Friday, December 7, 2007

Blogger's/SCS challenge


Man have I been busy again! I have not had a moment to work on any challenges over at SCS so I decided to combine the sketch challenge for the week with the Blogger's Challenge. Here is the sketch for the SCS challenge.




And the Blogger's challenge was to use water coloring. I soooooo love this set Holy Triptych from the recently retired Holiday Mini and will be sad when Christmas card making is over. I will need to find other ways to use it. I could use the angel and the tag part but will see what I come up with later. Now on to this particular card. The base of the card is Purely Pomegranate followed by So Saffron. Next I went back to the Pomegranate and then to the Always Artichoke designer paper. Such an easy layout and does not really require or even leave room for too many extras. The focal image is embossed in black and then colored with my water color crayons and aqua painter. I finished it off with the beautiful Pomegranate satin ribbon. Hope you enjoy!

19 nice people left a comment:

Stefanie said...

Beautiful card MJ! I love this set too and will be keeping it for years to come regardless of its retirement state. ;)

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is an absolutely beautiful card. I have this set, but yet have never thought of using it in this way. Super!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Wonderful layout for your card, and great technique for that image.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!!!!

Vicki

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh this is so pretty! Love all the layers. Great coloring :D

Gerrie said...

Great card, works well w/both challenges!

Anita said...

Love what you did with this stamp! Love the layers, colors, and the great watercoloring!

Anita Van Hal
stampn@westriv.com
www.anitastamps.com

Lisa said...

This is just beautiful!

Lori said...

Beautiful! The image is a perfect fit for the layout and I love yor color choices, too.

Pat Huntoon said...

Gorgeous, Mary Jo!

Lila H said...

This is stunning! I wish now, I had gotten this set. gorgeous.

Ida said...

Lovely & Elegant. Holy Triptych has been a favorite set of mine this year for Christmas cards too. I love the sketch and the Satin ribbon adds such a rich feel to your card.

Beckie said...

This card is truly beautiful! I just got this set in the mail. You have inspired me!

Karen said...

gorgeous MJ!! truly stunning!!

Basement Stamper said...

This is gorgeous, I love that ribbon and I didn't splurge on getting any...love how it looks though.

astampingteddy said...

Oh WOW, what a beautiful card. Awesome job on the coloring! Soooo elegant...
Claudia

Lisa Bohler said...

So elegant and soft colors! Beautiful!

www.stampingwithsheryl.com said...

Very very pretty! You did a great job with the challenge!

maiahs_momma said...

Love this card, very very very beautiful, love that set...don't have it but seen people do amazing cards with it :).

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com