Thursday, August 12, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The challenge at the SCACD blog Follow Your Heart for Try It Out "T"day this week is to use Flowersoft in an 'unusual' way. Now, I don't know how truly unusual this is, but for me to be even thinking about Christmas in August is certainly unusual!

I had this brainstorm and have to admit I like the way it came together. I grabbed Bee Mine from the exclusive to SCACD Aurora 2 collection drawn by Victoria Case . You are probably noticing that the bee from "Bee" Mine is missing. Yep- cut it out! Why? because it just didn't work and that is one of the FABULOUS things about stamped images. You can make changes!! After I stamped the image in Momento ink, I colored in Aurora in more traditional Christmas elf colors and then fussy cut her out, removing the bee image at the same time. I then used Flowersoft in Polar White to create her fur lined color, hat, waist and cuffs. She is ready to make some toys and help deliver some gifts!!!!

The fabulous Christmas background paper is actually from the Pink Paislee 365 Degree collection! However, if you are looking for more traditional holiday papers, Susana has some new ones from Kaisercraft just in and they are GORGEOUS!

The overall card design is from the Mojo Monday sketch # 151.

Be sure to check out all the wonderful creations by the DT and be inspired at Follow Your Heart.


Kim said...

Absolutely adorable Alex...LOVE how you turned Aurora into Christmas...such a wonderful idea to showcase these stamps can be used year round! Brilliant!
Hugs~ Kim

Danielle said...

I don't think starting Christmas cards in August is weird. I just ordered some more Christmas paper, so I can get started too!!
But, your coloring and attention to detail is brilliant!!! I love this card!

Danni said...

Look how creative you are!! Truly a fabulous card!!