Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Merry Monday Stocking Challenge

So, we got 8 inches of snow on Monday…with another storm predicting 3-6 inches beginning around 1am Wednesday.  Good for card making if I’m snowed in again, and fun for the kids too :)As I am typing this it’s not snowing yet, so only time will tell!  There’s another storm on the horizon…oh boy!  But if I couldn’t handle the snow I’d be living in Florida.  It’s winter, what are you gonna do?!  Besides, it makes it easy to keep making Christmas cards!

Now I’d like to share my Christmas card for this weeks challenge over at  Merry Monday

Challenge #94  is a Stocking Theme.  I used this adorable image from The Artful Stamper called Elf Socks. 

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I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Flourishes Classic White card stock and colored it with Copic markers.   I used Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits to shade around the image.  Then I sponged Distress Ink in Antique Linen around the image panel.  It’s mounted on patterned paper from the Authentique pad Festive.   I found this cool button with two holes at the top instead of in the middle and tied it with black twine.   The sentiment is from Flourishes and I stamped it then hand cut the banner.   It’s a little crooked, I mean, rustic!

I love these whimsical stockings!  I think this Christmas card is super cute and I’m so excited that it’s only February and I’ve created 4 already this year!  I am really enjoying this weekly challenge at Merry Monday! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

27 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Love this! LOVE it! Those elf stockings are so cute! I'd like to run into my room and color some Christmas stockings right now, but that means I wouldn't get the Valentines and sympathy cards done that I need. There is never enough time to stamp! Hear me whine?

Juliana said...

Great image and lovely coloring!!
It's such a cute card, Danielle!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great coloring, Danielle! Love those stocking images! Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

BrendaB said...

Such a fabulous job coloring those stockings! Love this card!

Susangail Powell said...

This is so great!! Love the coloring and the layout - gorgeous card!!!

JD/ Jill said...

This is a really cute image, so nicely colored and a great layout...Lots of snow my way too, I have a bit of cabin fever...so glad I still have my electric...so I can keep warm in my stamp room and make cards...

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such fun and whimsical stockings! Great job coloring and putting it all together nicely.

Heather Jensen said...

What a darling card, Danielle. I love the folk art design. :)

Marcia HIll said...

Great card Danielle! Love those whimsical elf stockings and your coloring is just beautiful! Cute, cute card! :0)

Bonnie said...

You have knocked the socks off this challenge, Danielle! Love these elf socks! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Merry Monday!

dpkennedy said...

I hear you Leslie! Snowed in today helps me get them done ;)

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. That image is darling. Fantastic coloring too!

Katie Melhus said...

OMG I am in love with these elf socks. An all around gorgeous card! Thanks so much joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Debbie Henderson said...

Those stocking made me giggle, how cute! Great job with the challenge and Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

Cherie said...

I like the soft look of the reds and greens. Amazing coloring job and that stamp is so cute!

Susan Joyce said...

Love those adorable stockings and the DSP Danielle, such a fantastic Holiday card. Thanks for joining us again this week.

Sue Rose said...

These stockings are adorable. Love what you did with them. Super cute card!

Judy1223 said...

Danielle, I am in love with those quirky, fun elf stockings! So, so cute! I don't know where you live, but I'm getting similar snow (in NJ). Lots of days off to make cards!!! Stay warm!

Jessi Fogan said...

Rustic - you made me giggle :) I MEANT TO DO THAT! lol
This is so fun & full of whimsy, and I hear you on the snow. Brrr!

fabiola jaques said...

super joli! le tampon est magnifique et très bien mis en valeur, biz

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card, I love the papers and colours you used. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Shelia said...

Oh this just makes me smile!! Love those adorable elf stockings!!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Love your colouring! Great card!!

Deanne :)

Greta said...

Love those stockings & the paper for the background!

Karren said...

This is such a fun image and so beautifully colored. Love everything about your card! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Wendy said...

Love your cute stocking image and pretty papers! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great whimsical image and sensational coloring and design, Danielle! Congratulations on the well-deserved HM honor from MM!! It's very nice to meet you!! Hugs, Darnell