Thursday, January 12, 2012

Merry Monday Challenge #2


Lesley has another great sketch for her Christmas card Merry Monday challenge #2:

I had gotten some beautiful Christmas papers last month but hadn’t had a chance to use them, so I pulled them out and went to work:


I used a combination of Marina Mist and Sahara Sand to ink my image; I tapped the stamp first in my MM pad, then lightly tapped the SS pad over top, to give it a toned-down look:


I also used Naturals Ivory cardstock to complement the vintage look of the designer papers.  Copic-colored pearls finished off my fairly CAS design! 


Some days we have a “static” problem:


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  1. This is a gorgeous card! I love the design- the large scallops at the bottom are a great base. The Marina Mist is such a great, unexpected color for it too, particularly with the pearl accents! Wonderful!

  2. LeAnne ~ I love this card....2nd week of January and you're on your way with you Christmas amaze me my friend ~ have a wonderful day and give your gorgeous Cassidy a squish for me!

  3. She's getting so pretty and beautiful !

  4. Very lovely Christmas card, LeAnne! Speaking of papers we haven't gotten to use, I realized yesterday that I should NOT buy any more patterned papers until I've put a serious dent in what I own!

    Cassidy is getting so much bigger, and of course is ever cute. :)

  5. Good morning! I was so happy to see you played along this week! Your card is wonderful as always, the soft tree image looks amazing with the two tones of ink. Today is a good day! Love that photo of static cling, sure made me laugh!

  6. she is the cutest, love those blue eyes

  7. Lov the colours you've used for your gorgeous card. I don't think I've even looked at naturals ivory since I brought it two years ago! (better get it out) The blue pearls really highlight your lovely card

  8. Pretty Pretty, and that Jingle dp is one of my favorites! Miss C sure is growing up quickly!! Love her hair too (smile)

  9. Really really PRETTY, LeAnne! I love thse colors and the way you inked the image gave it a really cool, antique look. LOVE it!! :) **hugs**

  10. your card is beautiful and so is your granddaughter!! :-)

  11. Love your way of stamping the image to give it more of a vintage look. A really lovely card! Your little granddaughter is growing up - don't we just love them!!

  12. Beautiful paper and color choices! Really cool tapping two inks together, beautiful blend with your paper. Cassidy, you hair looks like mine EVERY day in the winter! *smiles*

  13. OMG, lovely lovely card! Great sketch and you rocked it!!


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