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Tuesday, June 15, 2010



Happy Tuesday Everyone!! I hope you all had a good beginning to your week. Today is my last post that I am writing from home. Today we leave for vacation. I have many posts scheduled for the next two weeks so you won't even know that I am gone...other than I can't leave comments for you until I come back.
Today I would like to share a card I made using a Whimsy Digital image from the Meljen's Digital Collection called Gruffy Little Gnome. The sentiment is from Ticket Sentiments designed by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy. I seldom do cards for men but I needed a Thinking of you or Get Well card for an older gentleman at our church who has been very ill and in out of the hospital. I thought this image was so darling and would put a smile on his face.

For my layout, I used the Midnight Madness sketch challenge for this week which I flipped. The papers are from Bo Bunny. The image is colored with Prisma Color pencils and gamsol and sparkle is added to the hat. For the ovals along the thin strip I added sewing and buttons. You can see it better if you click on the photo for a close up.

Since it is a manly card, I used the Labels Eight Spellbinders and distressed the edges. For the sentiment, there is a blank ticket in the Ticket sentiments set where hand wrote the word Sorry.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Gruffy Little Gnome and Ticket SentimentsPaper: Bo Bunny designer paperAccessories: MS punch, bayou blue grosgrain ribbon, black grosgrain ribbon (3/4 inch wide), sewing machine, silver baubles, buttons from stash, copper brads, label eight die from spellbinders.
Challenges:
  • Meljen's Designs #11-Sparkle,Glitter, Bling
  • Stampavie and more-Dots Some of the dp is covered but you can see it on the corners
  • Our Creative Corner-Focus on Corners (I turned back and distressed two corners-adding brads)
  • Charizma Cards Challenge-Spots and Stripes (although my card has a lot of detail, the dp is stripes on one piece and dots on the other, you can see the stripes on the left and the dots on the corners if you click for a close up
  • Off the Wall Craftiness-Brown,Robins Egg Blue,White ( my blue is a tad bit darker)inspiration photo:
Sorry for all the challenges but I wanted to take advantage of linking to all the challenges before I can't while I am away.

I have posts for the rest of this week and next but I won't be able to comment until I get back.

hugs,
Chris

51 comments:

Marley said...

Love it Chris!! That image is so much fun and you colored him beautifuly! hugs xx Marley

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful card Chris!! I love the sweet image !! Thanks for joining in our challenge.
big hugs tina46 xx
swf-team

Kathryn B said...

Now this is a stunning card! I love the colors you used with the layers and all that stitching! You rock! What a fun image it reminds me of my son! LOL!!!

Thanks so much for getting digi with Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see you again! ;0)

Annette Bowes said...

Oh to cute Chris, sure to put a smile on your friends face, wonderful stitching. Have a fantastic holiday, take careX:)

Karen Wilson said...

Oh my goodness, what a great image! LOVE it and love your card!! Have a wonderful holiday!

Chelsea said...

Hi Chris,
I hope he gets better soon. Your card will definitely bring a smile to him.
Have a wonderful Vacation, we will miss you.
Luv,
Chelsea

Crystal said...

AWW this is just tooooo sweet Chris, LOVE the nesties layers on this and these GREAT colors!!!! He will love this card, that image makes me always smile!!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This is gorgeous and the image is just so cute. He looks a right grumpy wee chap.
I hope you enjoy the well deserved holiday and come back refreshed and raring to go. God Bless.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Dianne said...

Hi Chris, this card is sooo cute!! He actually made me smile. Love all the layering and the colors and your coloring is always perfect.

Fantastic card.

Hugs,
Dianne

1CardCreator said...

How Cute!
Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Grace said...

Oh Chris... this is so cute! I love this grumpy little guy! I'm having trouble even imagining all the details on this card... you have to look a while or you'll miss some! LOL! Gorgeous! Have a great vacation!!!

Becky said...

This is too cute, I just love the expression on his face. Great details on this card. Have fun..

Kimberly S said...

This is just too cute Chris, and he's sure to make the lucky person who receives it, smile. :)

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Chris,i love your image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Such fun character card, the little sorry ticket is neat! Very well done Chris! xox ~Jeni

Kris said...

Omy!! Love the image!!! sooooo CUTE!!! even if he's a bit grouchy!! =D awesome detailing!!

jdmommy said...

What a fun image. Melanie is so talented, and you showcase her talents with your own! Fabulous!!

brenda said...

Hi Chris

Your card is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x
Design Team

maxine said...

This is a great card, I love the image and how you have coloured it, thanks for joining us at lexis creatios this week

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh my he is So cute - a face only a mom could love - but I bet we could make him smile if we could see the twinkly in his eye. NIce job. Thanks for getting digi with JUGS this week.

