Monday, June 22, 2009

Christmas Challenge #22

Good Morning - are you ready for the week? Mine is going to be very busy!! Between swim lessons, a FUNShop and seminar it will be one crazy week!! I'm already starting to feel a little frazzled and the week just started! I mean I need to finish trades, figure out what I'm going to wear (which also means doing laundry), along with many other day to day duties...can anyone give me more time?! I'm sure we could all use some more time...

Moving on :o) I was so glad that the challenge Maria issued this week was an open one. Anything goes. Just create. Sometimes that's good. It helps you feel refresh and takes some pressure off. Don't get me wrong - I love a challenge and a sketch as much as anyone but sometimes I need a break. KWIM?

This week I made a card using a retired stamp from The Angel Company. I stamped and embossed it on glossy cardstock and then colored it in with Tombow markers. I then cut out the image.

If you notice there is no pattern paper on this card (SHOCKER!). I used Curls n Swirls stamp set (again from The Angel Company) to make my own subtle background paper using VersaMark Ink. Hopefully you can see that better in this next picture.

So what do you think? Have you started making your holiday cards yet? Be sure to stop by the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Blog and check out what the other DT members came up with this week. Should be fun since it was an open challenge! Why not play along? Leave a comment on the blog with a link to your creation and we'll check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tina said...

So striking and pretty. Love it.

Stef H said...

this is beautiful and sure makes me want to start thinking xmas cards here. love that flower.


Maria said...

Awesome card, Michelle! Yes, it is good to have a break once in a while and this challenge is perfect for a busy person like you! LOL!

Love your card. . .the poinsettia image is beautiful . .lovely job with your coloring. Great job not using a dp too. . .I sometimes like to do that. . skip the dp and see what I can come up with. Keep up the great work on the blog!!


Anna said...

So pretty, Michelle! Sounds like a busy week for you! Just think, you'll be seeing the new catty soon! Make sure you check out my blog today. I got a bunch, big ole bag of TAC stamps up for grabs! Make sure you enter!

Marcia said...

This is a great card!

Christine said...

Beautiful card!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Michelle!!!! Love your poinsettia!! Hope all is well!

Unknown said...

Very pretty!

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, I do love poinsettias. Off for a wee looksie.
Nicola -x-

Tammi said...

Gorgeous, the flower is striking! Your getting lots of Christmas cards done, woohoo!