Thursday, January 5, 2012

Merry Monday Challenge #1


Lesley at Always Playing with Paper has started a great challenge for this year! This is the first one - she gives the sketch and we make a Christmas card each week. If I can take part most weeks, I will have a nice stash of cards ready by the end of the year! Thank you Lesley!

I have used SU Poppy Parade, Garden Green DSP and Whisper white here. The image is from Heartfelt Creations, I have coloured it with Copic Markers three times and then cut out and layered the flower. There are tiny rhinestones in the centre. The small flowers have Peach Spica on them and SU pearls in their centres. The embossed background is done with an SU embossing folder and the border is done with an SU border punch.

I have gold embossed the greetings which is a JustRite Stampers stamp and cut it out with a Spellbinders die.

10 comments:

Lesley said...

Wow Jean, this is gorgeous! Love the bright colours and the way you highlighted the flower! So happy you could join in on my challenge this week!
Hugs,
Lesley

Leigh said...

Yep, all your new toys....I can tell!!!! Mine aren't here yet. Love the card and I agree...good stash for Christmas cards 2012 AND our display!!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, your flower is stunning. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful colors and a beauty of a card! Love that gorgeous poinsettia too. So very pretty.
Lynn

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a beautiful & bright Christmas card! I love it!!! That was a brilliant idea to turn the side panel into a present - genius!!!

Christy Q said...

Jean - This is just stunning! I love that center poinsettia! The coloring is fantastic and pearls in the centers of the other flowers are superb!

Debbie Martin said...

Love your flower and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment.

Shelia said...

beautiful poinsettia!! gorgeous coloring!

Patrice said...

This is a really lovely card Jean.

LeAnne said...

Jean, this is a wonderful card...I love the little bit of dimension it has. Isn't this a great challenge that Lesley has started?