Friday, August 19, 2011

Challenges! Challenges! Challenges!

Happy Friday Friends! We have one more week before school starts here and I feel like the summer is slipping away! We are trying to squeeze in everything that we can before we head back. Today, we went to the SEE Science Center in Manchester, New Hampshire. They have a LEGO display of the Millyard in Manchester from the early 1900's. It was wonderful! The science center is perfect for children around seven years old and younger. It's well worth the trip if you are in the area.

My card for today combines a few challenges. The sketch is for this week's Blogger's Challenge. You can find all of the details to play along on Lisa's Blog. Then, last week, I wanted to play along in the TCP Tuesday Challenge, but I ran out of time. The challenge was an inspiration challenge. You can find the photograph on Alma's blog. It was filled with reds and greens and Christmas items (trees, ornaments, holiday place settings), and made for the perfect opportunity to pull out my TCP Deep Breath set. I colored up this sweet bunny with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut him out. I used some papers from Memory Box and The Girls' Paperie. This week's TCP Tuesday Challenge is to use felt. (You can find all of the details to play along here.) I grabbed my MFT Let It Snow Die-namics to make some felt snowflakes and then I added some little buttons (made with the TCP Buttons CutUps) and Divine Twine to each snowflake. I dressed up the bottom of my card with the MFT Little Open Scallop Strip Die-namics. I used a rhinestone flourish from Michaels and the Seeing Spots embossing folder on the main panel.

Now, you may be wondering why I pulled out my Prismas. I'm usually a Copic Girl, but I had the pleasure of taking a Dave Brethauer (owner of Memory Box Stamps) coloring class last Monday night with my friend Linda. It was fabulous !! I was thrilled to learn how to use my pencils again and I thought that it was time to give them a little love too!

Thanks so much for visiting with me! I hope that you have a fantastic weekend...Toodles! :D

17 comments:

Kristie said...

This is so cute! I love how you colored the bunny!

Nancy Thomas said...

Very nice - love the Christmas colors with the smattering of snowflakes. Your coloring looks fabulous.

Terry said...

Such a cute little bunny card! Great colors and take on the sketch!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Adorable! I love the Christmas bunny!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the holiday card and the snowflakes are super cute!

Rachel said...

So cute. Love this bunny from TCP! I can't believe people are making Christmas cards already..LOL! I'm not ready yet. I need cold weather! Your coloring looks fabulous~

BarbaraW said...

Adorable image. Love the snowflake bling.

Linda Monroe said...

This is very sweet. I love the bling accent on the left side and the snowflakes are great. Sounds like you had a good trip up to NH last week. It was probably a long drive, but worth it.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

This is absolutely adorable!! Love this card Kimberly. ACK! That bunny is so sweet and your coloring is amazing! I'm not really ready for Christmas though! :-)

Vickie Z said...

Adorable and perect use of the inspiration sketch!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Girlie! This is SOOOOOOO fabulous! STUNNING coloring and I LOVE the layout and stamps you used!!

Stephanie Weiter said...

I love this card! It's so cute! Love the bunny!

JenMarie said...

Total CUTEness!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a cute Christmas card! Love your papers, coloring and embellies!

Marjie Kemper said...

Great card. I love all the bling!

Ida said...

Super Cute! Love the bling and snowflake embellishments. They go perfectly with your adorable bunny.

Lori said...

Adorable! Your pencil coloring is fabulous!