Monday, December 7, 2009

Wishing you joy...with 5 challenges!!!

Have you mailed out your holiday cards yet? I am hoping to do so this week, but still need to make a few for the special people in my life. My husband's parents are heading to Texas to spend the holiday with his brother next week, so their card was first on my list.

My in-laws are very much the traditional Christmas card kind of people, so Door w/ Wreath by Mo's Digital Pencil was perfect for their card. After coloring the image with copic markers, I added Twinklets to the door frame and snow for a realistic icy snow effect, and then painted the wreath and sled with Angel Wings Shimmerz for some added sparkle. The "berries" on the wreath are dew drops and mini pearls colored with a R29 copic marker. The holly leaves are a Martha Stewart punch, and were also painted with Shimmerz (in the retired Sagebrush color), and then finished off with a bit of Twinklets. For a final bit of sparkle, I colored the door handle with a silver Spica pen.

If anyone has some tips for photographing Shimmerz, please leave me a comment. This card sparkles like crazy in real life, but I just couldn't get it to show up very well in the photograph. Probably why I usually stick to my Stickles. LOL.

I did some holiday multi-tasking, and played along with 5 challenges with this card!!! The sketch is by Sketch Saturday, I have lots of "glitz" for Stamp Something, my colors (olive, red, brown/cream) are for Color Throwdown, I've got lots of sparkle for Digital Tuesday Challenges, and finally, I used traditional Christmas colors to make a card for someone special (my in-laws) for Mo's Digital Pencil. Woo! That's a lot of challenges!

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Elaine L. said...

Great card! I love the way you've decorated the wreath. Thanks for playing along with us in Mo's challenge this week.

Ellie said...

Oh wow, Melissa, this is gorgeous. Love your coloring and the dew drops look just briliant. So happy you could join us at digital tuesday!!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

hi Melissa I was loving looking at your card and picking out all the colors. I love you pink could be on to something for all us gals who shovel snow!!!! Have a greatr day! hugs~Donna

Lisa said...

This is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's Challenge this week!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Very lovely, I particularly like the gems and dew drops as berries. Good luck and thanks for joining us at Mo's challenge blog.

broni (waterchild12) said...

Beautiful!! I just love the wreath "berrie" and those great frosted holly leaves!! Thanks for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us!

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful card.. I love this image and think it's so versatile. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Mo's challenge. Hurry back for more each week. Hugs, Peggy

Caryn said...

This is fabulous, love the wreath on the door. Thanks for joining in at Mo's this week.

Caryn xxx

Erin... said...

Beautiful!!! The wreath looks gorgeous and the snow looks ready to be shoveled! Thanks for sharing something glitzy with us at Stamp Something:)

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