Joy said...

what a cute card...such a grouch, but oh so darling! hope you are having a wonderful time on your trip. have lots of fun and can't wait to hear about it when you get back! take care!

Kim Wilson said...

So adorable! I love the little "grouch" ha ha! Thanks for playing and good luck! One thing though, next time please post the inspiration photo in the post! Thanks! :)

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Chris and so beautifully coloured!
Clairexx

Fleur said...

Chris this is so cute, I love the funny image
A lovely card,
Thanks for taking part in my challenge over at ALLSORTS this week
Hugz Fleur xXx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh he doesn't look like a happy camper at all - lol. he probably doesn't like that you're going on vacation!!!! but it's still a beauty. the black makes it really pop.

have a super fabulous vacation!!!! spent a long time standing and looking at ALL the ODBD booth at the convention. i WANT all of them. i GOT none! go figure!

hugs :)

reeselane said...

The absent are always in the wrong. ............................................................

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Chris that image is such fun so beautifully coloured I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Andrea M said...

This is so gorgeous Chris! I love that cute, grumpy gnome :) Wonderful card! Thanks for gettin' digi with Just Us GIrls this week! Come back and join us again next week!

pam124 said...

Chris, you're early this week and I see you are knocking out a ga-zillion challenges while you are at it!! Way 2 go!! I'm lucky if I can keep up with one!!! LOL!! What a really cute and fun image and your details are unmatched my friend!! Love your ribbon/button treatment, nesties and stitching. An absolutely delightful creation once again.

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and I really hope you can play with us again next week!
Hugs
pam
MMSC - GD

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness, Chris, that image just made me belly laugh!! I love it!! A great take on the sketch!!

stampinfrog said...

Fantastic card Chris! I love this gnome and your coloring is perfect!
Have a great vacation!
Hugs,Connie

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Oh, Bless you Chris, that should put a smile on his face, sure is cute and fabulous guy colors. Hope you enjoy your vacation, Jane

Dana Gustafson said...

Hilarious! This is the exact look of my daughters when one has to begrudgingly apologize to the other...too cute! Thank you so much for sharing this with Just Us Girls!

Nilla said...

Fantastic card! Love it! Thanks for playing with us at SWF! Hugs Nilla

Lexi said...

lol i love it! that image is too cute and i love that LO :D Thanks for playing at Lexi's Creations

Hugs Lexi xxx

Sarah A said...

Hi Chris

Wow this is a real stunner and sure to cheer even the grumpiest of men up - lets face it men are pretty miserable when they are "ill".

Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing holiday.

Thanks for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs for the "One for the guys" challenge I set this week!

Sarah x

Carol said...

Chris, have a wonderful deserving vacation with your family-create some lasting moments to cherish! This card is just adorable. That image is so cute. You have given this beautiful creation your magic touch to make it so attractive. Your work is always so sensational. Thanks for joining us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge my friend.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - have a great trip with your family! I would have withdrawal from the computer and everyone! LOL! Love this card - it is fabulous - that gnome is gorgeous - I love the colours and the sentiment Gorgeous! It is great to have you playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Lisa said...

Love this card! Beautiful use of papers! Thanks for joining MelJen's challenge this week!

Cheryl said...

OMG this is so sweet,love that image and the fab colours!!!
Hugs xx

Cheryl said...

I love your card! Your coloring is wonderful. I love all the layers and details. Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Designs challenge. Good luck!

Anne said...

This is so so so beyond words CUTE Chris!! I love it! Hugs, Anne

Phyllis said...

Chris, a precious card!! Love your colors and that image is just darling. Love that grumpy little fella!! Have a wonderful vacation with your family, make lots of wonderful memories and take lots of pictures. The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week.

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh wow! This is just amazing! Love the colors, love the image, love the sentiment, I love it all!! Great job!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Sparkle, Glitter, Bling challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥

Jenny said...

Wonderful card, love it so cute!! Thanks for playing! :) :) :)

Lauretta See said...

this is gorgeous :))))))))))) WOW great colors!

Thanks for joining us on the MelJens challenge. Good luck!

Jessica G. said...

Hilarious little gnome, beautifully shaded -- he's definitely worth a smile! Hope your friend is doing better soon!!

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

Great take on the challenge at OCC... thanks for joining us:-)

Priscilla said...

Amazing..love the flip too..Here’s to another wonderful week with the Midnight Madness Challenges. Thanks for playing with us.. we love checking out your work. Missing you ;)
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris, what an adorable image. Your gnome just is perfect for this weeks sketch from Midnight Madness!
Denise

Sammibug said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us this week at Lexi's Creations.

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