Friday, July 30, 2010

Pastel Sleigh Ride

Santa in a pink sleigh?    I think Mrs. Claus may like it better with all the pearls, bling and snowflakes. 



I sure had fun making a Christmas card in non-holiday colors.  I used the paper-piecing technique to do the sleigh, using some of my beloved Luxury Stack designer paper from DCWV.  I hoard that stuff.  The background stripes behind the sleigh layer are also from that stack.

My challenges today:
I had a hard time with that pin challenge.  I am concerned that the recipient of this card might hurt herself with the pointy end, as it is not covered.  (Guess that's just the mom in me)

Just so you can see what a difference lighting makes when taking your photos, check out this pic I took on our front porch with the morning sun:



Sure, there was plenty of light, but it's very shadowy and washed out.  I prefer the top photo, which was taken on my kitchen floor, near a window with morning sun coming in, and the overhead kitchen lights turned on.  Those overhead lights helped cast away some shadows.

Thanks for joining me today!

Happy Stamping,
Colleen


Stamps:  Flourishes' Sleigh Ride
Ink:  Basic Black by SU (for sentiment), Memento Tuxedo Black (for images)
Paper:  Luxury Stack by DCWV, white by PTI
Punches:  snowflake by M. Stewart, scalloped border by SU
Other:  Big Shot, circle Spellbinders die, dimensionals, pearls, pin, Pretties Kit by SU (for the beads on the pin), Aleene's Tacky Glue (for the bow), retired SU ribbon, Bow Easy (bought here from Sharon Johnson's store), blue rhinestones, iridescent glitter, Zig 2-Way glue pen (for glittering)

16 comments:

Sally Atkins said...

Wow! A beautiful pink sumptious card, Colleen! I love the ribbon and pin, and the row of pink pearls on the sleigh is gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Love the sleigh - it's such a fabulous image and you have coloured and decorated it wonderfully. The snowflakes around it are the perfect touch! Great card :D

Audrey said...

What an elegant card! I love all the pink.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

SuzanneK said...

Love your work, it would be great to see you at Let's Ink It Up here

Julie said...

Very pretty! Could be for a snow princess...Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Kim said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love making non-traditional Christmas colors too. Wonderful embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Emily Keaton said...

Colleen!! This is just gorgeous!! I LOVE the pastels on this Christmas card--that looks SO cool. And, hurray--what an awesome job with the pins challenge, my friend! Yours looks spectacular:) Love the pearls and glitter, they really glam up this sleigh for Mrs. Claus. She deserves it, doesn't she? Oh, and I have to thank you for introducing me to the Tuesday Throwdown. I'd never heard of it before and had fun checking it out. I played along with my own card for today!

Have a great weekend! I hope your weather is going to be as lovely as ours is supposed to be :)

Bonnie said...

I don't know about Mrs. Claus but I sure love that pink sleigh with all those beautiful pearled snowflakes!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Colleen, what a beautiful card. I love the cute image and your papers are perfect. The bow and pin look amazing (although I always worry about pins too). Thanks for joining in with my "pastel Christmas" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x
Ps I have candy on my blog if you want to call over :)

Benzi said...

What a gorgeous, paper pieced sleigh. Love the pink. Your lighting really made a difference. Glad you showed the pics. Very interesting!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I simply LOVE pink Christmas cards! This is wonderful!!

Tammy said...

Oh my! This is just beautiful! There is so much goodness here I can't even get out all the words! I love the colors, the elegance, the ribbon, the bow, the paper piecing, the perfect glitter alignment around your circle. I agree about the pin. I have the same issues with pics! Glad I am not the only one!

Dragonlady said...

Love the pink theme here, thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, Colleen! This card is gorgeous! Nice and girly, just how I like 'em! That bow is glorious...and I'd take a pink Christmas card any day!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Colleen! Looks like a dreamy Winter Wonderland!

Betty Wright said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Colleen! Stunning coloring and beautiful detailing! Wonderful Christmas card! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

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