Saturday, November 28, 2009

Merry Christmas!..Motivet DT - Sketch Challenge #48

I finally got this card done for another Fabulous Sketch Challenge at Motivet. Be sure to check out all DT's Gorgeous cards at the Motivet Inspiration Blog...join in to win some fabulous stamps!!

The Beautiful traditional stamp I used on this card is from Motivet and is called, "Children around Christmas Tree" The sentiment is High Hopes.

The image is colored with copics under the prismacolor pencils and a touch h20's to deepen the shade and add a little sparkle. *(Please remember.....do not use copics over prismacolor pencils or the wax from the pencils will ruin your copic tips!)*

Although it is hard to see ...the white flower and sentiment paper is very shimmery. I sprayed snowflake glimmer mist on both...it really looks very pretty. I added glitter to the tree and gold stickles to the edges of the sentiment and white flower.

Ink - memento black, barely banana, creamy caramel. Papers - GP white, Treasures, Michael's, K&C. Accessories - flowers, brads, nesties, pearls, gold cord, ribbon, stickles, paper doily, stitching.

We still don't have snow...so are enjoying going for a walk in the morning and evening. Today hubby started putting up our Christmas lights outside..and if all goes well this week I'm hoping to have our tree up by the end of the week. It feels a little funny with no snow ...but I could get used to that real easy..lol....

Have a Great Day Everyone!!....Thank You for all the lovely comments!!

64 comments:

Merry said...

Wonderful details...great colours.

Nikki said...

Your Card is gorgeous :) it's soo sparkly

Jannie said...

This is amazing Ila,what a great card.
The image is very lovely.
Have a nice sunday.

Hugs Jannie.

Sandy said...

OMG Ila what a delightful christmas card. Absolutely darling. Your coloring is just perfect. Love them.

Have a great sunday my friend. Hugs.

ribenaruby said...

Lovely festive image Ila, great circular stitching, Enjoy your walks without the snow!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Your card is super Ila! The image is lovely and the details are wonderful.
Hugs Jacqueline

Viv said...

Wow Ila!!! Another eye-popper!!!
I just LOVE coming over here to see your cards. They are always so beautiful.

We don't get snow often here, it's mostly sleet and boring rain rain and more rain. *groan*.
Hugs Viv xx

joey said...

Yay Ila!!! Christmas lights and Christmas trees :O) oooooh the excitement. It rains here more than it does anything else! lol.

Your card is GORGEOUS!!! as always your colourwork on the image is stunning. Joey.xxx

alina said...

lovely card, Ila!
here in Holland we have to wait for St. Nicholas, next Saturday he will put something in the children's shoes and they have already started to count down, it's such a wonderful time! but I'm so looking forward to our Christmas tree, I hope next Sunday to be able to admire it!
hugs, Alina, enjoy everything!

bastelkueken said...

Hello Ila,

you have made a wonderful card. I love your design.

Hugs
Anja

Donalda said...

Oh this is just gorgeous dear, such a very cute image. Sorry I have been a bad blogger but work has just over taken my life lol Thank goodness for the holiday gave me some time off lol Hugs

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Ila, I love this card. The colours are beautiful, love the flower and pearl brad, beautifully coloured, have you done a tutorial on using the prisma's & copics? I will have to have a look back and see as I find myself using this technique quite a lot. Glad the snow is staying away for you so far, we had torrential rain last week and by the end of this week the temperature has just bottomed out, we are in the minus now. Need to get the thermals out lol. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Emma Lockley said...

hi Ila, this is just beautiful. I love the distressing and the image is gorgeous too, will pop and have a look at the new stamps, im sure santa needs some stocking fillers for me this year lol
love emma xxx

Emma Lockley said...

hi Ila, this is just beautiful. I love the distressing and the image is gorgeous too, will pop and have a look at the new stamps, im sure santa needs some stocking fillers for me this year lol
love emma xxx

Tracey said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Ila! Love it!! xx

agnes said...

Fabulous card,love youre coloring it's beautiful.

Hugs Agnesxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Ila. Love the cute image, the paper, and those flowers... TFS!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Ila,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Sue said...

Hi Ila
aww gorgeous card luv the image coloured beautiful as always,luv all the embelies, sue.x

1crazyjoe said...

Very nice cards. I really like the traditional type of stamp and how you put the card together.
Joe

Velta said...

Oh Ila ~ Your last few posts are just as grand as ever!! Your coloring is such an inspiration to me and what I would give to have the coloring instincts that you have. Your layouts and the embellies you use just "make" the cards more beautiful than ever...Hope you had a great weekend!

Allison said...

So very pretty...a cute image for sure!

Carla said...

This is so funa nd festive, Ila! It really puts me in the holiday mood!

Kelly Schelske said...

