Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas Paper...SC202 Sketch Challenge



Ok so my Gina K's set "A year of the Flower" was still out on my work table from yesterday, see what I get for not putting things away, I play with them again and again!!!

This was made for Todays" Sketch challenge" at SCS, I used the same poinsettia and leaf I just stamp it with Basic black ink on some pattern type paper that I thought was Christmas looking. Cut all images out and then sewed on some small beads to the middle of flower, pretty green ones. Then Attached with pop dots ,added some Stickles and gel pen highlights to everything...

Ok... You have always heard me taking about my white gel pen and yes I just love it so... but only one brand! I have brought lots of them but this is the best one to use "EVER"... Its so smooth and so so white and it does not bleed or fade once you have applied it, it stays really really white!! It's basically the most PERFECT GEL PEN of all time. DRUM ROLL PLEASE.........

( Signo ) white gel pen

Just in cast you wanted to know ,but: SHHHH Don't tell Anyone I don't want to let my secret out!!!!

Happy Day to all ENJOY


43 comments:

scubasubie said...

oooooooo me like. the stripes remind me of candy canes. great job!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh, my, Erin, this is absolutely gorgeous...I love how you did the poinsettias and the bow is the perfect finishing touch!!! Soooo beautifully done!!!

craftyb said...

I also leave "toys" on my table which just need to be used over and over!! haha Great work with your flowers - your card looks fab! Thank you for joining in my candy and for linking me up - good luck! bx

Lyn S said...

Wow Erin! This is just so.......well, Christmassy! Love that candy stripe paper you used for the flowers!

ps. I have the signo white gel pen too...........it goes good!

Chris said...

Big sigh Erin, your card is superb! I would never have thought to stamp the flower on the paper like that and the effect is stunning. Such a strking and beautiful card! I've noted your pen choice and I do like the bright white it gives on your cards. I will have to see if I can track one down over here. I'm currently using an inksentials white gel pen which isn't too bad but does fade a bit. Thanks for the info, sorry, you're secret is out LOL! Chris x

Tina said...

Wow, what a stunner! I love all your special little touches.

Dawn said...

ERIN... you NEVER cease to amaze me with your stunning cards! I love to look at your blog because they are alwasy gorgeous!!! AMAZING, yet again

cardcrazy said...

Great job on the sketch, I love the big green bow, it just screams Christmas!

Theresa said...

Wow, look at that poinsettia pop! So clever to use DP with that stamp. Gorgeous, Erin!

scrappinmominky said...

Beautiful card. I left you a message on my blog.

Have an awesome night!

Natalie said...

Erin this is another stunner. x

Heather said...

Wow I really like this card! I love the stripes on the flowers, it is so Christmasy! Great job!

spikescreativeside said...

And yet again, another gorgeous card!! You've already popped by LOL before I had a chance to let you know that I've nominated you for an award! A perfect example of why your site is fab! Keep it up!

hugs

~Spike

Louise, that's me!! said...

This is stunning Erin... I don't mind that you left your stamp set out both the cards are just lovely. I totally agree about the white gel pen.... yay signo.

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I love the flowers.

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, Erin! This is just stunning, and fun too! I love the stripes on the flowers. Perfection...

Lisa Graves said...

This is so pretty! I love the poinsettias. Great card!

Christine Riley said...

WOW Erin! This is fabulous! So elegant, I just love it! This is just beautiful, thanks so much for sharing!
Hugs, Christine :)

Kcherrie said...

Great job with the sketch! Love that green bow on this one:)

Ann said...

Erin, those flowers are just too cool! This card rocks! :D

gale said...

Very pretty card! That looks like a lot of work!

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh Erin, I love this one! I really like how you put those 3 panels behind the large square! Adds just the right touch!

Lisa Maco said...

My first reaction was WOW! That is a beautiful card.

Sankari W. said...

love the flowers with that paper! totally fun christmas card with that beautiful bow! i do that too - use the same things that haven't been put away... LOL! and thanks for letting us know about your secret gel pen - don't worry your secret is safe with me :)
best wishes,
Sankari :)

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CraftyC said...

Stunning card Erin, love the flowers!
Clairex

Vicki said...

You're doing some really beautiful creations with the Poinsettia images!! :) WOWZER!! TFS!!!

Tegan said...

Oh wow Erin!!
I guess this card isn't going to fit into an envelope hahaha. It's ammmmaahhhzingg!

Laura said...

well done!!
thank you by the way for always encouraging me, and all your great comments,,
Your friend
Laura

cadnileb said...

So pretty! Love the paper for the flowers! Very festive!

Kathi said...

Great card. I really like the stripes. Very holidayish.

I'm going to try to steal your kitty because he looks like my Flash.

Rachel Brumley said...

Erin

Your card is beautiful - love how the flowers stand out! And the paper is perfect for the flowers.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely breathtaking! You are truly an artist with incredible talent! I LOVE THEM!!!

Jay said...

Its really gorgeous. Love this card, it looks a lot of work
Hugs J x

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

WOW! Such detail and so many layers! GREAT JOB!!!

CathyRose said...

Oh this is just gorgeous. It looks like a beautiful wrapped gift. I love it, Erin!

Marnie said...

Your cards just blow me away everytime I see something new! Great job!

Susan (rainy) said...

WOW!! This is fabulous! A totally rich and stunning creation.

Paper and Ink said...

This is stunning! I love everything about it!

Traci said...

Love your take on the sketch! Those poinsetta's are gorgeous. All the detail you added to them and the leaves really make it standout.

virginia said...

Wow What a great color Combo TFS

Michelle said...

I love the striped flowers! It's gorgeous!!

Shirley said...

This is just so creative and stunning to look at! Wow! Love what you did with the poinsettias!