Friday, May 28, 2010

It's never too early to start working on Christmas cards!






I am a procrastinator, so perhaps it is a good thing that Flourishes is sponsoring a monthly Christmas card challenge (See it's the 28th of the month, and I'm just getting my entry in for the month!) Maybe this way, I will actually have some great cards ready in time to send out for Christmas.

I used the distress crackle paint in rock candy over my angel image that was colored with copics. After my crackle was dry, I rubbed distress inks over it, to really give it an antique patina.

So, is it too early to start wishing you a Merry Christmas?

Challenges:
Flourishes - sketch
Incy Wincy - button up
ABC - "V" vintage
Creative Inspirations - Distressed
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Distressed
Simon Says - Blue, green, brown
Charisma Cardz - Going Round in Circles
Colour Create - soft green, light aqua
Create 4 Fun - vintage
C.R.A.F.T. - blue and green
Opus Gluei - Seasonal Icons
Delightful Sketches - texture

17 comments:

peggysue said...

I really like the look of that rock candy crackle and even though we just got rid of the cold weather, I can appreciate a winter card with the heat we have today!
Thanks for participating in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week!

Cheryl said...

really love this hun its just brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

love it! that distressed crackle is stunning! the whole thing is gorgeous. remind me near xmas to give you my address and you can send this to me - lol! just kidding.

Chat Noir said...

Beautiful angel. Love the calm colours you've chosen... good luck making lots more before December!!

Farm Girl said...

WOW! Just gorgeous.....Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches

Karen said...

Ooooh very nice! Tanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.
xx

Aunty Sue said...

Just beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative inspirations.

Lorraine A said...

beautiful card :-)the angel image is gorgeous and the papers and embellies are fab ,,, the ribbon is lovely :-)

thanks for joining in the Simon Says Stamp challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x

Randi said...

My what a beautiful card! I love the crackle finish and the lively colors. Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC.

Mephisto said...

Wow,
thats a lovely card.
Thanks for joining in the SSC this week.

Domi

Rosemary said...

Three entries for the challenge at Opus Gluei? Oh my goodness, I love it! I too have big thoughts of handmade Christmas cards and never seem to get them done, this is lovely. That angel is beautifully done, the distressing and the patina it gives is grand. Thank you so much for loving this challenge, glad you played along with us!

Allison said...

such a lovely card
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week
AllisonX

Jana said...

Beautiful Christmas card. At this rate you'll be ready for sending out your cards way ahead of the rush. Thanks so much for playing with us at Opus Gluei.

Eiglas said...

Lovely and unusual card Hunni!
hank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!
Hugs,
Eiglas
x

rosalien said...

Wow, Gini, you rock girl, verry beautiful card. :)) Thanks for playing with DS.

hugs, Rosalien

Lisa Foster said...

WOW Gini!!!
This is off the charts! I love it! That ribbon is divine! Thanks for joining us again at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!
Hugs,
Lisa

auntbeespickles said...

You are so right - I need to get started now so I'm not so rushed around Christmas. What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us over at Delightful Sketches. Good luck and I hope to see your creativity again!