Monday, May 18, 2009

Christmas Stampin All Yearl Long Challenge #17

Hey Friends!! It's Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge time again! We're on challenge #17 already and Debbie of The Paper Garden will be hosting the challenge every 3rd week of the month!! Whoohoo! This week's challenge is a color combo challenge! Stop by Christmas Stampin' All Year Long to check out the challenge and the fabulous cards created by the design team.

Hey, why don't you folks play this week!! We would love to see your cards!!

A few of you asked what I use to create the "white" highlights on my card. Okay. . .parts of the images on my cards that are white are just areas that I didn't color with my marker. For the cheeks and some parts of the image, I do add white dots using an opaque marker such as Sakura Gel Pen. Nothing special. . .just regular gel pen.


Anyway. . .I colored this Rachel Ann Miller image using my Copic Markers. There's nothing else to the card. . .just basically using designer paper and adding a ribbon.

I love the color combo. . .it's not traditional Christmas colors but I think they look great for Christmas. What do you think?


Hey, this evening it's the Community Scholarship Awards ceremony and my daughter was invited because she'll receive a scholarship.. Whoohoo! I'm excited. I'll be sure to take pictures. I don't know how much she'll receive but any amount is good. I'm just proud of my daughter.

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!!

Card Details:

Stamps: Rachel Ann Miller, Stampin Up
Paper: Stampin Up Groovy Guava designer paper, SU Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Copic Markers, Sakura Gel Pen
Accessories: SU Chocolate chip satin ribbon, SU Key Tag Punch, CB Embossing Powder, Stickles Glitter

33 comments:

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Lovely! I love your card! You have made these colors even lovelier together with all your layers and coloring.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

oh yeah and congrats to your daughter for winning a scholarship. Every little bit helps!

de said...

Love these colors and what a sweet image! I love that wide ribbon too... I need some of that!

Congrats to your daughter too! How wonderful?! Did she win it because of the Mother Daughter Video you all shot?! :-)

Dawn Easton said...

Maria...I LOVE this card! That image is so sweet!!! Love the colours too...so yummy together! I have a few things to catch up on but I do hope to play along if I can :)

doris said...

Maria...I LOVE this card! That image is so sweet... Wow!!

Hugs
Doris xx

Elizabeth said...

I absolutely Love-Love-Love the color scheme. I'd color all my cards that way if I could.....well, I suppose I could ! Who says hair can't be turquoise and trees can't be pink ? (Icolor outside the lines and run with scissors too) You are so amazingly talented, and I follow you by RSS every day, and go back in time for inspiration.

Tina said...

WOW - maria this is amazing. I love your card - I was not sure about this color combo for christmas but it sure ended up jiving - I like the look of all the cards so far.

inlovestamping said...

Love your card! I really like this weeks colors, so pretty Your coloing is so awesome. Sweet images.

Sankari W. said...

Simply beautiful!! LOVE that delicious ribbon on the card YUM!!! ANd your coloring is simply fantastic!!! A big congrats to your daughter on winning the scholarship! What a great achievement!!! (and thanks for the message - can't wait to talk soon!!)

Sending you big hugs!
Sankari :)

Cathy said...

Maria, Your card is beautiful as usual!! I love the image and these colors really compliment the image I think! Love it from top to bottom!! Hugs, Cathy

Smita said...

Lovely card. And I love the colors. If I get the right papers, I would love to try this combination!!

Hugs,
Smita

Cindy Haffner said...

Maria, love your card, just darling, great layers. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Marcia said...

Just Beautiful!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card hun!!! I love the ribbon, and your bow is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the colors on this and your coloring!!:)

Hope you have a very nice day!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Holly said...

oh I agree, the colors are fabulous! Christmas will be here before we know it!

Michelle said...

LOVE the colours!

Joy said...

keep up the good work for this Christmas challenge! you are so on it! love that surfer Ian! I just won it on Fun Paper Candy! can't wait till it arrives! yay! you did a great job on him surfing! can't wait to create with this one! TFS!

Danni said...

Wonderful card! Love these colors, such warm, inviting colors! Great layout to your card too!
Congrats to your daughter!

marisa said...

This is a nice card! I love the color combo, of course the image is excellent!! Congrats to your daughter! Have a great evening!

About Me.... said...

I love this!! your coloring is awesome! It is just adorable. Blessings. Renee

Sue from Oregon said...

Not your typical Christmas colors, but you have highlighted them here and made a grand card!

Islander Girl said...

Yeah I always wondered about the white parts! LOL! Thanks clarifying that! (^o^)

As usual this is another great card! Wish I was as creative as you...can't seem to go outside the colors of Christmas...I may have to try as it is a "Challenge" afterall!!!

Hope you're doing well! Did you feel the earthquake yesterday?

Aloha!
Claudette

Becky Carafa said...

What GREAT colors for a Christmas card, just fabulous!

Shelly said...

Pretty card, Maria. Such a sweet image and the sketch is so nice. And of course your coloring just makes the card like always. : )

Congrats to your daughter!!! Tell her your followers are proud of her.

Mary said...

Your card is precious. The colors are lovely together. I will pop on over and check out the Christmas stampin all year. Thanks Maria.

Mary

America said...

Fantastic creation, beautifully designed. That image is soooo sweet! I especially love that yummy yummy ribbon bow! Glad to be playing alongside inspiring you!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Congrats on your daughter's scholarship award! What a great accomplishment. You must be SUPER proud! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great holiday card Maria. Love these colors together... and the super cute image... TFS!

PATRICIA CHALAS said...

What a wonderful card Maria....I love all of your work..you are very talented!!!!

Ila said...

Your card is Totally Gorgeous!..I love the colors!!...A scholarship..now that's a job well done!!.. Congratulations to your daughter...and to you!!...Hugs, Ila

Elena said...

I am so glad for your daughter! Great news, Maria!
Your Christmas card is so precious! I really love the the layout!

Heather said...

Maria,

Thanks for sharing this card!!! I love your colors and coloring here. I do not quite know what you are doing different, but your coloring has changed in the months that I have been reading your posts, it is maybe darker or somthing I can not quite put my finger on what you are doing different, but there is somthing I have noticed. Fun that you can always change things up!!!

Heather

Cami said...

These colors go so well together and that SU! ribbon is gorgeous on this card! This is such a cute couple all ready for Xmas. Extend my congrats to your daughter on her earning that scholarship. This is well deserved for her efforts. Gotta be proud of her! Hugs, Cami

Risa said...

Your card is adorable Maria!
The colors, layout and ribbon make a beautiful card!
Congrats to your daughter as well!
hugs
Risa:)

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