Monday, October 17, 2011

Traditional Christmas

This weeks challenge at the Paper Players is to make a traditional Christmas project using RED and GREEN. It is also Clean and Simple week so the "less is more" motto applies. I used a Rubber Cottage stamp on this card. I posted a card made with this stamp last week. This image was stamped on white CS and last weeks was on kraft CS. You can see the other version HERE. I love it when I can get different looks from the same stamp.



White acrylic paint was used to create the "faux" snow, then Stickles were applied to give it a little shimmer. Prisma colored pencils and Gamsol were used to color this image. Red Stickles were used for the berries. Unfortunately the photo doesn't show the depth of the snow. You can see it a little better in the next photo.


Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

10 comments:

Lisa said...

There's that sweet cardinal again Marie! Very pretty card, love how you've created the snow and the red berries look beautiful!

Lesley Croghan said...

Wow, this is stunning! I love the stickles and the elegance. Such a beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh! This is soooo beautiful! I love everything about it. I'd love to get this card for Christmas! My address is... :)
Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty...I love anything with a cardinal! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

DAWN Braun said...

that sparkly snow is divine!!! Makes me wish for colder weather and Uggs...and cardinals are such a beautiful reminder of warmth in the winter months!

Ann Schach said...

What a gorgeous image! Your coloring is perfect, with just the right touch of sparkly snow and berries! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Julie Marshall said...

This card is simply wonderful! I love all of that fabulous snow. Thanks so much for sharing with the Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie said...

Marie, this is absolutely gorgeous in every way! Love the clean design to shwcase that beautiful image perfectly. Not only is your coloring amazing but the pops of sparkle and dimension from the snow are the perfect touch. Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

Rita said...
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Rita said...

Marie, I love this! I have a bit of an obsession with cardinals. I have a bird feeder right outside my window and I love looking out to see one of them. The coloring, the snow, and the sparkle are just stunning on your card. Wow!