Monday, July 19, 2010

Gracie's Christmas Rose

Stop! I promise your at the right blog!LOL!! I know this is so totally different than my normal style but I was in the mood for something different. My Mom and I recently purchased some digis from a couple of the places Crissy designs for. This weeks challenge at Sunday with Crissy is Christmas in July. Now I will admit I probably cheated a tad on this one. Its very hard for me to get inspired to make a Christmas card with 100 degree weather!LOL! I knew I wanted to use this Gracie's roses image b/c it reminds me Christmas pictures we always get made for the kids so I went through some of my Christmas dp and came across this piece from BG wassail. Ive been wanting to try some monochromatic coloring and thought this sweet image was perfect for giving it a go. I used warm greys to color her and added some antique linen to the edges. I used another crocheted flower Anne was so sweet to send me and sponged it also w/the antique linen. I used Jens sfytt for my layout. Im really happy with how this turned out! See...never hurts to try something different!LOL! Have a good one!

15 comments:

Neva said...

Shannon this is fabulous, I love the black and white vintage feel of that image. so lovely

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhh, this is BEAUTIFUL Shannon. It isn't your usual style, but I LOVE it! Great image and I love that crocheted flower with that red DP!

Hampers said...

Such a wonderful set! I love this card, too - so cheery. I need to get busy!

Michele Spera said...

I love your little cutie! very nice job:-) thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy this week:-)
XMicheleX

Maria said...

Beautiful card! The Gracie Rose image is just the sweetest and you have done a wonderful job colouring her in monochromatic. The crocheted flower adds just the perfect touch. Thanks for playing along with over at Sundays With Crissy. Hugs, Maria

jdmommy said...

This sure is a departure for you, shannon, and what a gorgeous card, and great use of image! WOW!

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Shannon, love your card! The flower adds the perfect touch!! Thanks for playing with us at Sunday's With Crissy!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hi Shannon! This looks so beautiful! I love the gorgeous papers you put with her and the layout is fantastic too. Great job on the monochrome colouring as well. Just love this card, wow! Thanks for playing at SWC!

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Gorgeous!!!!!Great job with the monochromatic colouring!! Love the papers and the crocheted flower too!! Just lovely!!
Hugs,
Sarah ☺

crafty amy said...

I love the change of style and that is such a sweet image :D

Hugs

Amy xx

Lisa said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!

Zoe said...

Gorgeous Shannon! The crocheted flower is the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy.

Nancy said...

Love your blog and beautiful cards. What a great job you do of coloring! It looks like I'm going to have to get some KennyK images-they are adorable.

Melanie said...

This is beautiful Shannon! I really love the monochromatic colouring and the Wassail paper goes perfectly with Gracie. Thanks for joining us at Sundays With Crissy!

mycardz said...

Wow, this is sooo pretty! Monochrome is my very favorite technique and you did a fantastic job. So glad you could join us at Sundays with Crissy!