Sunday, August 9, 2009

a winter themed card for Caardvarks


I made this card for the Caardvarks Hero Arts ~ Winter Wonderland challenge.

I got this lovely Christmas theme stamp from Hero Arts at the Scrapbook Expo Friday and was dying to play with it. I colored the image with Copic markers, and it took me six or seven tries to find a way of coloring the sky that I liked. It's still not perfect, but I am learning and trying to get my blending a little better.

Of course, this card started with a sketch that I drew and again it didn't work out the way I wanted it... While I was playing with the punched borders I decided to thread a string through the holes. Why not? They are there and nobody says "No! You can't do it!" This is how it turned out...

ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
patterned papers: Cosmo Cricket (Jolly by Golly)
stamp: Hero Arts
ink: Memento
markers: Copic
punch: Fiskars
string: DMC
glitters: Stickles

Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

SmilynStef said...

I think your coloring is fabulous ... and I love the string threaded through the scalloped edges.

lauren said...

oh my gosh!!! what a brilliant way to use the holes of the scalloped borders: THREAD THEM WITH STRING! that is just totally *AWESOME*!!! (i love everything about this, actually...especially the coloring of the sky!!! so THERE!!!) :)

Kathy said...

Wow Alice this card is soooooooo creative and fantastic!!!!!! I so love it!
HHH,Kathy

Kryssi said...

i think your coloring is great too! keep at it, you'll be a pro in no time. btw, i absolutely adore this card!

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