It's beautiful Ila! Love the doily tucked underneath and the beautiful flowers! Gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Oh Ila this is just gorgeous!! I love these traditional images!! That paper is so pretty and of course your details are gorgeous!!! Love this card!!
I think it feels weird without snow too!! I sure hope we get some by Christmas!!!
Have a great day!
:)Kathy

Kerry D-C said...

Oh Ila! this is sooooo pretty! {so vintage Scandinavian! LMBO!!! ;) }
I love the sparkle on the flowers...I'll bet it is even more dazzling in real life!

cats whiskers said...

Oh this is just fabulous dear.
Sorry for the flying visit playing catch up again
Hugs Jacqui x

Paula said...

Beautiful card Ila and great colors and details.
Hugs Paula.

Monique said...

He's beautifull Ila !! And that image is sooo cute :)).

Hugs Monique

Trudy said...

Ohhh , what a sweet and wonderful!!!
Beautiful colours and cute image.
Hugs Trudy

stephanne said...

Awwww, aren't they just the sweetest little kiddos, love the circles and doiley, those lush papers and your beautiful colouring. Another masterpiece!!!
Have a great week!!
Stephanne

Peet said...

This card is totally gorgeous, Ila!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous ... love the distressing and of course the image is so different and beautifully coloured.
Hugs
Desire

Jacilynn said...

Ila, this is just stunning! Gorgeous card. Love the colors.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Ila!! Love the image, your coloring and take on the sketch!! Beautiful colors!! Gorgeous papers!

Heather "Hev" said...

This is so delightful Ila :)

The recipient will treasure it I am sure :)

CraftyC said...

a stunning card Ila, love the image and so beautifully coloured
Clairex

Ellen said...

I love this card it's so so beautiful !!

Ellen

mochamama said...

Beautiful card Ila! I love how you detail everything

MichelleO said...

This is so beautiful! Wonderful Christmas image - gorgeous!
HUGS
MichelleO

Curt in Carmel said...

The detail is stunning on this card! I love the almost vintage feel to it as well! This is a great image to! Your coloring technique of combining Prismacolor pencils and Copics always amazes me, and you are the only one I know who does it. It is beautiful! Best, Curt

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Wow, this is totally gorgeous Ila and I just adore your colouring and your pretty layout, Hope you are well sweetie, Big Hugs, Nikki x

jacque4u2c said...

I need to get some glimmer mist! This looks so cute!

Rosalee said...

Beautiful Card Ila. Love the colors and stamp you used. It looks so christmasy, but then again its supposed too...
XXX Rosalee

Anesha said...

Stunning card Ila! Love the distressed edges. Have a great weekend. Anesha :-)

maria jesus said...

beautiful card :), love everything.
Have a good weekend
MJ

Carole said...

Amazing card Ila, what a superbly coloured image.
Hugs
Carole x

Lia said...

wow ila your card is so stunning i love the colors
hugs Lia

Velta said...

Oh, my friend Ila...this is so Christmasy...and when I first saw it, I just smiled...as always, your coloring is awesome...I swear one of these days, I would love to meet with you and play...LOL!! Have a great weekend!

Terry said...

Hiya Ila, how are you doing hun, hope you are doing fine....just love your card hun wow that stamp is so cute and the colors you used are just perfect. Thanks for sharing hun. Hugs Terry

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Ila, great colours and the image is coloured perfectly

Risa said...

Your card is stunning Ila! I LOVE your image! Your coloring and detailing are works of art!
hugs
Risa:)

Sharon Caudle said...

I can send you some snow! We've gotten about a foot so far since last night! :) Your card is GORGEOUS, Ila! Your coloring is superb as always and love the layout! Fabulous! Have a great day! hugs!

dawnmarieg said...

Such a beautiful Christmas image Ila, love all the sparkle. And I'm loving the new Motivet images, the kitty cat is so cute! Can you please email me your address Ila, I have a little Christmas card I'd like to send you. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Carolyn King said...

your cards are all mini works of art! amazing!

Cheryl said...

Adorable Ila,beautifully coloured and embellished to perfection!!! I love visiting your blog,I missed seeing the last few creations due to being very busy....but as always they are gorgeous!!
hugs xx

Michelle said...

So very pretty!

Linapyssel said...

Hi Ila!
This card is just fantastic, so many lovelly details and I love the coloring
Big Hugs Linapyssel

Norunn said...

Amazing!! So many details! Reminds me of beeing more creative with my spellbinder! :)

Deb said...

fantastic card Ila, so love the darling image and pretty colours! have a great weekend, hugs Debx

Cheryl said...

OMG no wonder so many people stop by your work and detail is just stunning so so glad I found you love cheryl xxxxxxxxx

~ Ali ~ said...

Simply stunning Ila, love it.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Another gorgeous card Ila! Your coloring is always beautiful. Love the paper, the distressing, the pretty flowers... hope everything is going well with you. :o)

Desire Fourie said...

Oh this card is gorgeous. Love the touches of shabby chic.
Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed festive season.
Hugs
Desire