Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Trees and Baskets

Well we are almost done our Christmas shopping, picked up a few more things today.  I think I just have stocking stuffers to do...and my brother.  He's the hardest one to buy for and right now I haven't got a clue what to get!  ....oh but I found the CUTEST gifts for his daughter...our niece :)

I had some time before we left shopping this morning to actually participate in the Color Challenge...and I'll show you a card I finished the other day too...just some last minute Christmas cards.

It's an all SU card, I used today's color challenge colors of Mellow Moss, So Saffron and Melon Mambo.  I thought it had a pretty and fresh look....and then realized that these colors together would make great Northern Lights in the background.  We can see amazing displays of Northern Lights at times here. 

The trees are embossed, and I used the Paisley Texturz plate to created the embossing behind the trees, then colored it in swirls with chalks.  I added sparkly snow, but I'm not thrilled with how it turned out and I think I'll have be redoing that part. 

Then the other day I pulled out this very fun Vintage Picnic set from PTI and colored up a Basket of Christmas with my Copic markers. 

I also used the Giga Guide Lines to create the white "snowflakes" on the Kraft layer. I added a very wild bow :)  Felt ribbon, a button and twine. 

Now just to get all these cards in the mail!  Hope your Christmas preparations are going well!


Marisa said...

Love the dimension on the Christmas trees due to the scene you created. Love the paisley on them and the panel you mounted them on is fabulous. Great card :D The second one is darling. Like how you stamped those two white images on the kraft panel for something above the small main image. As for your brother, if all else fails, ask him if he can tell you a few things he would like/need and if that doesn't work, gift card all the way -- I live this dilemma myself LOL!

Becky said...

Gorgeous Christmas tree card,

Willy's creations said...

Great christmas cards you made!


Jerri Kay said...

Both cards are fabulous Christine! Especially love the second one. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Big Hugs, Jerri

Rose Ann said...

Both are so very beautiful, Christine!! I hope your Christmas plans are coming along nicely!! Hugs!

Renée said...

wonderful Christmas cards, Christine!