Monday, November 22, 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge --- Lovely In Lilac..............

............ and bling!

The lovely ladies at Bah! Humbug! are making sure we stretch our creativity right up to the last card of the year!!  Oh, yes, they are gooooood!  This challenge calls for shades of lilac --- on holiday cards!  I am all for that!  Especially since I had just colored Mo Manning's "Sending Peace" angel in shade of lilac AND I have this gorgeous lavender glitter ribbon!

I brought together all kinds of fun things for this card.  The angel is colored with Copics, using the gold Spica pen for her wings.  I used embossed silver metallic cardstock and two patterns of lavender scrapbook paper.  The glitter ribbon is new to my stash from Michael's and the brads are Michael's Recollections line.  I used silk flowers, removing the centers and replacing them with the brads then stacking them with MS snowflakes punched from the silver cs.  The MS evergreen branches are more like ever-silver.  "Joy" is stamped and embossed with glitter.

This card has a lot going on, but I really love the angel, which can easily stand on her own.

This is a close-up of the sentiment stamped and embossed with glitter.

What a great challenge, ladies! I love the color and it gave me a chance to focus on details and the joy of creating when everything else this day was trying to drag me down. 

It's a busy week here in the U.S. with Thanksgiving cooking and traveling.  Among the things I am most grateful for are my friends in the blogosphere and all the inspiration I derive from the endless creativity.  I hope everyone has a meaningful and safe holiday.

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Max said...

Hi Barb ... although you have certainly got a lot going on here, it all works beautifully and your angel still manages to shine in the limelight. Love all the details you have added especially the pretty brads and gorgeous ribbon. Thank you so much for sharing with us again at Bah! Humbug!

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Lynette said...

So, so beautiful, Barb!

Pat said...

Hi Barb,

Stunning card, love the image its gorgeous and beautiful flowers and pearls. Thanks for sharing at Bah Humbug this week.

Pat xx

Ann said...

oh Barb this is just gorgeous. That angel is really special.
You've been a fantastic participant in all our challenges this year. Sob sob last one this week - hope you will be able to join us again.
Ann xxx
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Irene said...

Hello Barb

What an exquisite collection of crafty goodies you have used - all are gorgeous. Each item blends and matches perfectly.
I love your angel image she is just stunning, and your pearl brads - perfect.
Thank you for being such a loyal
participant this year, and for joining in our latest challange.


Christina said...

Oh Barb It's gorgeous!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW Barb! this is just magical! You coloring blows me away! Glad I've had some time to catch up here. And so glad you turned me on to Bah! Humbug! We've certainly been loyal, haven't we?xxD