Monday, July 20, 2009

Christmas Challenge #26

Good Morning - are you ready for another week? I realized this weekend that there aren't too many weeks left of summer. Abby starts school around August 12th so we better take advantage of this free time while we have it!


This week on the Christmas blog we were given a sketch to use by the uber talented Maria. Here is her sketch:

and here is my card:


I kept to the sketch pretty much except for pushing the focal point to the left a little so I could add a ribbon and bow. I used the retired set of Merry Wishes paper from The Angel Company which is full of bright and wonderful designs. The image and sentiment was given to me as a RAK. I tried putting buttons around my card - my blogging buddy Tammi uses buttons all the time and I just LOVE her stuff so I had to try. What do you think?

Now my other buddy Barb, gave me a few pointers on coloring (what fun we had, huh?!?!) and I tried that on my image using pencils and OMS. Granted it's a small image and yes, I still need practice but I think her coat looks pretty good. I added Liquid Applique to her as well. Here's a close up:

Tell me what you think as I really enjoy reading all the feedback PLUS I can use all the advice I can get, LOL!
I hope you decide to play along this week! Just stop by the Christmas Blog for all the details and leave a link to your creation. While you are there be sure to check out all the other very talented design team members creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

12 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

it's fabulous! i love the non-traditional colors - and i just love TAC papers & images too!

aug. 12 for school? wow! no wonder kids can't be kids. who want's to go to school in august???? oh for the good ol' days!

hugs,

Anna said...

So cute! Love it! I love that paper line!

Tammi said...

This is CUTE! The buttons look great on there Michelle and so does your coloring! I really like that sketch, great job on it. ~Hugs

Tina said...

Michelle, this is just the cutest! I love the papers with Elzybell!!

Cathy said...

Michelle, this is so cute!! I love that little Elzybells and those colors are great!!

Hugs, Cathy

Barb said...

I still have a set of that paper that I've been hoarding... I LOVE IT :) GREAT coloring... the coat is perfect, and I love the fluffy applique trim :)

Patty Chalas said...

I really like your card very muchhhhh!!! I love the colors....

nice job!

Jodi said...

Very cute card!! Love what you did to make her clothing 3D!! She is adorable.
Hugs
Jodi =)

Maria said...

Awesome job on your card, Michelle! I love how you added the bow. . it's a great addition. Great choice of dps. . .I'm a dp freak so it really catches my eye when I see them on a card. LOL!

I think you did a fantastic job with your coloring. I love using pencils w/gamsol but it takes longer to color so I tend to use my Copics a lot! I think you did an awesome job. .love the shading and highlights! Keep up the great work!

Maria

Ann Kranitz said...

This is really adorable!!

Marcia said...

Great card and I love the Elzybells image and how you did her!

inlovestamping said...

Love your card this week! The image is super cute and the little snow dots add a sweet touch!