Thursday, December 2, 2010

Stampin'B's Color Challenge

Emily gave the Stampin'B's quite a challenge this week -- make a card using purple and turquoise, but also include something shiny or sparkly.

So I tackled this challenge head-on. The card base is purple and the nutcracker's jacket is turquoise. I love this nutcracker from one of Mark's Finest Papers' Christmas sets -- Christmas Postage Due. After coloring him with Copic markers, I added some Flower Soft to his hair and beard. And I don't know if you can see the detail of the brads or not. They have purple gemstones on them. (That was my shiny/sparkly item.) The DP is Basic Grey Marrakech.
Stamps - Mark's Finest Papers Christmas Postage Due
Ink - Versafine Black Onyx
Paper - MFP Grandma's Favorite Purple and Corn Husk; Basic Grey Marrakech DP
Accessories - Copic markers, Flower Soft, Corner rounder, Clear ep, Gemstone Brads, Stamp scissors


Emily Keaton said...

Fantastic, Lois!! I love how you used the colors--these were PERFECT for your nutcracker! The marrakech DP was an awesome choice, and I love your sparkly brads. A beautiful card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You sure know how to color this guy! He just pops off the card~~

Sally said...

Hi Lois, Just found your blog. Love your cards. Love that Nutcracker card you did on 11/15. Was wondering where you got the nutcracker background paper? Would love to get some myself - also a nutcracker fan. Thanks

Benzi said...

Lois, this nutcracker image is great. My oldest son loves nutcrackers and I gave him my nutcracker ornaments. I see you must have shown all of your s&p shakers. I came looking for some. I think I saw and commented on every one that you have shown. What an interesting and very nice collection. Thanks for letting us see.

Carol L said...

The link above your card took me to Vicki D's blog, but I found ya anyway:)
Your card is great, and I love the flower soft touches you added. The bling really jazzed up this nutcracker perfectly!