Thursday, December 22, 2011

Joyeux Noel

If you are looking for today's Play Date Cafe post, please see HERE.

This will be a short post, as I am off to see my 10 YO sing in her elementary school Christmas concert. :o)
I am playing in the Mojo Monday challenge (sketch), as well as the City Crafter challenge ('Winter White'):



And here is my creation, destined for my hubby for Christmas:


I played with a new-to-me stamp set by Verve, called Glad Tidings.  Be still, my heart!  I love the images and sentiments (19 in all).


I colored the leaves of this wreath with cool gray tones of Copic markers, then dabbed the berries with silver Liquid Pearls.  The crochet trim is from Wal-Mart.  (I just can't believe how lucky I got one day at Wal-Mart, with their affordable laces and trims!)


It's hard to capture the shimmery papers I used (retired specialty paper from Stampin' Up!), but this card looks really wintry in real life, thanks to the shimmer.

Time to run to school now.  I am not sure if this will be my last post before Christmas, so I will wish you all a Merry one now, and a Happy Hanukkah to you as well!

Colleen

Stamps:  Glad Tidings - Verve
Paper:  white - PTI; specialty designer paper - SU
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other:  crochet trim - Wal-Mart; white ribbon scrap; silver Liquid Pearls; Copic markers; Big Shot; circle and Floral Doily Motifs die cuts - Spellbinders

24 comments:

Bonnie said...

Oh, I love all that white space! So serene and beautiful or should I say handsome? Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Tenia Nelson said...

Wowzers this card is awesome!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Just gorgeous in white! beautifully done in every way! Have a wonderful holiday!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I LOVE love love white on white!!! LOVE that holly wreath--and those ribbons and lace...LOVE:) You are amazing!!

Donna Bowman said...

Such a beautiful nd peaceful card Colleen! The white is stunning!

Bev J. said...

Beautiful card-love the shimmer! Merry Christmas.

Annette said...

wow Colleen this is so beautiful... I love how you used that stamp in those great die cuts...Love this card..

Anonymous said...

This is just so pretty! I love the white on white with the silver touches. I don't think I have ever done a white on white card and the rate I am going, I probably never will! I love the lace! But, the silver touched berries on the wreath with the gray Copics are just so rich and pretty. Just love it!

Chris R. from Iowa

P.S. Happy holidaze!!!!!

Emily Keaton said...

I love all the white, Colleen! This card is so sophisticated and elegant. I can see the shimmer in your photos. Fantastic! Your DH is quite a lucky guy to be receiving this beauty. :)

Shirley said...

Wow! Colleen, you really nailed it when it comes to elegance! Love the image and that BG paper is perfect for it too!

Lisa said...

Beautiful wintery white card Colleen!

Leslie Miller said...

Hi, Colleen! I've had the best time looking through all your recent posts. Such beautiful and imaginative creations. You have a gift and I'm one of the lucky recipients every time I visit. I love this one -- white on white but with such extra pretty paper. Gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you!

Benzi said...
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Benzi said...

Your paper is gorgeous and I love your card. It is fit for a King...or hubby. :-) I bet he will love it. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Marisa said...

This is gorgeous! I love white on white and you have aced it with this beauty!! Have a blessed Christmas :)

Maria said...

So stunning, Colleen! I could stare at this elegant card forever! The background paper is gorgeous. It's so pretty all in white! I'm sure your husband will love it! Take care and Merry Christmas, hugs!

~Tammy~ said...

Another jaw dropper friend! It just oozes sophistication!

I know you were a proud mommy today!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super sweet, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Ros said...

So very gorgeous and so very elegant .. lovely to see you playing along at CCCB again ... many thanks and have a lovely Christmas

Linda R. said...

WOW!! What a beautiful card.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful! So classy and elegant! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Colleen!

ChristineCreations said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a stunning example of how white on white can be so elegant!

Pauline said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the paper, and the beautiful sentiment wreat.

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, I'm so late to the party...so sorry for that! This card is an absolute dream, Colleen...you've made that wreath sing! Marvelous use of the white with the splash of silver...totally and completely elegant!
Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and I hope that this new year brings you nothing but peace, love and maybe a bit of prosperity thrown in for good measure! ♥♥♥

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