Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cardinal Sketch + a Snowflake

Roxie has done it again! She's given us a fabulously dramatic and yet simple sketch for the SCS Sketch Challenge.

I forgot to write down the company for the cardinal image, but if you need to know, leave a comment and I will get back to you. I colored it with Copics, punched the corners of the background with a Marvy corner punch, did a bit of paper piercing, CB'd the small red panel, and added the poinsettia Prima.

This should be a card for NEXT year's stash, unless it is needed this year.
And.....so should this next card. I did this one later in the morning, but just added to this post. This was a super simple one as no coloring was involved. I just embossed the snowflake and CB'd the background. Here in Connecticut today we have several inches of snow on the ground, but we have now switched to freezing rain, and later should be switched to all rain plus thunder. All in all, a typical winter day in New England....lol!!!!


Wishing you a WONDERFUL day!!!

11 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Hi Joanne! I just love cardinals and this one is so regal sitting on his branch! your punched corners look super too! A beautiful card!

we are having all rain in Boston today - it was a little snow at home (12 miles north) and out in Western MA they have quite a bit of snow....

Crystal said...

WOWZA Joanne I LOVE this image...!!!!!! This is sooooo beautiful!!!! LOVE LOVE this holiday card!!!!

TrishG said...

Both are great. I really love the top one. Very elegant with so many great details and I love the colors and image!

Christi said...

They both are beautiful!!!

StampOwl said...

wonderful cards Joanne

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

WOW!! That cardinal is brilliant Joanne!! I love it next to that red panel!! And the white flake just POPS against the black!! Gorgeous!!

Traci M said...

Love the way you used these sketches today, Joanne...and the corners and piercing detailing on the cardinal are amazing.
I made my Christmas cards super simple this year...but if I hadn't nobody would get one!! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

These are BEAUTIFUL Joanne.

Connie M. said...

Oh wow! These are both soooo pretty, Joanne!!
LOVE the corners on the first and the elegant look of the white on black for the second!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Two beauties - Joanne!!!

The weather has gone mad for sure...LOL...we had it in the mid 70's today - crazy huh?!? Hugs ~S~

Our Little Inspirations said...

OH that cardinal!! Beautiful in his rich red color! Love the embossed panel and black mats! Great snowflake on #2 card, you've been a busy girl too!! Stay warm!