Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CTMH Product Spotlight Blog Hop - December

Season's Greetings to one and all!
This month's hop is focusing on CTMH Pearls and Sparkles, two of my personal favourites. As always, this is a round robin, so start anywhere you like and keep going till you get to the end. You may have just come from Jill's blog, and after you've seen my offering, you'll head to Kristie's.

Today I'm sharing a Christmas card using one of my favourite stamp sets - Ms. Holiday Cheer. As a little girl, I loved colouring and this set's got a whole lot of colouring fun to appeal to my inner child. I chose the tree trimming image because it was the one I noticed when this set was first released. So here she is:

Tree Trimming Missy was coloured in using a combination of CTMH markers and stamp pad with blending pen. Her gown needed some shimmer and I chose to heat emboss it using a mixture of clear embossing powder and Prisma glitter. I also added a touch of shimmer to her shoes and earrings and the star on top of the tree. I wanted to use the Pearls as ornaments on the tree, but they needed a little alteration. So I took out my trusty red Sharpie and gave them a new look. CTMH Pearls are available in white, mocha, and licorice but you can change the look of them with any alcohol based marker you own. So dig up those Sharpies and get to colouring! And while you're at it, enter your holiday creation in the last Heart 2 Heart challenge of the year. I know I am...

Now head on over to Kristie's blog for some more sparkly fun.

Enjoy a fun filled holiday with family and friends.
Hugs and kisses,
TraceyJ

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Colonial White; PP - Mistletoe Creative Basics; Ink - Archival Black, Brown Bag, Desert Sand, Parchment, and Taffy; Markers - Bamboo, Blending Pen, Cocoa, Garden Green, Honey, Sweet Leaf, and Tulip; Stamp Set - D1374 Ms. Holiday Cheer; Opaques Pearl Gems; Liquid Applique; Bonding Memories Glue Pen; Prisma Glitter; Clear Detail Embossing Powder; Foam Tape; Sharpie

12 comments:

Haley D. said...

Va va va voom! Gorgeous card with loads of bling!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Great tip to change the color of the pearls to work with your theme! Love all the glitter, too!

Tracy said...

This is gorgeous! I don't own this set, but now that I see it used here...I think I need to have it. I love how you altered the pearls...such a great idea!

Sheila Bennett said...

Super fun card! Really like the super-sparkly dress, and the great ornaments on the tree. And Sharpies are such a basic necessity these days. lol

Wendy K. said...

I love her dazzling dress!!

Luisa said...

Love MS Holiday stamp set and you made a great job dressing me (mean her)! Great card and use of the pearls and bling bling!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love the blinged out dress!! And great idea to use a sharpie to color the pearls :) TFS

Katy said...

LOVE this...the dress, the "balls"...very cute card!

Corina said...

So, So, CUTE!!! I love all the ornaments and the bling on the dress.

Corina

Tammy said...

I would have never guessed that the ornaments were covered with sharpie. I love how they look and I love the extra blink below the one she is holding. I also love how her dress turned out. Really makes it look like a holiday evening gown. Great job all around.

Mary said...

Fabulous! Love the sparkly dress - what the holidays are all about~ Merry Christmas!

Audrie Jean said...

Tracey Jean
What were u doing up at 3:29am? Chil ! You need to rest!
The card was gorgeous ! Very craetive ! Can't believe my own gorgeous BABY craeted this !!! ??/

Loooooovve You Babe !

PROUD M O M