Monday, November 8, 2010

A Sweet Pea Merry Christmas

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I loved getting an extra hour of sleep yesterday, but I always hate it when it gets dark so early in the evenings now. It feels like the days go by so much faster. Anyway, I was lucky enough to get some time in the craft room over the weekend and I wanted to share my first Christmas card with you today (one down, so many to go!!! :) ).

I absolutely love this image illustrated by ching chou kuik for Sweet Pea Stamps. This particular image is called Holly Fairy and I think she is absolutely gorgeous! I truly had so much fun coloring this image. I colored the image with copics (I just love pink mixed in with traditional Christmas colors so I had to color her dress and wings pink :) ). I inked around the image very lightly with SU's Pretty in Pink ink and then added Stardust Stickles to her wings. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My design paper is from Recollections (I got it at Michael's). For some finishing touches, I added pearls, Primas, and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from Studio G. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. See you back here tomorrow :)


Cindy Haffner said...

Christine, I love you design, GORGEOUS!

Crystal said...

Oh my word Christine this is FABULOUS, LOVE LOVE your coloring of this image, what a GREAT Holiday card with this sweet pea!! LOVE THIS!

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Christine! fabby coloring, of course!!!

I am so glad cell phone and computer clocks change automatically! lol we still have a few clocks to change by hand...maybe I'll just leave them until spring, then they already be right! haha
Sorry to be MIA, I'm trying to get away from the 'puter more on the wknds and avoid it totally on Sundays! lol it's definitely a weakness!
big HUGS & blessings to you!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty Christine!! I just love your coloring of the fairy and the added flowers!! So festive!

jimlynn said...

BEAUTIFUL card for the holidays! Just lovely.

Lyn S said...

Beautiful Christmas card Christine!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Christine, Fabulous! I am falling in love with those images... will have to put my hand on one, to try coloring these beauties. You gave life to this one, your card is gorgeous. So different for expressing Christmas wishes.

Belinda said...

So sweet!

Marlene said...

Oooh...GORGEOUS card! Love how you worked her into a Christmas themed card - it looks beautiful!

Silvie Z said...

Hi Christine! What a beautiful Christmas card! Love how the DP matches the holly image! And love the pink on her dress! And those red flowers are soooo yummy!
Lovely card!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh how gorgeous beautiful work Christine!
kim x

Angela said...

This is so pretty Christine!! I love the the way you have colored her. You better get busy making Christmas cards.. I have alot made but I still need a ton more!!

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