Sunday, November 22, 2009

Follow Your Heart, Edwin!

**Click HERE to go to Saturday Spotlight on Hidden Potential: Ornaments challenge post**
Stamps: Magnolia 'Edwin'. Cardstock: My Mind's Eye 'Out &About with Glitter', Doodlebug white, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Papertrey white. Ink: Memento black, Copics. Accessories: Long rectangle Nestabilities, Bazzill ribbon, cording, charm, Martha Stewart snowflake punches.

Tuesday Morning sketches challenge #20 is actually a recipe: 3 designer papers, 2 embellishments, and 1 flourish. The DPs were a cinch since I tend to collect them with a vengeance -- don't these have a fun Nordic feel? It was a little more difficult to narrow down the embellies, but I finally decided on the Bazzill ribbon (a true bargain at Archiver's at only $1.99 per 15 yds.) and a charm. Two stamping buddies, Jacque and Vicki, sent me some of these fun charms -- thanks, friends!

The flourish was the sticking part; my mind was set on a chipboard flourish, but despite copious amounts of other shapes, there were no flourishes in my stash. I ended up settling on the paper version and tried to allow only one to really show on the DP -- can you see it on the right side of the image? Fun challenge, Melissa!

The layout is based on Midnight Madness sketch #28, which had the perfect image shape for this skiing Edwin who was a gift from the very generous (and talented!) Jacque.

Now the girls and I are off to enjoy this sunshine before it really is time to break out the skis!


  1. GORGEOUS Jessica!! I love the different papers and the charms are awesome. Super job!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. What a lovely, lovely card. You have colored her beautifully and selected wonderful colors for this precious image. Great job!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  3. Angela (SCS monkeymama)November 22, 2009 at 8:06 AM

    Wow, this is a stunner Jessica! I love the colors and your coloring is fabulous!

  4. Jessica, what a beautiful card. I love the charm and the snowflakes.

    Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

    Theresa (DT)

  5. Oh my goodness this card is to die for! It is gorgeous! The colors are awesome and your coloring of Edwin is perfect! The snowflakes are gorgeous and placed just right :)


  6. Jessica,
    Totally awesome. Love how you have colored Tilda.

  7. Such a darling card! Enjoy the sun!

  8. Hi Jessica - what a stunning card!! I love everything about this gorgeous creation! Edwin is looking fabulous in these great colours. Well done combining the challenges...I love the way you have used the MMSC....the snowflakes ans charm are the perfect touches! Love it!! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week Jessica. We look forward to seeing you again next week!
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  9. Oh, Jessica - she's beautiful! I love the color combo! :D

  10. This is just totally W O W!!!

    Aweome coloring for the adorable image. That ribbon is wow. I think I need to go shop for ribbon now! The added charm is just the perfect touch!!!

  11. What a sweet card! Your coloring is phenomenal. Such lovely embellishments to. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Midnight Madness. I enjoy visiting you and see what you have created. It inspires me in my own creative endeavors!

    Midnight Madness Design Team

  12. Gorgeous card, Jessica! Your awesome bright colors really make Edwin pop :) And the cute charm on the bottom is perfect for this sketch! Thanks so much for inspiring us this week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

  13. Simply adorable. Edwin is coloured beautifully.

  14. Just perfect, Jessica! Your coloring is so beautifully and love your choices of embellishments and paper. I collect paper with a vengence as well...'cause you just never know when you might need that pattern, right? ;-)

  15. Jess, you have done a very cute cute card with Edwin! Love the very pretty coloring and cute charm.
    Jodi =)

  16. AAAAAH!!! I just LOVE this Jess!! What a beautiful creation!! You do such an amazing job with these magnolia images and your coloring!! Fabulous snowflake details and the charm adds just the right touch to this!! You rock lady!! HUGS

  17. Beautiful image coloring and the choice of DP. Love the little cute charm that made this card even sweeter!

  18. Ohhh Jessica,what a beautiful card,i love Edwin and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  19. Great coloring Jessica! Love this card, your dsp combo looks fabulous and the little charm is so sweet. Hope you enjoyed your sunshine over the weekend!

  20. WOW Jess! Coloring is Magnificent!! This is darling! :)

  21. *gasp* OH MY, I LOOOVE this Jess!! I made one or two cards with him last year, and haven't seen him since! I think he flew over to see you... must be all that snow your way, the skiing just isn't good here in the desert! LOL :)

    Your coloring ROCKS! And love the brigth ribbon and everything :)


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