I am so glad I decided to play along with Maria at her Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog.  I am having fun making one of a kind Christmas cards for my friends and family.  In addition, it is nice to work with my Christmas stamps more than two months out of the year.  If you want to start making your Christmas cards, join us by checking out Maria's blog link above.  

When I saw this week's sketch, I picked out a dimensional element and took it to my stamp collection.  I placed it over the Christmas stamps I have to see what would fit inside the square.  I love how Mary and Jesus are framed.  In addition, I want to use other papers beside red and green.  This makes me think outside the box and I know the recipients of my Christmas cards will be a little surprised by the non-traditional colors.  

Instead of using my copics, I decided to play with another medium I have in my stash.  I used my CTMH watercolor pencils and my waterbrush to color and finish my Madonna image.  I picked the colors closest to my pattern paper.  Here are the pencils I used: star spangled blue, cranberry, grey flannel, fawn and oak brown.  I used various pressure with my pencils to get the desired color I wanted.  In addition, I used my medium orange memory pencil for the skin color by EK Success.

Materials used: All products CTMH unless noted.  Paper - Emporium pattern paper, cocoa cs, vineyard berry cs, white daisy cs; Stamp set - Madonna Nativity(retired); Ink - black, crystal blue, star spangled blue; Accessories - Dimensional Elements Basic Shapes (retired), white daisy organdy ribbon, crystal blue organdy ribbon, light blue crystal pearl stickers (Mark Richards), D'Vine Swirls embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

Happy Stamping!

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Connie said...

Oooo! Very pretty. It is awesome how you are keeping up with this challeng.

Barb said...

WOW! So pretty! I like how your coloring turned out on this one, very soft and perfect with the image. I think the Copics may have overpowered it. Great job!

Jeanne said...

Great job keeping up with the challenge, Kim! You are going to be so happy when the holidays come 'round again.

This card is very beautiful. Love the colors!