Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long

It's finally Friday and that means a new challenge from CSAYL! This week, the challenge is to use stripes on your card. Our fabulous sponsor is In Style Stamps and they are generously donating some digital images to one lucky winner!Since I wasn't able to participate last week, I decided to use TWO images on my card today to redeem myself. Meet William and Virginia...
Aren't they cute?
Obviously I decided to mix things up a bit and make a Thanksgiving card instead of a Christmas one. William and Virginia were just sooo cute and I couldn't resist! I shrunk down the girl image a bit so they would resemble my kids.
For the striped element......I used a Copic colorless blender and a ruler to make diagonal stripes on his shirt. Subtle, but effective. I really like how it came out.
To ground the images, I used some Copics to draw in grass and shadows. Then I mounted the main image onto a Soft Suede base with some patterns by BasicGrey. The patterned paper is from their Halloween collection, but I think it worked pretty well on this.
I finished it off with a rub-on sentiment and some mini leaves.
You can hop on over to the CSAYL blog to get more inspiration from the rest of the design team, and to leave a link to your creation. Thanks for taking a peek at my project today. Have a great weekend!


inlovestamping said...

Wonderful card! I just love your coloring! You do such nice work! In Style images as so fun to work with aren't they!

Connie :-)

Tina said...

this is wonderful...I only used the girl pilgrim but your card is so much cooler.

Patty Chalas said...

this is wondeful MacKenzie!!! I love your coloring....

Kerry said...

What a set of gorgeous cards!!! Love the fall colors, fabulous!!