Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Country Christmas

Well, this week Flourishes is sponsoring the Sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You...and today all the DT girls get to play with it!  You have one more day to play too....and you could win 2 Flourishes Stamp Sets!   Here's the sketch...



Despite the fact that we've been in the middle of a late summer heat wave, I've been in Christmas card mode lately. 


I wanted to put together the traditional and old-fashioned elegance of All That Glitters, with the non-traditional colors and country feel of this fantastic Basic Grey Lemonade paper.  So I watercolored the oranament, gave it some sponging and shadowing and edging to match it to the paper. 

I tried to give the embellishments that feeling of old and new as well....elegant pearls and taffeta ribbon, as well as gingham ribbon and linen thread, and faux stitching on pierced holes in the card center. 

I used the cool shape of the Labels Five Nestabilities trimmed down on both the main image and the sentiment. 

Be sure to stop by the Girls' blogs to see what the rest of the Flourishes DT has done with this great sketch!

Cindy Lawrence, Latisha Yoast, Leslie Miller, Laura Fredrickson, Stacy Morgan, Julie Koerber, Sharon Doolittle, Faith Hofrichter


Recipe:  Stamps:  All That Glitters, Rejoice;  Ink:  Stazon Black, Baja Breeze;  Paper;  Baja Breeze, Confetti Cream, Watercolor, Basic Grey Lemonade DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Five Nestabilties, Sponge, Aqua Painter, Reinkers, Kaiser Pearls, Taffeta Ribbon, Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals, Linen Thread

17 comments:

Willy's creations said...

Lovely cards you made.

Hugs,Willy

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just beautiful, Christine! Love the colors you chose! :)

nise said...

Pretty paper, clever Nestie cropping and you can never go wrong with linen thread.

Rose Ann said...

Your ornament is gorgeous, Christine...and I love all of your pretty papers as well!! Beautiful card!!

The Rubber Maid said...

How simply gorgeous and with such a unique take on a Christmas card. I love it! Pat

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so pretty and sweet. I love the ornament and how you framed the panel. Great card.

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card, Christine...such pretty colors and I love how you trimmed the die cut to the corner!!! Fabulous coloring, too!!!

NancyK said...

Who would have thought that lemonade paper would make such a stunning christmas card? Beautiful coloring on the ornament!

Renée said...

wow, what a gorgeous card!

cheryln said...

what a perfectly lovely card!!!

leenda said...

Beautifully done!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love how bright and happy it is. So, so pretty, Christine!!!

Jerri Kay said...

A gorgeous card Christine, your ornament is so beautiful!

Julie Koerber said...

This is soooo beautiful Christine! I love, love, love everything about it! Colors, papers, ribbon -- everything!

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow the patterns and colors here lend themselves to a touch of elegance and a touch of country quite well. Very pretty.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

I never would have thought of Christmas with the Lemonade papers, but this is just beautiful! Your watercolouring always amazes me...this is no exception!

Latisha said...

Gorgeous Christine, I think this is just perfect!! Your coloring is amazing, love love this card
hugs
latisha