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Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Gem of a Challenge - Holidays!


Today is my first post as one of the new DT members for A Gem of a Challenge, and I am tickled half to death to be here!  The prize for the lucky winner will be 2 Individual Digi images of the winner's choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS (Subject to Availability).....

Our challenge this week, as chosen by Donna, is Holidays, which can mean any holiday of the year, and you have until 6:00 pm Feb. 1 to enter.  

I chose Easter.  The stamp is "Easter Chicks," which you can find here,  and I have colored them with Copics.

I've colored their background with chalks, using a scallop circle die cut as a mask for the clouds. The two background papers were made using the emboss resist technique with slightly different stamps for each panel.

The flowers are sparkly using Liquid Pearls as their centers.  There is the teensiest little rhinestone on the girly chick's bow.

 I've used some lavender seam binding for the bow and a button with pearl for the center, plus I added one of my smaller stick pins which I made specifically for this card.  A couple of additional pearls complete this little Easter card.

Thank you so much for joining me today, and I appreciate any and all comments.  And please do stop by A Gem of a Challenge and play along.  We'd love to see you there!


Stamps: Easter Chicks (Pink Gem Designs); Tiny Tags (SU)
Ink: Perfect Plum, Regal Rose (SU), Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Extras: Clear ep, Copics, seam binding (3 Girl JAM), button, pearls, MS border punch, Edgelits Adorning Accents (SU), SB Lattice Rectangles die, Gelly Roll sparkle pens, Liquid Pearls, chalks.

Challenges entered:

ALOTA99 - Make your own background
Incy Wincy Designs - Make Us Laugh (I do every time I see the little chick with the shell on his head)
Tuesday Throwdown #131 - Furry Animals (does "fuzzy" count? They're still soft to touch!)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - What are you known for? (Using ribbon and my custom-made pins.)


Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Shea. The image is so cute and coloured beautifully. I love the papers and pretty seam binding fabulous stick pin.


Kelly Lloyd said...

Great card Shea, love those little chicks and your bow and pin look gorgeous
Hugs Kelly

Kristie Goulet said...

Shea, you never cease to amaze me with your cards! Your coloring is top notch and your added bow and pin top it off! Very cute image!

Laine said...

This is fabulous and fun Shea. I love your sweet image and the wonderful detail you add to your cards. Congratulation on your new DT post - enjoy. Thank you for your such kind comments on my work. They are always appreciated.
Hugs to you from

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shea! What an adorable Easter card! I just LOVE those little peepers and shells to accessorize with LOL. Your colors are so Springy, and gorgeous! I like the way you have color blocked your card, and the pretty died ribbon! The shading on the "peepers", though, is the best! I have not tried a stick pin, yet. That has to be next on my list of things to try! Thanks for sharing your masterpiece. I've become your newest follower! hugs, de

Kristi S said...

Gorgeous card Shea! I'm getting spring fever! Have a nice weekend!

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Shea - what a really "tweet" card this is (sorry, couldn't help myself!). Love the card, fab image and beautiful spring colours. Thanks for "Making us Laugh" at Incy Wincy Designs this week, and congratulations on your new DT spot.
Helen x (DT)

Michaela said...

Hi Shea
Congrats on your DT spot. Love your Easter card! Those chicks are super cute. Can't wait for the Spring to arrive.
Michaela xx

Sandra H said...

Hello, Wow What a fabulous card and the image is brilliant thank you for joining in our challenge over at Incy Wincy MAKE US LAUGH!! good luck with the challenge and hope to see you again GDT Member Sandra H XX

NanaConnie said...

Isn't it amazing what you can do with saeam binding without ever sewing it? :-D Gorgeous bow. Love these darling little chicks and your color combo. I'm delighted that you chose to play along in our Furry Friends challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope we're going to see your wonderful work again soon.

Anita Houston said...

Hi Texas girl! Love your custom made pins! Very beautiful! Fab card too! Thank you for playing with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!!!

Viv's Visuals said...

This made me smile Shea! At least the shell on chickies head will keep the rain from making his feathers wet! Great job!

Janet said...

Fabulous Easter card it xx