Wednesday, November 11, 2015

happy holly days

Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight Shaz has chosen our challenge and she would like to see "Red, White, and Blue".  Sounds fun!

Of course, I immediately thought patriotic, but then I saw the scraps of patterned paper on my table from a card I had recently made...I decided to go Christmas because aqua is blue, right?!  You bet!  I thought of my Santa Chick image (yes, I have a "thing" for chicks/birds!) and went in search of a sketch to use that would work with a smaller image.  I found the perfect sketch at Jo's Scrap Shack:

The chick is colored with pencils and her hat, the holly berry, and the ornament are accented with 3 different kinds of glitter.  I have done some simple layering with the image panel and switched placement to the opposite side so the chick wasn't looking off the edge.  The holly leaves with the sentiment were stamped on white, cut out, colored, and adhered in place.  Funny how it seemed like such a great idea until I was trying to cut those tiny leaves!  I've also added a touch of glitter to the holly berries in the sentiment.  Sadly, the photo does not capture the sparkly goodness of this card.

Image: Stampendous
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Signo Gel Pen
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, SU! Baja Breeze, PTI Pure Poppy, Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper
Embellies: Martha Stewart Glitter (Crystal Fine, Sugar Cube, Candy Apple)
Extras: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.  We do hope you will play along and show us your take on red, white, and blue!

Challenges entered:

A Gem of a Challenge: Christmas Critters
Corrosive Challenge: Add a Sentiment 
Creative Card Crew: Sprinkle (I used glitter on the hat, berries, an ornament)
Cutie Pie: Simply Cute and Christmassy
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: Anything Goes with a Twist...Something Beginning with B (berries, blue)
Glitter 'N' Sparkle: Use Some Red
Jo's Scrap Shack: Sketch
Left of Center Challenges: Things with Wings
Papertake Weekly: Christmas Critters

Thank you for stopping by!



Basslady said...

your card is so delightful, hun!

Hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and pretty Angela. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
Cathy DT Member

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Lovely cute card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's this month. Sue x

Kellie 0:) said...

Angela - love your take on the sketch. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

What a beautiful card! I love your take on the sketch and I love that adorable little image! Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us this week in our sketch Funday Friday challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack!
♥Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Lisa xx said...

Oooh this is just such a sweetie, gorgeous card!

Thank you for joining in with the Cuties Pies xx

Neva Cole said...

I am often inspired by the scraps left on my table too! Great use of the sketch and of course our color challenge!

Joyce Tompkins said...

I love your santa adorable! And your take on the challenge is perfect, just a beautiful card! Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Sarah said...

What a cute and Christmassy card. Thanks for sharing at The Cutie Pies this time and Good Luck!! Sarah :0)