Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge --- "Cuties" Using Sketch from "I {heart} 2 Stamp"

It has been difficult to leave the television today, watching as, one by one, the Chilean miners are returned to the surface and their families after being trapped for 69 days far underground.  What a joyful day for them and for the world --- we need such good news during these times.

As for good news, the most joyful season is quickly approaching so the card I made today is one of many I hope to send out to extend Christmas greetings.  The Bah! Humbug! Challenge this week was to make a project with our favorite "cutie" image. There are so many cuties in my stash, but this was a new one that I was eager to color.  The paper is some I've had for a couple of years, but didn't use much because of the pink and black. This image and this paper turned out to be a really fun pairing!  The sketch from I {heart} 2 Stamp lent itself well to the tall form of the image, so I am also putting this card in Jen's challenge this week.

Mo Manning's "Dani with Gifts" looks pretty in pink! I used Copics to color and stickles to sparkle.  The DCWV Christmas Stack dp also has glitter.  Simply topped off with satin flowers from Olfay in Michael's bridal department, and a bow with tinsel-trimmed organza ribbon.

I hope that big gold gift is for me! 

Thank you for stopping by today!  Now I just have to get back to the rescue in Chile.  Every time that capsule rises to the top I say a prayer of thanks for another miracle.   

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Max said...

Hi Barb,
I agree it has been amazing to see the miners appear one by one. Just hope they are given the support they will all need during the weeks and months to come as they recover from their ordeal.
As for your offering this week ... Well! She's a funky 'chick' and looking especially dazzling in her pink outfit laden with gifts. Love the pretty satin flowers - very lush. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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starcyl said...

This si a stunning card Bard so colouorful and vibrant, no wonder you wanted to get colouring it's a great image.

Jenny x

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Barb!!! What gorgeous coloring, as always, and I love all the awesome colors, papers, and details!!! This is one FABULOUS Christmas card!!!!

Irene said...

Hello Barb

Like you I was glued to the television watching the miners appearing from underground, and yes it's fantastic to have some good news for once, and what a Christmas present for their families.

Barb, your card is stunning and I love your vibrant colours they are awesome. Such a fabulous image and coloured perfectly. Stunning embellishments.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Lovely card!

And yes, awesome story about the miners!!!

Graphicat said...

Oooooh, Pink and Black, one of my fav colour combos!!! This is adorable Barb! Fantastic Colouring as always!
It is a good day today, knowing all those men made it back to their families alive! Wonderful day.

Ann said...

I too love pink and black and this card is just stunning.
ann xxx
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CraftyC said...

Love your card Barb, and the colours are fantastic!

DonnaMundinger said...

Love this pinky goodness and the image is adorable! xxD