Monday, March 30, 2009

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Week week 10

Once again, Maria has given us a fabulous sketch to work with this week. You'll see it just below and noticed that I played with it a wee bit. I found the Ribbon to be a bit top heavy, so I flipped it to have the ribbon on the bottom and I moved the brads to the other side.

Like Lovely as a tree, this image to me, is rather timeless. It is an image that is from the Stamp Barn in Ottawa Ontario. I coloured it in with my Copic Markers. I would list all the colours for you, but I find I just use so many on each image, sometimes up to three colours in the same value for shading, so I must say I am rather lazy about listing them. Anyway, I used my white gel pen to create a little snow................EWWWW did I say SNOW???? Please, no more snow..... I am keeping my fingers crossed that we don't get anymore anytime least not until next winter! I cuttlebugged the soft sky background layer with a snowflake template and used Night of Navy and Purely Pomegranite as complimentary colours!

I initially had no sentiment on the card as I wanted the focal point to be the image, but it seemed a little bare, so I added a SU Rub on directly onto the Pomegranite Ribbon. I wasn't sure how it would adhere, but I must say that I find that SU Rubons are just like butter and probably one of the best rubons that I have ever used.

Here's the sketch if you want to play along! Also, don't forget to follow the Link to Christmas Stamping to see all of the other faboo designs!!!

Before I go, I have a little Public Service Announcement to share

This fundraiser has been extended until this Friday April 3rd. If you can lend a hand, it would surely be appreciated. Click HERE for more information!

Also, the Amazingly Talented Mariska is hosting a challenge for Pink Cat Studio. I hope to have my card up in the next day or two! It's a prize challenge, so please click HERE for details!!!

Happy Stamping!



  1. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. WOW!! Gorgeous!
    I LOVE it!
    so elegant!
    Love the stamps!!!

  3. This is really stunning!!! I love it!! The colors are so rich and beautiful. Great!!

  4. Great colors and great coloring! Vicki, your card is beautiful! Hugs from Silke

  5. This is GORGEOUS! Have I mentioned that you do the prettiest snow scenes?!

  6. Love this weeks card! The image is so pretty and your coloring is awesome! I love the rub on you used on the ribbon. I looks fantastic! The embossed backgound layer is the perfect touch as well as your snow detail!

  7. Gorgeous Vicki!! Love the pretty ribbon with the sentiment rub-on! Your take on the sketch is perfect my friend!! TFS!

  8. Very pretty card Vicki!! I love how you have done a wonderful Christmas scene and made it come to life. It really is so pretty and so peaceful. Perfect!
    Jodi =)

  9. Gorgeous card Vicki and what a pretty little scene, Big Hugs, Nikki x

  10. Vicki! This is a work of art! Serioulsy it looks like those oil paintings you can buy! I love this scene you created and all the snow just makes it! Sorry I know that is a dirty word! I agree I think for this card the switchign of the ribbon and the brads was a great idea!


  11. Love the sentiment on the ribbon - very clever!!! The white pops very nicely against the red :)

    I see you're still doing good on those Christmas cards!


  12. omg! this is soooooo beautiful! the sketch is awesome , you did an outstanding job...the colors are gorgeous..i absolutely love this!

  13. Hey Vicki! Beautiful Christmas card as always. . .I love the scenic style of the card. . .very elegant and you are really good with that gel pen! LOL! You make the most prettiest snow!!

    What a great idea to turn the card upside down with the ribbon at the bottom. Hey no matter what orientation. . you followed the sketch so nicely.

    Sorry about all the snow on your side of the world. I hate to say this but California was in the 80s today!! Not to make you feel bad or anything like that! LOL!


  14. Vicki,

    Wowza girl this scene and the coloring you did on it out of this world!!!

    I am so in love with this card and would so adore getting it in the mail at Christmas time!!!

    Your talent never ceases to amaze me and I love all of your projects and creations!!


  15. Your Christmas cards just get better and better. You are going to be so happy when they are all done well before Christmas, while the rest of us try to hide the fact that we ran out and bought ours.

    Hey, thanks again for all your support of this fundraiser, Vicki. We really appreciate it!

    Love ya,


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