Wednesday, November 24, 2010

7 Kids College Fund: Non-traditional Chirstmas Colors!

Where have the days gone?? I feel like the days are hours, hours are minutes, and minutes are seconds.  Thanksgiving is tomorrow and pretty soon it's Christmas and then the year will be over!  What a year it was....

Anywho, before I get too nostalgic, I'd like to share my card with you!  This is for the new 7 Kids College Fund Challenge that was posted today.  For the next two weeks, we want you to use Non-Traditional Christmas Colors on your creations.  I hope my card counts!  I always think of Christmas colors as red and green, maybe gold, but lately, so many people have been using blue that I feel like it's becoming a norm now.

I've used another Whiff of Joy image called Henry Mouse with Christmas Bauble; he's colored with Distress Reinkers using the Small Koi Water Brush.  I adore all the Henry Mouse images! The papers I used were from the BasicGrey Olivia 6x6 Paper Pad and paired it up with lots of Prima and WOC flowers.

I put a snowflake die cut behind the flower on the top left, but you can't really see it.  I put some glitter using my Clear Atyou Spica Glitter Pen from Copics (can't see this so well in the picture either) on the snowflake on the bauble and used Stickles on Henry's hat.  I layered the Large Circle Nestabilities die cut on top of the Labels Three die cut.  I've been wanting the Labels Three Nestabilities set for a while now and I finally caved in after seeing so many wonderful creations of people layering it with the circle die cuts.

The highlight lines were made using Inkssentials Opaque White Pen. I'm STILL trying to figure out where to put these darn lines.  The border die is Marianne D. and the die cut leaves are from the Shapeabilities Assorted Leaves set.

Stamps: Whiff of Joy Henry Mouse with Christmas Bauble
Paper: BasicGrey Olivia 6x6 Paper Pad
Accessories: Prima and WOC flowers, Clear Atyou Spica Glitter Pen from Copics, Stickles, Inkssentials Opaque White Pen 
Tools:   Cuttlebug, Large Circle Nestabilities, Labels Three Nestabilities, Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper CutterATG adhesive gun, Marianne Designs dies, Shapeabilities Create a Flake, Shapeabilities Assorted Leaves

This card is for the following challenges:
  1. Lots to Do - Favorite Technique - Watercoloring!
  2. Creative Inspirations -  Christmassy/Winter
  3. A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything Goes
  4. Everybody Art - Use Shapes
  5. Papertake Weekly - Cut it Out - snowflake and border die cut
  6. Anything Goes -  Let it Snow - Snowflake die cut (under flower) and snowflake on bauble
  7. ABC Challenge - Ice and Snow - Snowflake die cut (under flower) and snowflake on bauble
  8. Crafty Creations - Christmas
  9. Little Red Wagon - BasicGrey
  10. Simon Says - Let it Snow - Snowflake die cut (under flower) and snowflake on bauble
  11. The Creative Cottage - Non-traditional Christmas
  12. Fab 'n' Funky - Going with the flow
  13. Crafts and Me - Christmas


Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card, love the colouring
and gorgeous design, with perfect details.

Hugs Linda

Crystal said...

Great card, I love the die cut leaves & the colouring on your image is fantastic. Great DP too :)

Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely! Henry never looked so good!

Kylie said...

This is so cute Ann! I love it all :)

crafty creations said...

beautifully designed card so perfectly put together - Have a great Thanksgiving

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. Nice stamp en lovely colors.

Hugs Astrid.

Clare Brown said...

such a cute little mouse and i just love those papers.
goodluck at abc challenges this week

clare x

Craftyanny said...

A lovely card, thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage, good luck
Anne x

Riet said...

So wonderful card Ann,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.x

Vanja said...

Stunning card, Ann! fantastic colouring.
hugs, Vanja

acreativeneed said...

This is absolutely delightful Ann!! Love the sketch and fabulous details!! I'm so happy you played with us this week at Crafty Creations!!
smiles, Deena

acreativeneed said...

This is absolutely delightful Ann!! Love the sketch and fabulous details!! I'm so happy you played with us this week at Crafty Creations!!
smiles, Deena

Shelly said...

Ahh really cute... I love your mix of papers! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, hugs Shelly x

Teresa said...

Hello Ann,
A really beautiful card I love all the embellishments thank you for joining crafts and me this week.
Teresa x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and so cute.

Zoechaos said...

You always make beautiful cards so exciting with all the layers the colours here are great and the perfectly coloured image magical. thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do. xx Zoe

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful christmas card !!
thank you for joining EAC this week.
hugs tina46

Pattie said...

Gorgeous card Ann! Super cute image and beautiful embellishments! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Inspirations blog challenge!

Suzanne said...

A beautiful card. Gorgeous embellies. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week x

Rosanne said...

So sweet! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Sharon Caudle said...

Your work is always amazing! Beautiful coloring and Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again next week!
hugs, Sharon

Lindsey said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

Deanna said...

Wow the details!
Thanks for playing!
Dee - LRW DT

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous card.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and me.
Trish (-: