Thursday, September 22, 2011

SOG Challenge: Holiday Colours

Hi all,

OK, first, let me explain.

I have been without a computer for a while now - so I've been running to my parents' house to set up my posts and email my projects, etc.
I just had a birthday, and my mom built me a computer from a bunch of parts - it's actually a MAC mini.
So, I'm all stoked to get started with it and have the freedom of my own computer.....
So, I take some pictures of an old card to post, and when I go to put the pics on my computer, the new computer is not picking up my camera.  So, I guess they're not compatible :-(
So, for this challenge, I had to take a pic with my iPhone and email it to myself so that I could post it. LOL
The quality is sub-standard, let me tell you.  So, I apologize in advance, and I will eventually get it sorted out, k?

**Added: OK, so I couldn't post the original picture - it made me cringe.  I rushed to my parents' house and re-took it with a proper camera. LOL

So, let's get on to it.  It's Thursday, which means we are giving you another challenge over on the Some Odd Girl blog!  This week, we have a really awesome picture to use for inspiration:

Isn't it GORGEOUS??? I love these colours for the holiday!
So, the whole DT is working with the new clear stamps for this challenge, and I'm using a holiday image from a past release, since I haven't received my stamps in the mail yet :-(
Poor girl, huh?

Here's my take with these fab colours:
My card base is Pretty In Pink CS, my patterned papers are from an Echo Park collection (I think it's called Everybody Loves Christmas, or something like that), and my mats are black.  I added a white strip across that, punched with my Martha Stewart icicle edge punch, and some Pretty In Pink grosgrain ribbon across that.  I also added some pink Martha Stewart pearls to the corners.
Next, I cut out a Soft Sky square, embossed it with my Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder, and matted that with black CS.

I printed Penguin Love onto Whisper White CS, coloured him with Copics and cut him out with a thin white border around.  I also added some Crystal Effects to the fluffy parts of his hat, and his eyes were done with black Sakura Glaze pen.

I cannot WAIT until I get my stamps...believe me, you will all hear about it. LOL

You have 2 weeks to play along with this challenge, so head over to the SOG blog and link up your card so we can see it!

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!


Leah the Orange said...

i giggled at the iPhone story, Robin, but UGH i hope you get the computer issues resolved soon! the card turned out fabulous - hope you feel it was worth all the effort! :) i love it!

Cor* said...

OH MY GOSH Robin all that has happened to you, sounds like MY LUCK! I finally recieved my stamps, so your's can't be toooo far behind! You have made one SUPER "cool" card anyways! lovely coloring and the picture quality is ROCKIN!! chin up, it'll all work out!

Lou Mac said...

I know I should laugh, but the intro to this post made me chuckle!! What a palava you've been having girl!! :(

Love, LOVE your card. Your embossed panel really helps the pengiun stand out from the busy patterned papers! Wish I'd have thought of that! LOL.

I hope your stamps arrive soon :( It's been so long!! I'll be doing the happy dance for ya once they arrive! LOL. xo

mforquer said...

Robin - this is gorgeous - I love that cutie penguin!!! gorgeous coloring too! Love it!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Robin, your card is super duper sweet & cute! Love the overall design. :)