Friday, January 30, 2009

Christmas COTW #5

Wow, at some point Wednesday night my blog counter hit 10K. Not a big number, I know, but when I started this blog in August, I thought I would be spending most of my time talking to myself and did not imagine that many hits 5 months later. A big thank you for visiting, and know that your comments are always greatly appreciated! I had originally planned to give away some blog candy for 10K hits, but a much better cause came up sooner, and that was Pat Adam's Cards for Kids. She has received almost 3500 cards to date (way to go cardmakers!) and that number keeps growing. Details and my blog candy can be found here. It goes till Feb. 7, so jump in the pool!

Okay, back to talking to myself. : ) Here is my Christmas card of the week, #5. This Whiff of Joy image is called Melinda Christmas Angel. Colored her with Primacolors/baby oil. Added Twinkling H20's to the "fur" trim and the sash, Stickles on the berries and her wings. I cut her out and mounted her on three layers of Curved Rectangles Nesties. I stamped silver snowflakes on the two solid colored cuts. Sentiment was stamped in three different colors to give it dimensions; looks good IRL. Tiny pearls added that final needed touch.

Stamps: Whiff of Joy Melinda Christmas Angel; Verve Winter Wonder; SU! Warm Words.
Paper: The Paper Studio, My Mind's Eye.
Ink: Stazon, Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Nestabilities, Stickles, Twinkling H2O's, pearls.

11 comments:

Lauri said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!! I love your cards; they are beautiful! I have added you to my blog roll!! Yay!!

6 wacky women said...

Absolutley gorgeous, Nancy.
Your coloring/shading is fabulous. Wish I could color like that with the pencils. Just beautiful!!

Karen x

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous. You did a beautiful job coloring Melinda. I looked at it up close and the snowflakes add a lot. It's beautiful, and I'm jealous that you got so many Christmas cards done. I did do one which I'll post soon. Yay me! (Ha!) I love your paper piercing projects-they are both so cute and matched so well with the papers. Don't know what you're talkin' about, girl. Happy Friday. (Did you see Carolyn's post? It's a hoot!)

JULS~ said...

Nancy! Thank you for visiting my blog today & for the sweet post! I love it when I can make people cry with my writing! {I always ask my kids - did it make you cry?!} LOL! Now! Your blog is awesome! I love the Whiff of Joy project! She is just adorable! And those House Mouse images are too cute ... It's all so addictive, isn't it? ;)

{Hugs}

Allison said...

This is a beautiful image...great color choices too!

Barb said...

Blogger seemed to be out of whack last night, so this morning I am happy to tell you that Melinda looks beautiful in your exquisite Prisma coloring! I bought a 48 color set that are not the Verithin which I accidently bought before. Maybe that's why I didn't enjoy them as much. So I'll give it a whirl again, getting my inspiration from my friend Nancy, the Maestra of Prismacolors!

Curt in Carmel said...

Stunning card Nancy! Baby Oil? Really? That is so interesting. Great job! Best, Curt

Carolyn Bounds said...

Elegance at its very finest!!! I love all the beautiful decorative elements and your coloring is impeccable!!! A dazzling Christmas creation!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Catherine said...

Such a gorgeous card, Nancy. I thought the same thing when i first started blogging, i'll just do it for fun and jsut amaze how people come and visit :) I sure do love coming here.

Janine said...

Congrats on so many hits... Love this card too.. Great colors.

Susan (rainy) said...

Congrats on 10K hits! Your Christmas card is beautiful. Love the wonderful non-traditional colors you used for it.