Tuesday, November 23, 2010

joy to you and me

I had the chance last weekend to create a card to play along with the current Lili of the Valley challenge which is Glitter and Glitz.  I have so many cute Christmas images from LOTV that I have not had a chance to use yet so this was a perfect challenge!  I pulled out this adorable Igloo for Two image.  This is one of my favorite images from LOTV!  I love those cute little penguins!

I used some pretty patterned papers from October Afternoon's Good Cheer line (not a new line, but new to me).  I also used some marashino red baker's twine from my etsy shop and some green buttons.

I colored my image with copic markers.  These are the colors I used:
penguins: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, Y35, Y38, YR12
igloo: C1, C2
sled: E31, E33
presents: B00, B01, YG13, YG17, YG67, R27, R37, R89, R30, R32, R35
sky: B0000
colorless blender

After coloring my image, I added lots of stitching and some twinklets (finely ground glass) to the snowflake I had punched and to my image.  The sentiment is another one from Catslife Press.

Have a great day!


Stamps: Igloo for Two (Lili of the Valley), sentiment (Catslife Press)
Cardstock: white, vintage cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Good Cheer (October Afternoon)
Ink: tuxedo black (memento)
Accents: marashino red baker's twine, green buttons, twinklets
Tools: copic markers, sewing machine, snowflake punch, circle punch


Diane Jaquay said...

Niki, this is precious!! I love the twine and button treatment, very cool!

Monique said...

Awwe..You always have the sweetest images..Love the bakers twine too :)..Great Holiday card

Kathy Martin said...

I love this Niki! So darling!

Marie L said...

Super sweet card, Niki. Those penguins are the cutest.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is simply adorable Niki! What a delightful image! I always LOVE LOTV stamps! Wonderful mix of papers too! I simply adore that sentiment! Hope that you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving! :D

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karen q said...

I love this one, it is so sweet. The way you did the bakers twine and buttons is really cool. I must try that. Thanks for the inspiration.

Laurel Beard said...

I just want to squeeze those cute little penguins. I love them! :) As usual, I am amazed by your copic coloring. Simply in awe. I swear, you should do video tutorials for your coloring. You are the best I have seen by far.

Christina M said...

Those little penguins are the cutest! You always have such darling images, beautifully colored. Love the stitching and little details, as always!

jen shears said...

Your button treatment is so fun! Sweet image, great pp- and now I've got that song going through my head!! :D
Happy Thanksgiving!

Alice W. said...

awww... super duper cute! LOOOOOOOOVE this adorable image. have yet to color mine. just adore your card, girl! love it! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! =)

Amy Johnson said...

Oh how adorable! I love the sentiment and how you wrapped the string around the card!

pops x said...

I love this image honey fab colours a gorgeous creation big hugs love pops x x

Beate said...

Awww....this image is too cute! Your coloring is gorgeous! Wonderful card.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs and smiles

chris olsen said...

Too cute Niki! Love the colors, dp and the twine! Of course your coloring is just gorgeous. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Dawn Easton said...

So cute, Nikki! Great mix of papers!

links of london said...

Wow, this set is wonderful and I LOVE those dies, have been searching for some great leaf dies for ages!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These LOTV images are adorable and keep catching my eye. LOVE how you did the cluster of buttons with the twine. Very pretty card!

kim piggott said...

Oh this is so super cute!
Beautiful card!
kim x

diane (cookiestamper) said...

This is darling! Such a cute image and I love the baker's twine!

Deb Vandersteeg said...

You've done it again!! I am smiling. How cute is this. :)

Lea Brawn said...

Just fabulous. Love the image. Great design and detail. Best wishes Lea x