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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Cards for Multiple Challenges


Hello everyone!! The Color Challenge on Splitcoast today was hosted by Betty (gbedwright) and her colors were Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, and Neutrals of choice. These are perfect colors for a Christmas card!!
I stamped the Red Lead Paperworks image with Chocolate chip onto vanilla cs and colored it with a combo of copics, chalk, and markers. The chipboard frame from the same company was colored with a Real Red marker and sanded for a little texture. In the picture it looks like velvet!!! It was layered on the wood flourishes and silk May Arts Ribbon and gold pearls finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Red Lead Paperworks
Paper: Real Red, Vanilla, Basic Grey dp
Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Always Artichokle, Real Red
Accessories: Gold Pearls, Chipboard Frame, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Chalks, Copics, Sewing Machine

I worked on this 4 challenge card for over 2 hours this afternoon!! I kept forgetting what the challenge requirements were and had to redo a few things...hope I got it right!!!
This is for Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday challenge. Mairlynn picked out a beautiful cardinal teapot for us to find inspiration from. She also wanted us to create something we were thankful for...I am thankful for the reason we celebrate Christmas and for all God's creations. This is also for the DDC challenge hosted the Sweet Miss Anne (Itsapassion) to use a button and plaid on our card.
I used the Moonlight Madness sketch and also made a masterboard of the plaid background as required by the Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential challenge. The Rubbernecker Christmas Tree and Cardinal images were colored with copics and a Martha Stewart punch was used for the ferns. The Prima poinsettia and ribbon with twine finished it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Black, White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cool Caribbean
Accessories: Ribbon, MS Fern Punch, Button, Twine, Copics, Dimensionals, Prima Poinsettia
Thanks for visiting today....have a good one!!!


29 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the big elegant bow on the first one, and your coloring/shading on that tree in the second is FAAAAAAABO!! :)

Crystal said...

WOWZA Joan these are AWESOME!!!!!! I just love these Holiday creations Girl!! Beautiful work!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous cards, especially the first one.

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are fabulous.....especially like the look of innocence on those sweet kiddos

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Joan!! Some really gorgeous cards hun!! I love the flourish and image design on that top one!! HUGS

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Joan - so nice to see you play along with the MMSC this week! Your card is adorable - love that tree and you colouring. Both cards are stunning - those children are gorgeous on your first card too! You are one talented cardmaker Joan! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week We would love to see you again next week - it is always lovely to see you!
Linda MMSC Design Team

Phyllis said...

Joan, both of your cards are wonderful. Love that big shiny bow!! Your tree and children are colored beautifully. The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing with us this week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow Joan... so many challenges and such a lovely card. Well done. Thanks so much for joining us this week at MMSC!
Please stop by my blog and sign up for my holiday blog candy giveaway!
Denise
Midnight Madness Design Team

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Joan, these are wonderful! I love them both. Thanks so much for joining us this week. :)
Michelle MMDT

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Look at you with not one, but TWO amazing cards! I ADORE both of these Joan! The wood flourishes on that top card are SO cool and I LOVE the image and colors on the 2nd one!!!

Connie M. said...

What wonderful Christmas cards, Joan!!! Love the huge stunning bow on the first, and the wonderful colors on the second!!

Tricia said...

I was sure that was velvet!! Beautiful job on both cards!

Kittie said...

Both cards are wonderful, Joan but I especially love the vintage feel of the ones with thekids.

Jerri Kay said...

Gorgeous cards Joan! I love the second card with the bird, tree and poinsettia, so festive!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wow, Joan! 2 gorgeous cards! I love the framed image with the golden swirls on the first one and the 2nd one is super fun and cheerful!! Love them both!!

Fern said...

Joan, both of these are just beautiful.. On the first one ~ Love the little Carolers and that bow is gorgeous. The second one is soo cute and festive, love the branches under the little cardinal and poinsettia.. Great job on all of the sketches... Have a wonderful day!!! XXX

JulieA said...

Oh my goodness, those are so lovely! Joan, you're right, the frame totally looks like velvet in that photo. And the flourishes behind it are wonderful! Love how the children look exactly like an old drawing because of the way you colored them so expertly! Yes, to being thankful for Creation and all of it's beauty and intricacies. You've shown that so wonderfully in your layering!

Holly said...

Oooohhhh LOVE that gorgeous bow and that velvety looking frame on the first card - so vintage and pretty! That tree card is too cute! Love the red cardinal at the top!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very cute cards, Joan! :)

Rose Ann said...

Your vintage carolers are so darling (love your beautiful ribbon), and your whimsical tree is so festive (love the cardinal, poinsettia, and ferns). Both are fabulous, Joan!!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOWOWOWOOWOWWOW! What fantastic cards and I'm in awwww of that fabulous bow on the first card... and your swirls are a perfect detail! The cardinal on the 2nd card is a nice touch to a holiday card... you ROCK Joan!! :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

And you see Joan....if I had actually paid attention, I would've seen that you've played along with us at Saturday Spotlight on your second card!! :) You already know I love your work girl and I'm so thrilled that you've played along this week!! BIG HUGS

Kimberly S said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the added flourishes and bow on the first, and your coloring is simply fabulous in the second. :)

Carol said...

Joan, your cards are just gorgeous. You did a beautiful job with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I love that cardinal in the corner and your branch punch embellishments. A fun tree image as well. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week. I enjoy visiting you to see your creativity.

Carol
Midnight Madness Design Team

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

OH JOan, I just love visiting your blog. YOur creations are always such an inspiration!!! Gorgeous!! I love your take on the MMSC and the Sat. Spotlight masterboard challenge. Awesome holiday creations!!
hugs,
Chris

Jessica G. said...

Fun plaid background for this whimsical tree image! Thanks for playing in this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wonderful cards! That tree is adorable.

Candy said...

Both are beautiful Joan!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

These cards are cute & delight. Love the coloring & the image for the layout designs!
Hugs,
Cabio