Sunday, October 7, 2012

Merry Christmas..... it's getting near.....

Yep, Christmas is coming.  As of today it's around 70+ days away.  I need to get my butt in gear and get my Christmas items made.

I love this cute image from Squigglefly and just knew I had to use it to put me in the right mood to start.  This is "Unconventional Christmas Tree" by artist Mark Hicks.  You can find it here at the Squigglefly store. 

This is for my entry in Squigglefly's challenge - SFC3912 - Use Teal, Pink and White.  I love those colors together and thought that coloring the elves pink and teal would be ideal for this image!  Everything on my card is pink, teal and white except for Old St. Nick at the top of the tree.  I just could not bring myself to color him anything but his traditional red.  I really love the way this card came out.  I'm usually my own worst critic.  But the colors and the embellishments, and not to mention the white glitter cardstock background, just make it look cohesive.  You may not be able to see it well in the picture, but the rims of the hats and the trim of the outfits have glitter dusted Liquid Applique and the belt buckles have bling.

Here's what I used:
Pink and Teal paper from Celebrate the Season Stax - Hobby Lobby
White glitter cardstock - DCWV
Prisma Glitter and Jolly Twinkle Brads - CTMH
Liquid Applique - Marvy Uchida
Copics - RV04 E00 100 0 R29 R20 Y35 BG13
Overlay - Oriental Trading
Snowflake Say it With Crystals - Prima
Pink and Teal Say it with Baby Bling - Want 2 Scrap

Well thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a great day.  It's beautifully cool here in South Louisiana.


Diane said...

I LOVE these colors together, especially for Christmas. Great job Mel!

Lisa M said...

Melissa, this is absolutely ADORABLE!!! LOL..I love your Christmas card. What a terrific image and you've captured the challenge perfectly. :)

Thank you so much for joining our challenge and sharing your wonderful talent with us at Squigglefly.
Lisa xx

Linda W. said...

Oh I love the Santas!!! What a great idea too because those are beautiful Christmas colors! Beautiful creation Mel and have an awesome card creating day!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

So cute and it's perfect. What a great image for our challenge. Lovely work.

Holly said...

Melissa this is so adorable! I love the overlay you used - it's just exquisite! I think your little elves are just adorable, but I'm glad you colored Santa in his traditional red. The glitter puffiness on the hat trim and the bling on the belts are all fun too! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge and congratulations on winning! I'm so sorry I missed your card earlier!