Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sweet Sunday Christmas

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC93. You'll find the sketch on Karen Giron's blog The Sweetest Thing.

But before I jump into my card I have some great news to share. If you're a regular reader then you know that I've been taking flying lessons to get my private pilot licence. Well, yesterday (yes, that would be the 13th, which happens to be a good number in my world) I passed my practical test and joined the rank of private pilots!!! Yay meeeeeeee!!! I'm still taking lessons to get my instrument rating but this is a big accomplishment so I thought I'd toot my horn a little. Toot! Toot!!! Thanks for sticking with me though...now for the real reason you came here today...my card.

I inked up my Pure Innocence Sending You a Little Christmas set from My Favourite Things. I toyed with a few different patterned papers before deciding to use my Basic Grey Jovial 6x6 pad...the colours are so rich and elegant and I thought they'd lend themselves perfectly to this classic Christmas image and sentiment. The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream and coloured with copic markers. Can I just say, I have a new love...colouring with teal!!! I added sparkle to the ornaments with a red Spica glitter pen then I added white liquid applique to the fluffy parts of her outfit. I took Jody's advice with the liquid applique and applied it once the card was all done, then set it aside to dry for the night. When I came back and heated it the next morning it puffed into perfectly realistic little puffs...thanks Jody! And I might as well thank you for one more thing while I'm at it...the little sentiment flags I see you sewing onto your cards...I shamelessly cased that idea too.  :-)

The solid cardstocks are suede brown dark, intense teal and blush red dark. I used my snowflake die-namics to create the snowflake embellishment and added sparkle with some red Swarovski crystals...they have such a wonderful sparkle IRL!!!

I hope you'll play along with this week's sketch and link your creation on Karen's blog. Now let's go see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers created with today's fabulous sketch.
Jen Tapler
Joanne Basile
Laura Fredrickson
Lynn Put
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

16 comments:

Janet said...

awesome card and CONGRATS on being a pilot!! how freakin cool is that??
hugs

Julie said...

Adorable card! Love the rich color palette you used! Your little pure innocence girl is so cute and you colored her perfectly. Love the trim on her hat and boots! Last but not least - Wow - great job on getting your private pilot's license!

Lynn said...

Big congrats on your pilot news that's fantastic!!! Your card is adorable and I love the rich colors!

Vicki said...

Congratulations on getting you pilots license, so cool!!! I have to say I have an old LOVE, it is your coloring with copics, (You know I am a big fan) I am trying to learn those, with not much luck and I so envy your talent with them!!! Love this card as always, and those PI girls are soooo cute, I need that one!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOOOOVE this girlie!! The colors are FAB...LOVE her blue scarf!
Congrats on getting your license! I am SO excited for you! WOOT!!! Can we call you Captain now...or is that just for a boat? SNORT!!

Dana White said...

CUTE!! I need to ink this one up before Christmas! CONGRATS on getting your license!!!

Nancy Thomas said...

Congrats on the licence! This card is so beautiful - love the rich color scheme.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

So sweet Karne, and congrats on getting your pilot's lisence, you crazy girl! I think I'll stay on the ground thanks!!

Leslie said...

Well "Captain Karen" - fantastic card and fantastic news! Congratulations!!!!!

Teepee said...

Karen - great news! Congrats! I envy you.

Michele Boyer said...

So very sweet! And BIG congrats on passing your test!! That's awesome!! :) :)

Joanne B. said...

I was JUST going to email you to ask! CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you!

All I can say is 1) have fun and 2) BE CAREFUL!

((((Hugs)))))

Carolina said...

Eek - jumping up and down for you...congrats on passing your test - woo hoo!!!

Adorable card btw!

Karen Giron said...

Oooooooh! SO cute!! I love this PI image - she's darling and your coloUring is super fab - love it!

Karen Giron said...

AND congrats on getting your license!! You are AMAZING!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW! I was just thinking about you wondering why I havent been here in a while and then thought-did I think you were stopping stamping when you took your flying lessons? Obviously NOT, superwoman! CONGRATS on passing your big test and your PI girlie here is adorable! You can do it ALL, girl!