Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pastel Sleigh Ride

Although I love the outcome of this card, it was a BEAR to produce!  LOL  Took me a day and a half to iron out the details.

Last night I began thinking of ways to use this sketch from Mojo Monday -
I decided to combine it with a challenge from The Shabby Tea Room.  This is their inspiration photo:
And here is my card:

The music note background paper is Prima Madeline, the sleigh stamp is from Sleigh Ride and pine boughs from All That Glitters (Flourishes), and the sentiment is my NEW Verve set, Bright Spirits.


Last week I won a $25.00 gift certificate to the Verve store during their Release Party over at Splitcoast.  Whoo hoo!  I chose Bright Spirits because it's positively packed with sentiments and images.  And they shipped it to me lightning-fast, too.  :o)


These pretty snowflakes came in a $1.00 Scrap Bag from my Stampin' Up! demo.  I glitzed them up with SU clear glitter.

The sleigh is paper-pieced with another find from that Scrap Bag, Baja Breeze Designer Paper.  I added a dusting of glitter and a strip of pearls to the runners and a piece of lace to the side of the carriage.

I hope you enjoyed my fancy creation today.  Can you believe I've done a cute sock and a fancy sleigh in one day?  They're both so different!   I never know where my crafting hands will take me next.

Thanks for dropping by!

Colleen

Stamps:  sleigh - Sleigh Ride, pine bough - All That Glitters - both Flourishes; sentiment - Bright Spirits - Verve
Paper:  Madeline - Prima; white - PTI; Blushing Bride cardstock, Baja Breeze DSP - SU
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Mellow Moss - SU
Punch:  Lattice Edge - Martha Stewart
Other:  snowflake die cuts, clear glitter - SU; doily; lace trim - Offray; pearls




30 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This is indeed a masterpiece, Colleen! I think this is one of the prettiest Christmas cards I have ever seen. The music notes, the glitz, and those fabulous pearls! It's frameable for sure! You do have my address, don't you??? lol

Janeen said...

stunningly gorgeous. I've never seen a card of any kind that made me gasp like this! You are one talented lady.

Annette said...

wow this card is Gorgeous... LOve it..

~Tammy~ said...

Your efforts are well worth it!!!! This is beautiful!!!! I love that sleigh!!! Is it SU?

Linda Callahan said...

Ahhhh this is a "shut the front door" card! WOW!

Pauline said...

This is stunning Colleen! Love the doily, the sparkle, the pearls, the sweet sleigh, it's gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Wow...wow...wow!!! Colleen this is so dreamy. Oh goodness I love this!!! THE winner for sure!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHH! COL!!! This is so amazing-I LOVE those evergreen needles and snowflakes...LOVE your color story! BEAUTIFULLY done:) So elegant!

Debbie said...

Pure shabby, pastel LOVE, Colleen! So soft and sweet ... thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Marisa said...

Fabulously done, Colleen! A shabby chic sleigh, love it :) Great touch with the bows and snowflakes, lace and partial doily. Wonderful use of the mojo sketch!

Linda B said...

Yippeee... congratulations on the win... what a terrific prize!
Your card is just dreamy... so pale and icy and lacy... oh so lovely!
Hope you're doing well and getting back to normal!
Hugs!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Ahh, this card was worth every "bear-riddled" moment of angst! Love the outcome, the glittered snowflakes, the pearlized sleigh, the pastel colors...all sweetly beautiful! And of course, I love that sentiment! wink, wink!! :)

Lesley said...

Wow...amazing Colleen! Love the softness...

Sue Lelli said...

A day and 1/2 but oh so worth it! LOVE the sleigh with the pearls and the snowflakes! So PRETTY, Colleen!

Cindy said...

Well all of your "ironing out" paid off - this is gorgeous. That sleigh is just precious. Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room Colleen.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so beautiful! Love all the sparkle. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Emily Keaton said...

What a beauty, Colleen!

jacirascrap said...

Que cartão tão tão belo... seu trenó é fantástico!

Linda R. said...

I just adore this card.. It is beautiful..

Hugs, Linda

Michelle said...

Wow! Awesome job cutting the pine bough! Love the pretty sleigh and snowflakes!

Benzi said...

Ooh, what a beautiful sleigh, Collen. Love how you used those pearls and the pine bough is beautiful. It's all gorgeous in pastels.

Laurie said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!! I love all of the sparkle and the wintery feel! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! Your comments made me smile! :)

Patrice said...

Luscious!!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Just gorgeous Colleen!! I love that sleigh!! Fabulous!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Hugs...
Melissa

Debbie Carriere said...

Stunning!!!! Love every detail! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Beautiful card! The colors! The snowflakes! The sleigh! All so pretty!

Shirley said...

How stunning, Colleen~ I want to case it!!

Leslie Miller said...

You're simply amazing to see this gorgeous card in that sketch! So delicate and pretty. The colors are lovely and, oh my, I'm just in LOVE with it!

Barb said...

stunning!!!

E.T. said...

oh my word! gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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