Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Takin' the Sweet Stop Challenge...

Good Wednesday morning to ya! Oh my! It's another gloomy day here! We've had such gloomy weather for over a week, so I'm finding my sunshine working under my stamping light! It works for me, but I do hope it's a beautiful Fall day where you are!! Here it is Fall, and I'm thinking more and more about Christmas cards. This card came about from the Saturday Sweet Stop Challenge. Yet another great sketch to get your card inspiration going. Olivia owl is one of my favorite stamp sets, and all the little accessories that go with her allow you to color her up for nearly any occasion. She and all the little extras for her can be found at Sweet -n Sassy Stamps.
I used some of my new Eskimo Kisses paper by Basic Grey, and WOW do I love it! There are such wonderful patterns, and everything coordinates so perfectly. It makes bringing everything together so easy!!! I used a snow writer to add dimension to the fur on her hat, and while it was still wet, I sprinkled it with chunky clear glitter for the bling. I don't think you'll ever see one of my cards without something sparkly, or ribbon. Those are definitely my favorite elements for any card.

As always, I colored Olivia and her accessories with my SU inks and an aquapainter. I paper pieced her tummy, and cut out the holly branch, bow, candy cane, and hat (THAT WAS A LOT OF CUTTING), so that I could pop up the ones I wanted with a foam dimensional. I handstitched the edges of the striped panel, and finished everything off with the wonderful green flat back pearls that were a gift from my Secret Santa last year, Miss Kadie. This was a fun card to put together, and a great sketch! If at all possible, please take the link in my side bar over to the Sweet Stop and take the challenge. Not only can you share your artwork with all of us, you could win a prize! That ought to be some great incentive, so hop to it, and let's see what ya got!!!
Have a glorious day, my stamping friends! I am always beyone thrilled to have you join me, and I treasure all your support and comments. Blessings be to you today and always, and Happy Stamping!!
Love Ya,

21 comments:

Sandra MacLean said...

She is just GORGEOUS Lorie!! You have colored her to perfection - again! hehehe And now I must get me some of that eskimo paper too!

helen ... said...

oh waw, lovely colouring, i love yor card, it looks wonderful =)
hugssssxx
helen

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Wow! This is just absolutely stunning! I think this has got to be my favorite card. Of course I love all your cards though. Your coloring on this is beyond amazing and the details...just out of this world! Oooo that eskimo paper looks yummy...I'll have to put that on my wish list.

Catherine said...

Absolutely stunning, Lorie!!! And I love the PP on the owl's tummy - too cute! As always, your coloring has me in utter awe, and I just love all the yummy PP, pearls and sparkle!
It's a great sketch and I'm hoping to play along.
Hugs,
C-

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhh Lorie, your card is such a hoot!! Tee hee! (couldn't resist!) ALso can't resist saying this card is absolutely bananas beautiful - colored to sheer perfection! Isn't that paper the yummiest! I am afraid to use mine it's so beautiful, the whole pack! WTG to you for breaking into it and sharing this beauty for us to oogle!

Kim said...

Speechless here! OMG does come to mind though. Where do I begin. THe paper is fab, that holly branch is so incredible and your owl is sheer perfection! I want to be you when I grow up!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Nancy said...

Lorie,
This card is spectacular!!!
Your coloring is out of this world!!!

Dawn B. said...

I am agreeing with Sandra.. I want some of that paper.. It looks so great on this card.. You bring this image to life.. I really like all the small special details you add to your cards.. I need to practice that.. I love the snow writer.. I learnd something new each time I visit.. Thanks again for the Latte recipe.. I am making it when my girls come to visit the week of Thanksgiving...

Lauri said...

oh Lori! I am finally sitting down for a few minutes to catch up with what you have been up to!! All that cutting is gorgeous! What a cute cute owl!! I love how you add personality to every image you color~!

Jackie said...

Oh what a very cute card, owls are my favourite bird and I just love this image :o)
Jackie xx

Viv said...

One word.......BRILLIANT!
Hugs Viv xxx ;0)

1CardCreator said...

Such a cute owl! I love the glittery effect from your snow writer on the hat. I'll be following you here and on the Peachy Keen blog too! ~Diane

Jeri said...

What an inspiration your card is! It is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it.

Susan said...

FAB-FAB-FABULOUS! OMGosh the papers are gorgeous, your coloring and details are *amazing* as usual, and I just looove the owl! I think I've found my first SNSS set to buy! {hug}

Michelle said...

I love this image! I've never seen it before and I think it's now one of my favorites of all time! Amazing! I just love the card :)

Kristine said...

SOOO tweeet!! Love this holiday owl Lorie! :) Great job with the sketch!

Sandy said...

Something about your cards just make me want to melt! They have such a beautiful look that you can tell took time and they give lots of warmth. It's that tole painter in you! This card is so adorable!!!

kathleenh said...

This card is just amazing! Your coloring is top notch and the paper piecing and sparkle just take it to another level.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I can't believe I never said how much I LOVE this card! Great minds DO think alike! LOL

kadie said...

WOW! (jaw on desk, must pick up with both hands).
This is INCREDIBLE!! I want to run right home and CASE this. So So amazing, Lorie-Dear!

Heike said...

oh my god, how wonderful!!

Hugs, Heike

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