Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's that time of the week again!

...and where oh where does the time go! This week has just FLOWN by...but that means the weekend comes sooner! For you local Babes, I should let you know that Pickle is having their Christmas Open House on Sunday and myself and Paulineabella will be there between 1 and 3pm to chat it up, answer your questions, eat Kell's marvelous baked goods, drink up some yummy hot apple cider and demo up a storm! It is ALWAYS a fun event so hope you can stop in.

On to the reason why I am here...and that would be our Bellarific Friday Christmas/Holiday theme card challenge. Now really, it could NOT have gotten easier than that. Like make a Christmas card 6 weeks before Christmas? Who couldn't use one of those?...me, I need about 45 of them and this one is #19 I think. I got a LONG way to go! But I plan on getting 11 more done over the next three weeks and then blitz 15 of them with some simple stamping that won't involve an hour or two of colouring per card. This year my goal is to have them in the mail by December 12th! (I'll let you know how that goes, okay)


Like my last ornament card, this Stamping Bella cutsey ornament one was coloured with mostly pencils, those new Caran d'Ache, but I started with a solid base coat of copic. This is a LARGE card too, I broke from my traditional 5.5" square card and went with a 5x7 this time. Based on the oooh's and ahhh's I got from my Mom when she saw it, I think I'll be sending this one to my folks this year. The paper is Basic Grey and the image is mounted on heavy gold foil paper so it screams elegant, glitzy and glam!

All the green areas were covered in Ranger Glossy Accents and the little white 'pearls' were created with my trusty Viva Decor Pearl Pen. And of course there is glitter! No Christmas card is ever complete without glitter!

Next week our challenge will be a sketch provided by our very own Cathabella....YAY! That will surely take some stress off me because I always struggle with layouts. You also must have guessed by now that I WILL be putting this sketch to use in another Christmas card! How 'bout you do the same, you just might win some bella bucks and can get yourself an early Christmas prezzie!!!

See you all soon!

14 comments:

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

Well Linda .... you really got me on this card ... first my favourite colour is green and second...."No card is complete without glitter". You are too funny!

Cheryl said...

Linda, has anyone told you lately that you are amazing?!
I love coming here! Your cards are always incredible and incredibly inspiring!
Love the tutorials yesterday!
Thanks for all! Cheryl

Pauline said...

Linda, this is stunning! Image is colored beautifully, and the paper couldn't be more perfect for this image!

Rosanne said...

This is gorgeous!

Ebru - (April) said...

This card is truly stunning with the shimmery gold foil in the background. As always the ornaments are colored to perfection, love the green !!!

Dana White said...

Do you get tired of hearing how stunning your cards ALWAYS are?! LOVE this one (as usual) the little bits of shine really pop. Don't feel bad I only have 45 done & I need about 100.... Have fun tomorrow xo

Michele Boyer said...

Wow. Those are the prettiest balls I've ever seen. **snort** You know what I mean. (right?) They look like they're popping right off the page! (Seriously! They're gorgeous!)

Linda Carson said...

You're the only one I know who could make 3 ornaments looks so beautiful! Amazing artwork!

Jeanie said...

Oh Linda, this is SO pretty!! I wanna take a coloring lesson from you!! So when are you and Paulabella comin to Florida?? Hmmmm? Chicken

Wendy said...

I am with Michele Boyer....nice balls!!! :)

Crafty Cath said...

Stunning Babe! Now I know I got to see this in person but it sure is fabulous here too! The green and cream is a beautiful mix and only you can make it pop off the page as if they wre real ornaments! Oh and I loved the hair and pencil shading tuitorial! Even though I watched you do that in person too...I will definately refer to this again in the future! And I love having my very own Linda colored creation! Thank you Thank you Thank you! You're the best!

Mo Manning said...

Wow, Linda!!! I LOOOOOVE this card!! xoMo

Cindy Major said...

That is one incredibly elegant Holidays card!

paulatracy said...

stunning balls ya got there.

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