Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Guest Designer Challenge

Happy Wednesday!

I want to share the card I made for the challenge Katharina has on her blog. She has started up a new stamp company, Whiff of Joy, and she's looking for guest designers. She has a really fun sketch as part of the challenge, so I had to give it a try. I'd also like to wish her luck in this new venture! Katharina is super talented and her stamps are very sweet. She is currently taking pre-orders!

This is not the card I intending to make. I started out wanting to use the new In Colors from Stampin' Up!, but then I found this image is my stash from my good friend Jo. So I thought, how about another Christmas in July card!

I colored this image using watercolor wonder crayons and an aquapainter. I added some crystal effects and glitter to make the "fuzzy" ruffles on his coat, hat, and pants. The "snow" on the tree has been done with a white gel pen. This photo shows these details.

The color combo here is Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke. I used the Snowflake Spot stamp set to create the snowflake background on the artichoke piece. Then used the Swiss Dots embossing folder on the Burgundy piece for some texture. The ribbons are Artichoke organdy and Burgundy grosgrain. The sentiment is from Short and Sweet and framed with a piece of Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware and brads.

Thanks for taking a look at my entry for Katharina's design call. I hope you'll drop in on her new shop, Whiff of Joy! Happy stamping!! :)


Lauren said...

Fun Christmas card. Love the sparkle on Santa.

Cassie said...

Love the way you used the Hardware!

Diane said...

Oh Denise,this is gorgeous! Love the fuzzy on the coat and the glitter and the colors and the image,wow it's a beautiful card.
Hope you get picked for the design team,Good Luck!!!!

Katharina Frei said...

A brilliant card Denise!! Love the crystal effects with glitter for the effects!! and the design is really beautiful!

Emily said...

Denise, this is gorgeous!! The sparkles look fabulous! I love it! TFS!

Lynn said...

I LOVE this! That little santa is the cutest! Love all the the texture on his coat trim.

Jo said...

Gorgeous card Denise and you've done a wonderful job with Santa!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER Denise!! This is totally amazing!! I LOOOVE this Santa image with the sparkles on his fur trim!! Darling!!