On The Third Day of Christmas...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Good Morning!

I hope you all had a great weekend! We were expecting to get slammed with snow yesterday but we didn't get a single snowflake! So disappointing. The Man was looking forward to testing out the new tires on the truck too. :) Men will always be boys, right? hehe

I hope you all found some time this weekend to play with the first two sketches for The Greeting Farm's 12 Days of Christmas challenge. Today is Day 3 of the challenge and Mercy has created a great sketch for everyone! You can check out the sketch over at TGF blog.

I spent most of yesterday baking cookies, peanut brittle, etc for Syd's daycare teachers (and our stash!), but found some time afterwards to color up this cutie for today's challenge. This is Chibi Drink digi from illustrator, Jessica Hymas. She's so sweet with her big eyes and all those layers in her dress!

I kept pretty true to Mercy's sketch, except I added some scalloped borders and some buttons to fill the void in the top right hand corner. Whenever I work on a card that has multiple panels, I gravitate (a lot) towards my 6x6 collection pads because I know I'll have matching patterned papers to choose from. But sometimes dumb luck comes into play and I stumble on multiple 12x12 sheets from a collection in my stash. That happened yesterday when I didn't even realize that I had two double sided sheets of this old SEI paper. My paper collection is a mess. I used to have it all organized by company, but with all the cards I've made this year, it's just in shambles now. I think I need to take some time over the next couple of week so sort it all out. We'll see how that goes! LOL

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great day!


Supplies
Stamps: The Greeting Farm 'Chibi Drink - digi', Stamping Bella 'Bottom's Up'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Cranberry Crisp, Sahara Sand, Cool Caribbean, Morning Marigold, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty In Pink, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo'
Papers: Georgia Pacific, Bazzil Basics, PP - SEI 'Penelope's Potpourri'
Access: Ribbon, Buttons, EK Success Corner Punch, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Rangers Glossy Accents and Stickles, Sponges, Dimensionals

12 Comments:

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Great image and fab colouring! Love the colour combo and all the scallops!!

Jacilynn said...

Adorable! Great colors girl!
x

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is SOOOOO stinkin' cute, Sandra! haha LOVE your sentiment, too ;) Your coloring on Chibi drink is WONDERFUL and love the colors you used. Gorgeous card!

Cheryl Walker said...

Sandra this is toooo cute hun!!! I love the coloring and your color choices on your card!! Beautiful job!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

kadie said...

Oh I love this!! The detail in her dress is amazing and that drink looks so yummy! Pour me one of those!

RiNNE said...

this card is just beautiful! i love your coloring!

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh very cute! Love the papers!

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Danni said...

Such a pretty card! Fun!

Sew Many Cards said...

What a cute image and you did a wonderful job coloring her too. Don't you just love when the paper falls into place?!?!?!

Angela
Sew Many Cards

Jeanie said...

Ooooh, ain't she a cutie??? You blow me away with your shading with reinkers. JUST AWESOME!!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image you've used and the colouring is fabulous. Hope you have a lovely christmas and get loads of crafting goodies from santa. Hugs Michele x

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