Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The stockings were hung...

Mornin' folks!

Hope you aren't tired of Christmas cards yet. Just a couple more days of them, I promise. Then it will be time for me to pack up all my Christmas stamps for a few months and move on to other things. :)

Though for now, I've altered up one of the newest Gorjuss Girl stamps to turn her into a little Christmas eve cutie. This stamp is actually called, Sowing the Seeds, and she has a little bucket and stars in the original image. I simply wiped away the stars and drew in an empty stocking for her to hold instead. Now she's ready to hang it on the mantle and try to get some sleep so that Santa will come and fill it with gifts and treats. I was going for a soft, fleecey texture on her night gown but I'm not 100% in love with how it turned out... I think I was a bit heavy handed with the color combo. But reds can be tricky so I'm not stressin' over it too much.
Most everything else on this card comes from the Making Memories Twinkle collection. The background is simply a page torn out of the journaling notebook and the die cut goodies all coordinate with it. Making this a fairly quick little card to put together. :)

Alrighty, time for me to get ready for work.

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper/die cuts- Making Memories (Twinkle)
stamp- Santoro (Sowing the Seeds Gorjuss Girl)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown
Papertrey Ink Itty Bitty Bird die
Kaiser Craft pearl and gems
crinkled ribbon
Copic black multiliner 0.1 pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49, W9
clothes- R24, R27, R29, E19, YG01, G20, G21, G24, E81, E87, E40, E41, 0


THERESA said...

She is so cute, love it!!
Gotta have another card or two to make, yikes, will have to move it, right......:))
lotsa luv

Heidi Brawley said...

oh how darling!!! Very adorable!!!
Merry Christmas!!!!
Hugs, Heidi

Nancy Thomas said...

So pretty and festive! Not tired of looking at Christmas cards, especially when they are as pretty as this one.

Juls said...

this is gorgeous!! I love how it looks torn from the notepad!! gorgeous creation! Hugs Juls

♥Rach♥ said...

Totally fun, love her beautiful hair! The "centerpiece" is fab too, you are truly a wonder with paper my friend :0)

Creations by Shirl said...

What a clever idea to improvise the stockings... cute image and great layout to your card...
Have a great day Amy!

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely card - great altering Amy! Jo x

Mimi said...

awww... she's soo sweet! and the card is just adorable Amy! The little felt bird is so cute! Have a great day!

Sudha said...

Sweet creation n the bird is so cute. Love this.


yvon said...

Hi Amy,
Oh wow, she's adorable. Love everything about this card.
Hugs, Yvon

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh she's so precious!!

Lisa G. said...

LOVE it! such great papers and she is a cutie!

Lisa G. said...

LOVE it! such great papers and she is a cutie!

Unknown said...

Awww this is adorable Amy, what a sweet image and the colours are gorgeous, love it. Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a lovely New Year xx

Shirley N said...

Never get tired of your beautiful Christmas cards Amy, and this one is a beauty! She's beautiful and so are your embellies! Happy Holidays!

Marianne said...

Don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at Christmas cards, especially yours. I don't know what the original image looks like, but your make-over is just perfect. Love how you coloured the hair, too!
Hope you'll have a wonderful Christmas!
Marianne x

Stamping Cafe said...

WOW... love love love your coloring on her, Amy! Amazing!! Gorgeous mix of papers and design too, love everything you do!! Hugs!!

Francy said...

So cute card Amy!Wonderful image and coloring!

Leanne said...

Very cute and creative. Love the alteration, great papers and textures here. Have a gr8 weekend!

RiNNE said...

Super pretty... From the image to the card! Love the fleece nightgown & embellishments. Lovely job!