Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fairy Christmas...a color challenge


With only 35 days left until Christmas, I've really got to get cracking on my holiday cards. I get tired of using red and green on all my cards, so when I saw this weeks Digital Tuesday Challenge was to make a card using white, purple and silver (or gold), I thought it would be perfect for a non-traditional card.

My sister-in-law loves snowglobes, so I knew Christmas Fairy Holly by Mo's Digital Pencil would be perfect for a card for her family this year. Isn't she sweet?

Holly was colored with copic markers, and then I went over her wings and the bells on her sash with a Sakura Stardust pen for a bit of sparkle and silvery sheen. I dotted a bit more on the ruffle of her skirt for a little more oompfh.

For my snowflake accent, I punch 2 snowflakes out of vellum. I used my V95 copic to color the largest snowflake to make it stand out against the white background, and then covered both snowflakes with Twinklets (are you sick of hearing about them yet? LOL!). I just love how they sparkle!

Copics used:


Candy said...

I adore this image of MO's. I have it and many others I am dieing to make into cards and gifts.
Your card is wonderful and very special! LOVE IT!
Hugs, Candy

Anjou Krelovich said...

Wow! Just gorgeous! Love the image and it looks so good it these soft shimmery colors. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Digital Tuesday Challenge this week. Many hugs, Anjou

margie c said...

Your card is stunning, Melissa! You did a wonderful coloring job! and these snowflakes are gorgeous!
TFS :*)
~ margie

Shazza said...

this is stunning

Ellie said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the elegant look. Thank you so much for joining us at digital tuesday.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh you've coloured her so beautifully Melissa.............Just gorgeous! I have this image and still have yet to take it out to play,..........

Trish Miles said...

wow this card is absolutely beautiful, such a sweet image and the colours you chose really suit the image.

Maria Matter said...

this is gorgeous Melissa! I love your coloring and design!!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Digital Tuesday!!!
Blessings, Maria

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