Sunday, August 7, 2011

Inspired by "The Holly and The Ivy"

Inside card
 I recently won this Flourishes stamp set called "Doves and Holly". This was a fun image to color and I used a picture in a bird book as a guide for coloring. I completed the card to enter into several challenges :

Flourishes Christmas Spirit Challenge FLLCNOEL16: Make a creation that is inspired by your favorite Christmas Carole and use Flourishes stamps. The song that inspired this card was "The Holly and The  Ivy" which you can listen to here. Some of the lyrics are stamped on the inside of the card.
Simon Says: Christmas in August
PaperPlay Challenge: Christmas in August
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: Use 4 of the products from the list  -chipboard, hand stitching, ribbon, inking, stamping, textured paper, metal embellishments, rub-ons, stripes. I used stamping, stripes, ribbon, and rub-ons.
Mark's Finest Papers: Make a card any shape or size other than the standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". My card is 5.5" x 5.5".
Stamp TV: Free for All Friday Challenge - For the birds. STVFRIJH3

Stamps: Flourishes "Doves and Holly
Rub-ons: Making Memories
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Copics
Paper: Basic Grey Jovial, GKD Cranberry Tart and White CS's
Spellbinders Labels 1
Ribbon from stash

Hard to think of Christmas with temps in the 80's but fun to make this card..
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa


Yogi said...

nice card and the background goes well with it. I have that set too and you did a nice job coloring it.

CraftinGranny said...

Oh my Theresa, I'm in awe with this beautifully colored image and gorgeous card. You've really mastered your coloring with this one. It's a beautiful card and I'm so glad you shared with us at CCAYR. Hope you have the time to add more this month as this is truly beautiful. "Love & Hugs" Carol

clare said...

such an elegant card and i love the rich colours too. thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. x

Céline said...

gorgeous card
thanks for playing with us at paperplay his week
céline PPC DT

Winnie and Patty said...

This is a lovely card! Your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How pretty your card is. I like your background paper and die cut. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a thrill to visit and see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

Bear Hugs,

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh would you look at that coloring... beautiful! Your doves look so real! Gorgeous card GF!

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Beautiful birds and ribbon! I really like how you colored the birds : )

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow this image is stunning and your coloring is outstanding! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous colouring....really beautiful. You have captured their natural colours so perfectly.

Thanks for joining us at 'Fussy and Fancy'

Karen said...

WOW your christmas Card is beautiful, I love your colouring:-) Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Play this week:-)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oooh, lucky you, winning Flourishes stamps! You've done a beautiful job with those doves, too. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week!