Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Candy The Elf
Don't you just love candy? And since I announced the winner of my candy today, I thought it was only appropriate to share Candy the Elf with everyone. Isn't she just the cutest? She is one of my favorite Christmas images from Sassy Studio Designs. I started out making her for their recipe challenge (3 pattern papers, decorative edge, brads and of course, a SSD image!) But, I soon realized she would be perfect for a ton of challenges this week! (I love multi-tasking!)
Let me tell you about some of the details on this card that really make it fun - then we'll get on with the other challenges. I used my faithful copics to color her, but used a Martha Stewart silver glitter pen to color her dress. I love cutting out my images and popping them up from a background. I used Core'dinations card stock, run through my cuttlebug with the snowflake folder. Did you notice I ran through the black side and the pink side and lined them up so that the image continued from one color to the next? Her candy cane is nice and shiny due to a wonderful layer of Liquid Glass. My white DP had the sentiment Merry Christmas on it, but I wanted it to stand out a little more, so I framed it with a slide frame, that I hung a little white mother of pearl star charm off of (Charmed from Simon Says Stamp Challenge). The brads I used were supposed to be little white flowers, but I think they make great snow flakes. No card of mine would be finished without distressing the edges of my papers.
So, I guess I was in a rather chatty mood, but I just love all of the details on this one!
Here are my other challenges:
Sketch Saturday - sketch
The Pink Elephant - color something
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Spoon Full of Sugar - Non-traditional Christmas colors
Cuttlebug Spot - Winter/snow
Cuttlebug Challenge - glitter
Peachy Keen - polka dots, stripes, border, stamped image
Stampavie - Christmas
SophistiCat - Snowflakes and Sparkle
Quixotic Challenges - Charmed
Whew! That's a ton of challenges!