

Yummy paper... and I agree, these circle images are quick and easy to color. I was pressed for time this week and I made one as well. I do love the simple winter scene they make and your pearly snowflakes are fun!

petra,s cards said...

prachtig mooie kaart!!! ben een fan van je schitterende kaarten!!!!
xx petra

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Linda. The paper is so pretty with this image. I love that scallop circle die, I think it's one of my favs.

Ebru - (April) said...

Lovely card Linda, I'm lov'in the snowman cards done by you and Pauline.

Linda Carson said...

Oh sucks I don't have this stamp so I can't channel your coloring skills! LOL Gorgeous artwork Linda!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Had to laugh at the glitter comment because YOU know I am all about glitter and yes I do go over board but oh wellll I LUV GLITTER!

My claim to fame is "no card is complete without glitter"

Cheers Brenda

Cindy H. said...

Your card is just so beautiful!! I love this dp, too, and what a coincidence, as my first 3 Christmas cards uses the same dp...and just yesterday I went and picked up my order of pearl pens - red and white. I already had the blue:) I need to practice with these as I still get a "kiss" on top. Any tips you can share? tfs

p.s. No matter how many times I visit your blog, my comment has to be submitted twice for it to go through. I always get: "There was an error processing this form. Please try again." I don't have any problems anywhere else.

Eiglas said...

Scrummy card Linda - love it!

Robin McK said...

Hey Linda!

This card is sooo beautiful! I am in love with those lacey might say I NEED them.
Beautiful colouring, and I ADORE that paper!

Tammi said...

Oh my gosh, now this is just the CUTEST most beautiful card!

paulatracy said...

Damn it...i don't know if I FREAKING have this guy!!!!


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