Well, this doesn't look like it came from the forest, does it? LOL! However, this is a brand new digital stamp set, and (as you might well guess) Marcella Hawley has added some things we might find in a forest...a vintage pinecone ornament (do you remember those? I love them!), a tiny pumpkin, a pomegranate ornament among poinsettia leaves, and some berries (and did you see that wee bow?). I thought about how I would color this, and nothing came together in my mind! So (as often happens) I just started coloring and ended up using some vintage pastel colors that came to mind from my childhood. I uncovered this soft plaid paper that seemed to work, and I quickly colored it and used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment. I used a cross-stitched die and matted it with the plaid on a Primrose Pink card base. Of course, it still didn't look finished, so out came my sequins. Does anyone else have a problem finding the right colors? I finally found several that I added, and it was done. Voila...and a sigh of relief! I am always glad when I finish a card, and I sure need to make a lot more Christmas cards. I can hardly believe how quickly time has flown by.
Thank you so much, as always, for taking a closer look. And I always love your thoughts...perhaps some colors you would have used? (Just wait till you see Allison Cope's colors...a perfect inspiration.)
I hope you have a beautiful day and week ahead. Hugs, sweet friends! (For more chat, visit my blog.)
Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017 GMT Views: 633
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Registered: January 27, 2010 Location: Southern Ontario, Canada Posts: 32433
Sun, Nov 05, 2017 @ 6:19 AM
Like everything you do Cheryl - this is just wonderful with such gorgeous colours. And yes, I do remember those ornaments being on the Christmas Tree when I was younger ... everyone wanted to touch them, just like your card.
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 55496
Sun, Nov 05, 2017 @ 6:35 AM
There is that beautiful plaid paper and your colors are just perfect, Cheryl. I would not have changed one color you used. I have some of those vintage pine cone ornaments....reproductions ones. :) But, I still love them. What a wonderful image and think I may just have to have it. Another awesome card, Cheryl....so gorgeous.
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Registered: November 24, 2013 Location: NYC Posts: 10824
Sun, Nov 05, 2017 @ 6:42 AM
This is so pretty as always...you have really tied the coloring to the plaid...
You made me smile...I have those ornaments! There is a mercury glass pinecone, a little 35 y/o german glass pumpkin (which I am thinking about pulling for thanksgiving) and a pom orn in the food group...(I have been an orn junkie for many many years).
I also had pretty fake berries and leaves for mini arrangements around the place which never look as good as this. So they went last year.
Registered: August 10, 2006 Location: Sunny Florida Posts: 16543
Sun, Nov 05, 2017 @ 8:06 AM
Another masterpiece for our enjoyment, Cheryl!! I love the image featuring the ornaments that you have colored so professionally! The plaid paper is gorgeous and a perfect match for the image! Your card is outstanding, as usual, precious Cheryl!! TFS xoxo