Monday, November 12, 2012

Lady Anne's Anything Goes Challenge

I do apologize for posting a second time today. I know it can be somewhat trying to read my blog once a day, much less twice! Please bear with me; I will try to make this as painless as possible. Our new challenge is being sponsored by:
The winner will receive four free digital images of her/his choice! This challenge will run from November 12th through December 10th. As always, it is anything goes, which sets you free to design whatever your heart desires, although now there is a limit to four entries. As I have previously mentioned, I am in dire need of Christmas cards. (Why I don't start them earlier in the year, I wish I knew. I think it is because Procrastination is my middle name.) Anyway, here's another holiday card from me.

We were able to choose a Sassy Studio Designs image, and I picked Victorian Holiday Sassy, as she looked like a great image for a Christmas card. I printed her on Cryogen CS.  I decided to use Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch 179-109 for the design of my card, and then created a scene on Stampin' Up CS with my brayer & some inks, (SU and Distress), for the central portion of the design. I wanted the sky to be dark, so that I could use my new Memory Box Star of Wonder dies with it. Oddly enough, the only other die I used was a Nestabilities Classic Square for my Create with TLC sentiment, which was printed on Bazzill Kraft CS. The body of the card is also Bazzill Kraft CS, and my DP is from the Glitz Joyeux Noel collection. I distressed my DP with my Zutter Distrezz-It-All, and then inked the edges with Distress Antique Linen. 


My image was accented with Copic Spica pens on her earring and lips, and  Glossy Accents on her eyes, (before I foolishly cut the bottle tip too short, which I did because I broke off a toothpick inside it, while trying to unplug it, sigh...). I used up almost all of my bottle of Stardust Stickles on the stars, which left me with barely enough to do the card on my previous post. (I did the posts in reverse order of actually making the cards. Just to confuse us both. Keeps us on our toes, don't you think?) Let's see, what else do I need to tell you? Oh, yeah, I accented the image with a bit of white gel pen after coloring with Copics: BG70, BG72, R20, R21, E000, E00, E11, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, E51, E53, E55. And I finished the card by wrapping it with a bit of twine from my stash.

I hope this wasn't too painful for you. I must get on with my next card before I get back to commenting on your blogs. I do so enjoy visiting them to see what you have created. And I very much love all the wonderful comments that you leave on my blog--it does my heart good to read each of them--thank you all!

Here's hoping you will add something to our new challenge! I am looking forward to it!


20 comments:

  1. Penny, I know how you feel, I do not like posting more them one at a time but sometime you need to do that. LOVE the background ski, them with the star of David totally stunning. Love the sentiment. I love the Copic Spica pens they just add the right touch of sparkle.
    Hugs, Patricia

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  2. This is so beautiful, Penny. I love it, plus seeing two of your creations in one day makes for a fantastic inspirational day. :)

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  3. waouh fab card, love your amazing coloring
    hugs
    céline

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  4. HI sweetie this is just gorgeous I love it, huggles Pops x x x

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  5. Gorgeous image and beautiful design, Penny.

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  6. This is beautiful Penny. Love the image and coloured so beautifully.
    The stars and the layout is gorgeous also.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  7. Very beautiful Penny!! As always :)
    Love the image and the stars are eye-catchers!!
    Hugs,Sandra

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  8. How beautiful! Love your dark sky background and stars. Very lovely! Gorgeous image too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Linda

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  9. Oh wow, I love your papers and beautiful image. thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

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  10. Gorgeous card Penny. Your coloring is beautiful. Love your papers and love your stars, they are so beautiful just like your card.

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  11. Gorgeous Christmas card Penny! So beautifully colored and great details!'Hugs,
    Brenda

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  12. Oh Penny this is a gorgeous Christmas card, I love how you image just totally pop from your card as it doesn't get lost in the design papers. This is a lovely card and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Hugs
    Kathie SSW-DT

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  13. Beautiful card, well worth all the work. Helen DT-SSW

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  14. wow Penny, this is amazing - wow - wow - wow
    Love it
    Hugs
    Doreen xx

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  15. Stunning coloring and wonderful Christmas card. You stars just pop. Happy to have you with us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

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  16. Penny, your card is stunning and it definitely twinkles. Your coloring and colors are gorgeous. The TLC, Create sentiment is perfect for this card.

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  17. Love this fabulous card- great image- beautifully colored and love the twinkling star..... You crack me up with images of toothpicks in your crystal effects bottle.....Yep, I think a few of us have tried that too....!

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  18. Beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.
    Hugs
    Berni
    berni46blogspot.

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  19. That image is gorgeous and beautifully colored. You really did a great job with all those pleats and folds.

    The sky is a wonderful color which is the perfect background for those star dies.

    Great card!!!

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  20. Beautiful card! Love the use of color here, and the texture. Lovely!

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Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate the kind comments more than I can say! :^)
Hugs, Penny