Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cardinal

Time for another great color challenge at CR84FN. This weeks colors are Red, Brown and Kraft. I find it amazing that some colors are so easy for me to design a card around and others are a real challenge. These colors really challenged me! Grrrr.




I don't generally stamp on Kraft cardstock, but I thought I would give it a try. The image was stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Prisma colored pencils and then blended with Gamsol. The stamp is from Rubber Cottage, it is called 'Winter Mailbox Scene'.  A white Prisma pencil was used to create the faux snow. (I hope all our snow is 'faux' snow this winter)   :~) Red stickles were added for a touch of 'bling'. The sentiment is from a HOTP set of Christmas stamps.


This is the delightful inspirational photo. Please read the quote from the very talented Steve Jobs.



Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

10 comments:

Debgem said...

Marie - this is a lovely Christmas card - the Cardinal in the tree is so festive. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN! x

Cheryl said...

I love this color combo, too! Your card is gorgeous!!! A lovely image and you've colored it so beautifully. This is only the 2nd time I've seen stamping on kraft, and now I KNOW I'm going to have to try it. So glad you joined us at CR84FN this week!

Lisa said...

Hello Marie! I don't see that you had a problem with this challenge...PRETTY card :) My mom loves cardinals (well not real ones,she's not a fan of birds!)fake ones on pretty what nots!!! Splendid job on this winter scene. And I'm with you on the faux snow :)

Lisa said...

Hey...me again. How could I not be a follower??? Just fixed that my friend ~ take care.

Susie said...

Such a pretty scene you've created. Your coloring is wonderful! Hey, I'm with you on the subject of snow, too!
P.S. Thanks for the comment on my blog :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Marie, this card is so beautiful! Looks like a Winter Wonderland! Love the red Cardinal! We don't "real" ones here in Phoenix just the NFL team! :) LOL Looks like these colors were a breeze for you! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Mad for Paper said...

This is so pretty. I love the image and the Stickles berrie look great.
TFS
Ang

Theresa said...

Marie, this is gorgeous. You even color perfect with pencils. You are one amazing lady. Totally love this!!

Andrea M said...

Hey Marie! Your stamping on kraft is WONDERFUL! What an amazing, wintry scene! Love the brilliant red cardinal! Gorgeous! I hope all our snow is faux too :) Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Suzanne Russell said...

Ooh, maybe you should use kraft more often...this is gorgeous! Great coloring skills!