Thursday, 8 December 2016

Christmas Foliage

Welcome to my little corner of the internet.  Today's card came about because I got an order of Power Poppy stamps and wanted to do some coloring.


I used Cindy Lawrence's coloring of this gorgeous image as my guide and once I was finished coloring I decided on a layout, using the 200th sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch.  I was also inspired by the photo at Card Concept and cut my banners from gingham paper to match the chair in the photo.  The colors and foliage also inspired me from the photo and I'm calling this card Clean & Graphic.  The winter colors and warm feel to the Curtain Call inspiration were also reflected in my card and finally, I'm linking up to Addicted to Stamp & More's Holiday theme and the Christmas theme at AAA Cards.


Thanks for visiting.








Products used:

Stamps;  Simple Joys (Power Poppy)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Versamark
Cardstock:  White,X-Press It, Schoolhouse Red
Dies:  Pierced Circle Stax, Pierced Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, white EP

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at CAS(E) This Sketch, Curtain Call and The Card Concept.

19 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

I always feel welcome in your little corner of the internet :) Gorgeous Copic coloring on this lovely stamp, and I love your gingham banners contrasted with the dark red for your sentiment! Another stunning Christmas card!
Great job combining all these challenges, too ;)

Jen Mitchell said...

WOWWWWWWW!!!! Your coloring is superb! Absolutely gorgeous card! :)

maria f. said...

Mesmerized by your fantastic coloring. That is a great image.

Rosemary said...

beautifully and perfectly colored, karren!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Absolutely stunning! This is a beautiful image that feels so much like Christmas! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Card Concept!
Happy Holidays!
Michele

Melissa L. said...

Gorgeous coloring, Karren! Wow! Lovely. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

I Card Everyone said...

I'm so happy that you've shared this little masterpiece with us for the 200th challenge! Gorgeous coloring, Karren - always!
=]

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh Karren, this is so gorgeous. I love Marcella's images, and I have this set. Haven't gottent o it yet, but you have inspirwed me to get to it ASAP. Gogeous coloring, and I love how you placed the sentiment. Fantastic. Oh and thanks so much for linking up and playing along with us at AAA Clean & Simple Cards Challenge too!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful take on the sketch!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Great colouring! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Chrissy Larson said...

This is so cute!!!

Julie B said...

Your card design matches the sentiment perfectly.
Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

Pam Sparks said...

beautiful!

Jenny Colacicco said...

Oh my goodness this is so beautifully coloured! I live Power Poppy and you did the image total justice. Gorgeous .Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards. Jenny x

Lilian YF said...

Great coloring on a gorgeous card!
Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Karen Davis said...

Such fantastic dimensional colouring Karren. I love the straight and bias cut fishtails too. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, I agree with the others- gorgeous coloring and love those gingham banners! Perfect for our challenge and so thankful that you shared with us at The Card Concept! Hugs and have a blessed Christmas and New Year!

Lisa H. said...

what a beautiful card. Love your coloring and the touch of plaid on those banners is great! thanks for linking up to curtain call!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning Card! Your colouring is fantastic!