Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Tree

Okay, this really gave me a workout.  It took about two and a half hours to color.  I was pretty much done coloring and was doing some embellishments such as Stickles on the ornaments.  I decided that the cranberries on the garland night look good with small dots of liquid pearls to give them dimension.  Not!!!  Up near the star I started with the liquid pearls.  The dots were coming out too large and just didn't look good.  I very carefully tried to wipe off the two dots I had done.  What I got was a large red smear.  Nothing would take it off.  I was just going to tear the card in half and put it in the circular file.  I decided instead to cut out a larger star than what had been on the tree.  I Stickled it up and put it on a pop dot.  Fortunately, it covered my red smear very well.  the card actually looks much better in real life, when you can see all the glitter.  That was my adventure in card making this week.

I almost forgot!!! This is mt DT entry for Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge this week.  It's red and green.  So everyone get something Christmasy going and play along.

Copics:  B01, B02, C0, C1,  G28, G29, R21, R22, R24, R29,  Y19, Y21, YR07

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Heart Song Inspirations Gold or Glitter
Pile It On Traditional Christmas
2 Sisters  Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss Christmas Traditions
Mami Doodles Christmas
Crimbo Crackers Make It Sparkle
Shelley's Images Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday   Christmas Time
Wags 'n Whiskers Christmas Themed
Emerald Fairies  Christmas Green
Creatalicious Challenges Christmas/Sparkle


Judy said...

Diane, Bless your heart. Listen sweetie, your hard work in this card are very obvious. I absolutely, positively LOVE IT! The coloring quality goes without saying, but what really caught my eye is the way you layered the tree. What a unique idea, and it really gave the card that "IT factor" Beautiful, beautiful job hun. I'm very proud of you!


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,well worth the effort you put

Star said...

Oh my goodness! This is absolutely gorgeous...and I can't believe you hand colored it! It is amazing and beautiful.

xx Star

Tammy said...

WOW! What an eye-popper! Incredible coloring and colors, I can see why it took you a couple of hours to complete!

Denise said...

Oh wow!! Diane this is stunning - you really took on a job with this image - well done you. And well done for saving the day with that star. I love this so much, I can't stop looking at it. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
Denise xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!! Diane this is awesome. Your arm must be aching after all that colouring, it was well worth the effort though.


lalkygirl said...

what a stunning card ,beautifully coloured and a gorgeous design
tracey x

Bettina L. said...

This is a stunning looking christmas three. Love how the three pops off the card and right at ya!! The stickles and star look perfect and so does that bow. Hugs Bettina

Darlene said...

OH WOW this is awesome! Looks like you just plugged it into the socket!! Beautiful!
Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT

Sherri said...

All your efforts were well worth it! The tree is gorgeous! And the star turned out to be one of those happy accidents because it is just perfect!

Turtle In The Sand said...

Stunning traditional card. I had my eye on the tree, so glad to see you chose it and brought it to life. My DH always tells me I don't know when to quit. I color something to my satisfaction and then get the bright idea to add something and poof, I have made a mess. So glad you were able to cover your red smear. This card is way to pretty to be in the circular file. Hugs, Linda

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

This does look like it took a very long time to color. It's always that last touch of something that gets me. I just don't know when to quit. But lucky for you to have a plan B and it turned out gorgeous. And you tie a mean bow.

downrightcrafty said...

oh great choice of Christmas greens, thank you so much for joining us at the Emerald Garden Faerie
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have new candy if you are interested:)

Karen said...

Gorgeous Diane, what alot of colouring too, you did a great job!, fab bow too.

tellana said...

Very wonderful! That ribbon placement is so cleverly thought out.
Liva ❤

Louise said...

Beautiful Christmas card, perfect for our make it Sparkle Challenge. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious

Julie said...

I am speechless...well almost. This is gorgeous! I have always wanted to use this image but thought it would take too long. You sure make it look possible.

Anonymous said...

You must have some patience to colour this..but my what a spectacular job!Great rescue too.Love a story with a happy end :)
Lisa x

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

WeirdCat said...

Looks great and phew that you found a solution after all that work
Ruth x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Diane this is absolutely gorgeous that tree looks amazing loving the red ribbon this is one super card.
Lorraine x

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