Thursday, December 10, 2009

Soft Pencil Thursday

Wow, it's already Thursday again ~ I can't believe how fast the days go by this time of year ~ and it is time for our weekly Soft Pencil challenge.  This week we were given the image "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" to use (and I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw this adorable image) ~ is it not the cutest?!?  Then we had to pair it with our favorite Christmas color combo.  Well, I am loving the non-traditional color schemes lately, so I chose a pale blue and pale pink combo and the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses pack worked perfectly with that.   

I colored the image in with copics and then added lots of stickles to it ~ after all, you have to have glistening snow right?  The image was then cut out with my nesties, since I used the largest size to cut the image I had to free cut the outer layer, but in the end it all worked out ok.   The edge of the sentiment was colored with RV00 to add a little contrast and then the pearls were colored to match.  The snowflakes were covered in stickles and then a little rhinestone was placed in the centers.

Be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team (links on the left hand side of my blog), and see what they came up with.

Well, Winter is officially here ~ on Tuesday it started snowing, and we ended up with a lot of snow, so the kids got their first snow day yesterday and were they excited!  They had a blast playing in the snow and sledding.  I guess we should have put up the Christmas tree since we haven't gotten around to that yet, but there is always this weekend....Today we woke up to below zero temps and a wind chill of -25, which is expected to last most of the day.....

I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Clearly Inspired - Winter Theme 
Crafty Calendar - Winter Sparkle 
Crafty Cardmakers - "Alternative Christmas"  (non traditional colors)
Creative Inspirations - Non-traditional Christmas Colors 
Creatalicious - Something for Christmas with snowflakes and lots of sparkle
Cute Daisy May - "Twinkle" (stars, glitter or anything twinkly)
Digital Tuesday - Christmas Song "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" 
Friday Sketchers - sketch
Gingersnap Creations - GC33 Chestnut - Winter Wonderland 
Kaboodle Doodles - Snowflakes
Papertake - Red and Green must not be seen (although I hope my lime green Christmas tree is ok since it isn't the traditional green) 
Paper Cutz - use a hand stamped or digi Christmas image
Pile it On - "Tinsel Town" - use glitter
Simon Says Stamp - "Let it Snow" 
Stamp Something - Glitzy Somethings 
The Pink Elephant - Use your favorite Christmas Colors
Whimsy Stamps - Use Die Cuts

Thanks for looking and I hope you stay warm where you are!

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Soft Pencil (digi image); sentiment - CC Designs (Winter kit)
Ink/Coloring: Copics (E00, E01, R20, RV000, RV00, RV10, R32, R35, R37, B000, B00, B01, YG03, YG05, Y06, E31, E33, E35, E51, E53, E55, E57, N01, N1, N3, 0); Memento Tuxedo Black
aper: Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - Basic Grey (Eskimo Kisses)
Embellishments:  Ribbon (Light Pink); Self Adhesive Pearls (Michael's) - colored with RV00; Stickles (Stardust)
Tools:  Snowflake Punch (EK Success); Nesties Labels 3


Anonymous said...

Hi Jodi!!! Your images are just adorable and I love your coloring!! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamp Something and Whimsy challenges!! HUGS

Lilacanglia said...

I love soft pencil images,
and you have done this proud,
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodledoodles

mudmaven said...

Gorgeous card Jodi! I love this image too - you did a great job with it. Thanks for playing along in our Kaboodle Doodle snowflake challenge. ~chris

Anonymous said...

This is really pretty Jodi, thank you for joining us at CDM again this week
Ann x

Georgia said...

Wow! This is really gorgeous! I love these papers and the image is lovely - love the glitter! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Holly said...

Super cute card Jodi! Enjoy your snow!

iluvmybugs said...

What a pretty card...and I love the bling (gotta have bling!!!) Thanks for joining us this week at PCC!!


Linnie said...

sooo cute love it

Thankyou for coming out to play with CDM this week

POPPET said...

Gorgeous i love the sparkle too and the papers are really lush, hugs pops x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card Jodi! Love all the sparkle! Thanks for playing along at Stamp Something this week. :)

Softpencil said...

So beautiful and delicate Jodi! I love the sparkling snow and the papers and colours you used! lovely card! ;)

WOW! you´ll be entering your card on many challenges, good luck!!!

pinky said...

What a beautiful card an a totally adorable image. Love all the sparkle. Thanks for playing at cdm this week.

April said...

I too have been into non-traditional colors this year. Your card is suppppeeeerrr cute!

love to create said...

adorable card, it's so cute

Denise Clark said...

Yes, it is an adorable image! I love the colors you put together! Wonderful and creative! Your glistening snow and rooftop are perfect! Terrific card!

Lisa Atha said...

Love it! Especially the glistening effects of the stickles!


Katie Renz said...

Great job. Love all the sparkle and bling. Thanks for joining the Clearly Inspired Challenges.

Kerry said...

Wow, all those challenge in one card! You go, GIRL! I love the eskimo pad too... I kept using it. Gorgeous card, they look like they are in a snow globe.

Kristine said...

LOVE this card! :) Very cute images and that sparkle is so awesome! Great job!

Avril Ann said...

Jodi awesome images, love them, great colouring, fab card, good luck with your challenges and thanks for playing along at CDM this week. Hugs Avril xx

Linda said...

It's beautiful and I love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining in with the Kaboodledoodle challenge.

Ann said...

oh so cute - love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Pink Elephant.
Ann xxx

Stampin Mindy said...

This is adorable! I love all the sparkles! Love those papers too!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a precious card! love the use of those BG papers! thanks for playing in the Whimsy Stamps challenge! :)

Kim said...

Hi Jodi~ What an adorable card hun! I absolutely LOVE it! Hey are you in Wisconsin? We just got the same weather so I was wondering if you live my me?! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight for the Stamps and Smiles Blog Hop!
Big Hugs~ Kim

Anonymous said...

Wow you sure know how to combine so many challenges beautifully! Love the image! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatilicious...hope to see you at the next one!


coldwaters2 said...

This is just so totally adorable the design and image are perfection thank you for sharing with us at CDM this week.

Lorraine x

NGCARDS said...

Absolutely beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Leanne said...

This is really pretty, I love the colours that you have used!


Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing with us at CDM this week.

Bec said...

just adorable... Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious

Cat said...

So pretty! Love your DP and glittery snow!

Julie Riley said...

Love it its gorgeous well done Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

Iris said...

Gorgeous card, with fabby paper and a really cute image.
Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Iris and the DT

Michele Spera said...

adorable!!!! love the colors and the glisten
thanks for joining CDM this week

Anjou Krelovich said...

Just wonderful Jodi! Cute coloring! Thanks for sharing at DTC!

Vixykins said...

Oooh such pretty sparkle! Absolutely beautiful x

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers, our new challenge is up!

(I'm a bit late on my rounds due to illness of kids & self!)


Ali Manning said...

Your card is gorgeous - I love all the sparkle!!

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