Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Toonie Tuesday - A Cup of Christmas

....We will not forget! - Remembering November 11

Well, since my 1st sample was uploaded last night for the color challenge, this is the 2nd one :)

My challenge to myself right now is to see how many Christmas cards I can make one at a time....another challenge is to see how you can make any card a Christmas card !

I actually had the inspiration to make this card way back in summer. We were in the mountains at our friends home and I was getting a cup out of the cupboard and saw this pretty china cup with flowers trailing on it. I said hmmm...I could create that with a stamp!

So here is a unique combination of 2 Flourishes stamps, Coffee with Friends and Lilac. I stamped the cup from Coffee with Friends and the stamped the smaller magnolia over the cup as if it were part of the design. I watercolored with Reinkers and the added Lumiere over the white parts of the cup to create the feeling of it being a porcelain or china cup. Then added a lighter wash over the flowers. It's so pretty IRL!

By using the Christmas papers from SU's Holiday Treasures, and pretty accents - you give the card a very Christmas feel.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Stamps: Flourishes Coffee with Friends, Lilac Set Ink: Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Holiday Treasures, watercolor paper Accessories: Coluzzle, Reinkers, Lumiere, RH Red Taffeta Ribbon, Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, 1/2 Pearls, Hodgepodge Hardware (Pewter)


Cindy Lawrence said...

SO very pretty, Christine! I am with you the Christmas card making! I think every card from now on needs to be a Christmas card! lol

Rose Ann said...

This is beautiful, Christine! I love the layout and pearls!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Christine, this is fabulous!!!! I love the mix of stamps and papes...sooo beautiful and elegant!!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh those magnolias look so beautiful on the coffee mug! Fabulous idea... wonderful card.