Friday, July 25, 2008

Bloggers Challenge: Christmas in July!

Today's Blogger's Challenge is Christmas in July! I wanted to do something elegant today, so I pulled out this gorgeous image from The Stampsmith. I colored this lovely Christmas girl with chalks, and layered her over a piece of green Aged Metal (from the 2-08 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter). I wanted to add a piece of Pine Bough (can't you just smell it?) but the Eucalyptus looked better.

I know that Innovative Stamp Creations still has some Shimmer Sheetz left (they were discontinued by the company), just in case (I know I will be asked!).

On another note, I have an exciting week planned for next week! Check in on Monday for the beginning of 35 days of fun!

I also leave for vacation tomorrow morning, and will not have a reliable Internet access...so be patient with me, okay?

Have a good week -- Hope you can get into the spirit of Christmas a little today!

Pat

20 comments:

Patti Chesky said...

This card is SO elegant. Great job!!! The eucalyptus just sets it off perfectly!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Indeed, a VERY elegant card. I love your Christmas girl and you colored her beautifully. The addition of Eucalyptus across the bottom is very artful. Beautiful card...

Lynn Mercurio said...

Stunning Pat. I LOVE the red Eucalyptus...what a wonderful embellishment!

Connie said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Love it. Great job with the challenge.

Julie S said...

Great card Pat...love the look with the eucalyptus. TFS

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Pat!

Catherine said...

this is gorgeous!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a beautiful and elegant Christmas card Pat! Such a lovely image! :D

Anita Van Hal said...

WOW!!! This is very elegant! Marvelous design and gorgeous coloring! Thanks for sharing!

cathy said...

Cat gondek Says my gosh I wanna win these stamps. The Palm tree is just perfect and Ican imagine using it a lot of ways.
I found INCREDIBLE inspiration by peeking at the TJ pages since there are some AUGUST technique samples up already . ( oops, was that a secret?)
Can't wait to try the bandana.
Funny thing is I did work on Christmas cards today, was playing with cuttlebug smoosh and happened to make some snowflakes that inspired me.
cat

Nikki Bond said...

This is so elegant! Great job this week! {SMILES}

Ida said...

Very Creative. A wonderful image and the Eucalyptus is very unique embellishment.

Leigh said...

This is beautiful, absolutely beautiful. I love the stamp and the way it's coloured. Enjoy your holiday.

thestampspot said...

What an elegant card, love the feel that this card shares. The eucalyptus is a great touch.

Have a great holiday!

:)Marcia

Sheryl said...

Gorgeous, Pat. Love the eucalyptus--perfect!

Lori said...

This is beautiful, Pat! The chalk adds the perfect look to the image.

Jeannette Swain said...

Love the vintage look Pat. Very elegant indeed!

Chrissy D said...

What a beautiful card Pat! Love the eucalyptus and the softness of the card! TFS!

tonistamps said...

Very elegant Pat. I love it! Very antiquey looking to me. Awesome!

Kathy Harding said...

Pat,
A friend just emailed me your 'connection' - it's fantastic. I love the samples, the comments, ALL OF IT. Thank you so much for putting all this together. Can't wait for the 35 days ahead. Would love to be entered in your give away too. Thanks - Kathy