Saturday, December 13, 2014

Vintage Christmas Hat

     I love this new image by Rick St. Dennis!  It's called "Christmas Hat" and I got it by playing in their Progressive Challenge.  I saw so many really gorgeous color combos from others who were also entering or giving us inspiration that it took me a few days to decide what I was going to use. Ultimately, I decided to stay with the traditional red and green but used shades of those colors which we don't normally associate with Christmas.


I based my card design on the sketch at 


     I used my ProMarkers to color the image and then cut it out using a die from Spellbinders.  The sentiment was printed and cut by hand.  I added the doodles and inked the edges of the card front to mimic the outside borders of the sketch.  Finally, I did three little pearls in two corners, but reversed from the sketch.

     One of the gals in my family will get this card but I can't say which because too many of them read my blog and peek at all the Christmas cards before the day arrives.  Yes, I mean you and you know who you are!!  Shame on you!  :-D

     Challenges:
ABC Christmas
ArtbyMiran
A Vintage Journey
Crafter's Cafe
Crafty Creations
Cuttin' and Stampin'
Cuttlebug Mania
Digistamps 4 Joy  (new digi)
Dragonfly Dreams
Fitztown
It's All About the Vintage
Scrapy Land

     It's a fine Saturday morning.  Are you on your way out the door for more Christmas shopping?  Or are you staying home to finish decorating for the holidays?  Whatever you have on your list to accomplish this weekend, I hope you find some time for rest and relaxation.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

30 comments:

  1. You did an amazing job with this beautiful image. Great card. I'm staying in to wrap this weekend. Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. Love - love this image and all the beautiful colours you chose! Gorgeous card!

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  3. it's a beautiful card Connie
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

    Karin


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  4. WOW this is fabulous! I love her hat! The die is fabulous too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. Gorgeous card! Love that Spellbinder die! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #7!

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  6. Me likes a lot, especially the Frame. What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for your visit and lovely comment.
    Berni
    berni46blogspot.

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  7. WHOA! Connie, this is stunning! Your coloring is just gorgeous and love the CAS design. Great doodles too.
    Lynn

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  8. What a wonderful Victorian feel with this great image. Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

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  9. Nc that is a beautiful image and card :) Love her green eyes!!

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  10. Wow, this sure is gorgeous!!! Great colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

    Linda

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  11. What a wonderful image Connie and I love the die you used to frame it. Beautiful colors. Hugs, joann

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  12. How cool is this- love your colors- and the doodling around the outer edge. Yep- tis the season- sending youngest to China to visit the oldest Monday, so getting her ready to go : )

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  13. beautiful card thanks for joining us at my DS4J this forthnight and good luck in the draw
    hugs Tonnie

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  14. Fantastic job on the coloring. I like that you used different shades of the traditional colors. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Café for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

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  15. She is lovely, Connie! Beautifully festive and gorgeous colors! Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge using die cuts! I hope to see more of your pretty projects in the next challenge, too! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

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  16. What a great vintage Christmas card, love the festive colours. That's a great die you've used I have it as well and just love it for elegant cards. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your talents with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Hugs
    Kathie SSW2~DT

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  17. Ooh, la, la...beautiful image and wonderfully colored. I love hats and this one is gorgeous. Wish we all still wore them.

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  18. Really darling Vintage image and so beautifully colored NC!! I love the fancy frame too! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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  19. What a wonderful vintage feel this card has! Thanks for getting sketchy with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

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  20. This is amazing! I love that the woman looks a bit old, as does her hat. She's been around the block, I think. I like the greens you chose for your hat. Very well colored! Thanks for joining us at DigiStamps4Joy. Julie O, DT member

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  21. Beautiful card and lovely new image
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck..
    Ursula Uphof DT member

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  22. This is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘CELEBRATE SOMETHING NEW’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  23. Just gorgeous with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 21st ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  24. So beautiful!!!! just love the great die from Spellbinder!!! You have a knack for making me want more :) Love the colors you have used.

    Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Sparkle and Glitter progressive challenge. Hope you will join us next time Crafting Vicky RSD EDT.

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  25. Beautiful image and colours

    Thank you for joining in our challenge at A Vintage Journey

    Jools x

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  26. Beautiful card! I love your colour choices! Thanks so much for playing along with the RSD Progressive Challenge.

    ~Lady B, RSD EDT~

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  27. lovely, I love the color combo
    thanks for sharing at Rick's progressive challenge on Sparkle and Glitter

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  28. so lovely! the colours are so vibrant.. thank you so much for playing along with the progressive challenge! Rachel, RSD EDT

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  29. A beautiful vintage project!
    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you will continue to play with us next year!
    I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Very Happy New Year!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Dragonfly Dreams Owner

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