Friday, December 7, 2012

Merry Christmas

Here's a stunning image from Sweet Pea artist Nikki Burnette called Elena (Plate #73).  This stamp is just stunning.  It's a great image for making a heart warming Christmas card for the one you hold close.  It has incredible detail, but to highlight the sexy lady on the card, I colored in the background images using five different shades of warm grey copic markers.
Here's a close up of the colored image.  I colored the girl in warm colors to go with the warm greys in te background.  Isn't she beautiful? I just love those holly socks.  I would so wear those!

I added one of the vertical sentiment from the Sweet Pea vertical sentiments plate, Holiday Veritcals (Plate #13).  Then I added some gorgeous bling to finish off the card.  This paper is also some of the beautiful Bazzill embossed paper that already has a layer of shimmery decor on it (that's the dark red coloration in the background).  What a perfect Oooo La La card for the Hubby.

Here's a list of the Current Blog candy winners!
#1--Caroline from Nov 12th (addr rec'd)
#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th (addr rec'd)
#3--Snoopy from Nov 20th (addr rec'd)
#4--Crafty Kitty (Dawn) from (addr rec'd)
#5-- Rhonda Miller
#6--Nikki (addr rec'd)
#7--Belldoubleyou
#8--Rosalee
#9--will be announced soon, just leave a comment!!  

22 comments:

  1. Fantastic card the image is coloured so beautifully and I love the layout. Caroline xxx

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  2. Another Hubby card, boy, he's gonna end up getting quite a few!!! LOL. I love what you've done to get that sassy lady to pop out from the card- well done. TFS
    Hugs,
    Trish x

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  3. I love that the background is black n white and she is colored! amazing work!!!

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  4. Very good idea just coloring part of the stamp. It really makes her pop.
    Phyllis J.

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  5. Fabulous card Holley. Love how the background is still in black and white, really makes her "pop". I love those socks too!
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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  6. wow stunning image and fantastic card Holley.

    greetings karin

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  7. That is one hot card Holley your really making some sexy ones this year :)
    hugs Nikki

    I've sent a couple emails to you they might not be making it so here is mine
    elusionary60 at hotmail.com

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  8. I really like the contrast between the colored image and the background - will have to try that some time!

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  9. Gorgeous card you made, great coloring and lovely swirls!
    Hugs, Elenor

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  10. Ooh la la. Very sexy. Wonderful job.

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  11. Gorgeous card, you have done really well with this stamp Holley :)

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  12. Beautiful card!! like the sketch

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  13. Fabulous card... love the image n how she lookd..... awesome.

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  14. good idea to highlight the sexy lady. love the details you used too.

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  15. Love the way you colored this image. Those socks are toooo cute.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  16. Interesting image. Audrey

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  17. Волшебная фея! Очень красиво))

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  18. Your card is so beautiful Holley. I love the bling, coloring and design with all the elements.
    So happy to be winner #8. I sent you an email.
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  19. Wow, wow, WOW! I love this card! Gorgeous coloring and leaving part of the image b&w..brilliant. :)

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  20. I just love how you color your images. The shading is so cool.

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  21. Fantastic! I know a lot of people who wish they'd find her on Christmas morning...LOL. Love the image and your coloring.

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