Friday, November 11, 2011

Uptown Girl Christmas Tree


It's 11/11/11 today, how cool is that? Annnnd you still have the day to comment on my Blog giveaway here....I'll be announcing a winner on Saturday so I hope you find time to leave a comment.

Now, we're celebrating the upcoming Holidays in Bellaland today. For me that means time to get another Christmas card done. Woo Hoo - that's three done this week! I could not wait to get my hands on the new Uptown Holiday images. As soon as my last order arrived on my doorstep I dug Uptown Girl Christmas Tree out. Lindabella gave us a fabulous sneak peak of this and it totally inspired me.

Armed with the Sweet Sunday Sketch from this week and My Mind's Eye holiday paper I started to create. I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella's Bestest white paper. I know it looks more like ivory but that's because I added Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen all around the edges. There is also Pale Sage prismacolor pencil blended with gamsol directly surrounding the boughs of the branches but it blends in with all the shading. Most of the coloring was done with copics and then I applied lots of glitter. The string of lights also is highlighted with Sakura Gel pen in red and then topped with lots of glitter. I even sparkled the heck out of the presents under the tree.

The sentiment comes with the image so I decided to stamp it to look like a tag on a present and tucked it neatly under the red seam binding bow. Voila! Must say that I enjoyed making this card. Hope you likey!

Wanna play along with us again next week? Well we're making it easy for you and giving you another great sketch to get you started. Seems that alot of you would prefer to have this part of our challenge decided for you so you're in luck! This is once again from Ebrubella.


Can't wait to see your creations. Now head on over to the Bella blog to see the rest of the inspiration.

Enjoy your weekend. And it's Veterans Day in the US so here's a great big thank you for all they did to make our life better.

Cath

10 comments:

Pauline said...

ACK!!! this is simple Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! Love your colouring, papers and layout. I think I need to CASE this!! have a wonderful weekend Cath!

Ebru Vatansever said...

OMG girl, this card is phenomenal The tree looks like it is really lit up with all the glitter you put on it !! And your colouring is gorgus!!

Olga V. said...

Cath, this card is simply gorgeousssss!!! The colour combination is absolutely stunning!!!! Love every single detail of this card!!!!

Kerri Boucher said...

Love your card very nicely done...thks for sharing

Anonymous said...

oooooh that is amazing

Regan

Dana White said...

Cath this is STUNNING!! You shading is amazing & the bits of glitter at the bottom are perfect. You've got me going with those distress inks my friend!

Tanya said...

This is so beautiful! Somehow I missed seeing it in a release??? Love the colors you used, gives it a vintagey feel=)

KyMom said...

I can only imagine how this card looks "in real life". Great job, once again!

71649b7e-116c-11e1-9f00-000bcdca4d7a said...

Love this stamp & you are just the person to give me inspiration to color my holiday cards again this year. Miss taking classes with you hope your holiday is full of blessings.

Leslie said...

WOW! is all I can say about this tree and the shading and the sponging and the sparkle...it's a WOW card for sure!!