Sunday, November 25, 2018

"V" Day at Beccy's

     These last few alphabet letters really take some thinking but Beccy (30 Days of Holidays at Beccy's Place) does give us some great hints.  Going to her list for "V" inspirations, I chose Vintage, Vermilion, Violet, and Verdigris, then added Vine on my own because of the image I chose to use. 

     It's the "7 Swans a Swimming" image from Beccy's 12 Days of Christmas set, one I don't think I've used before.  Of course, that song is now in my head for the rest of the day!


     I colored with ProMarkers, then fussy cut the image.  The coloring on the Vine round the swan's elegant neck is done with Violet (as is one of the tiny stripes in the plaid paper), Verdigris leaves, and Vermilion berries.  The dp, plus the ribbon and hand-tied bow, are Verdigris and the Vertical strip of dp is Vermilion.  I used a holly shank button on the bow (cutting off the shank before I applied it.)  The two poinsettia flowers are adhered with Pop Dots, giving some wonderful dimension.

     This year, I'm doing some Very special cards which will also be my gifts to those friends and this is one of them.  I have a friend who moved to Arizona last winter and she has collected swan figures and pictures for many years now.  I know she'll love this card! 

     Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge
Allsorts
Crafty Catz
Crafty Hazelnut's
Cute N Crafty
Frilly and Funky
Hiding in My Craft Room
Jo's Scrap Shack
Outlawz Twisted Thurs.

     That's it for today.  If you're traveling home after a Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends, be safe.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

15 comments:

Chris said...

Beautiful card, you certainly rocked the 'v' for this challenge!
So pleased you shared this lovely card at Crafty Catz this week. Please check out our DT call, not much time left to apply now!
Chris
x

Beccy said...

Gorgeous card NC, what a fabulous colour combination! I absolutely love the way you've done the ribbon over the strip of red paper. The holly sprig and the gorgeous poinsettias are fabulous embellishments. You did a wonderful job colouring the image too. Beautiful!
Cheers,
Beccy

Lori Kobular said...

I love that image of the Seven Swans a swimming!! Such a pretty card!!

brenda said...

A gorgeous creation - what's your song I wonder? Thanks so much for joining in with our 'song title' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Wendy L said...

Pretty papers, thanks for joining us at Allsorts and at Craftyhazelnuts PP Challenge too xxxx

*Vicki* said...

Wow, what a really stunning design! That image is very unique and I just love the papers and colors you've used too!! 'V' is a letter not to miss!! :) I do love violet!! HUGS

Mervi said...

Lovely and sweet card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Angela B. said...

Thank you so much for entering the Twisted Thursdays Anything Goes challenge at The Outlawz Challenges last week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next fun Anything Goes Challenge with optional twist.
Happy crafting,
Angela
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Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
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Mummylade said...

Thank you for playing along with us at Allsorts this week, I would very much have liked you to state your choice of song connected to our challenge.

NanaConnie said...

Mummylade, It's in the first sentence of the 2nd paragraph -- 12 Days of Christmas! :-D I truly didn't think anyone could miss that given my reference to "7 Swans a Swimming" and talking about the song running through my head all day.

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

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Suze said...

Gorgeous card NanaConnie. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC with an optional twist of Make Your Own Background.

Jessica K said...

Beautiful - but when do you NOT make a gorgeous creation? 💜 LOVE this!! thanks for joining us at CuteNCrafty Challenge!

Jess - DT

Creative world said...

Awesome idea and design.love it...thank you for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

Crafting Belle said...

This is a sweet card. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge #232 at A Gem of a Challenge.

Why not join our other other challenges at Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday

Hugs Lisa xxx