Thursday, July 4, 2013

Shelly's Images Challenge - Christmas In July!

Welcome back my friends ... 

Today marks the first MONTHLY challenge over at Shelly's Images!  Everyone's lives have become SO BUSY we thought at least through the rest of the year it might be helpful to make this change a monthly challenge vs twice a month.  You can find the entire monthly challenge line up for the remainder of the year over on Shelly's Images Challenge Blog sidebar.  We sure hope you'll come join in the fun ... and just think . . . you now have more time to play!!!

Today's challenge is:

Show Us What You Got . . .

Shelly has some FABULOUS holiday images ... be sure to check them out HERE.  One of my favorites is this Christmas Cardinal . . .

There's no time like the present to get started on those Christmas holiday cards, 
so it was fun to pull out all my Christmas stash and get busy.  

I must CONFESS ... when I printed my image, I had the wrong paper in my printer (actually had matte finish photo paper) and thought "Oh Crap!  I'm not going to be able to use my alcohol markers on this paper!"   But low & behold, it actually colored up quite nicely and I didn't have to reprint after all!  In fact, I was VERY HAPPY with how the fence colors blended!

Additional Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More #52 - Make Your Mark
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes 
Ruby's Rainbow - Things with Wings

I hope you'll come join in our ANYTHING GOES - CHRISTMAS challenge!  I could use some inspiration ... my mojo has really been lacking lately!!!

Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .

Recipe for this card:

Papers:  White cs, Garden Green cs, Bo-Bunny 'Father Christmas' design paper, Kodak Matte Photo paper

Sentiment:  Shelly's Images 

Accessories:  K&Co. Brenda Walton Adhesive Chipboard, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, TH black distress marker (doodling),


Nan G said...

Love the image! Your coloring is fantastic, Dar! Looks like like I'm not the only one who does Christmas in July. :) I'll pop over to Shelly's and check out the challenge. Have a great 4th! Hugs from FL.

Kylie said...

Isnt it wonderful whe those moments happen! I think the blending worked extremely well. Great card! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Cheryl said...

What a pretty image Dar...fantastic job!

Rita said...

Beautiful card Darlene. Sometimes it's the happy accidents that inspire. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxxx

Basslady said...

your card is so amazing!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Such a amazing card.
Hugs Miranda

nwilliams6 said...

What a great Christmas card! Such vibrant colors and a beautiful image. I need to start making more of them as Christmas is getting closer every day...Hugz!

Angelique said...

Gorgeous card. Beautiful colouring.
Thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow

DT Call at Creative Fingers

Deepti Stephens said...

Beautiful and love the image.. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck..