Friday, September 21, 2012

Elisabeth Bell - Christmas with a Non-Christmas Image

Good morning all, T - G - I - F!  If you've been stopping by this week you know that I have been looking forward to Friday!  I always find Friday nights so relaxing as I know I don't have to get up to go to work the next day, or get the kids ready for school, you know how it is.  Just one morning of hanging around the house for a few extra minutes and not having to rush out the door to be somewhere is nice.  I am not one of those people who thrives by always being on the go.  A little relaxing time at home is always a good thing.  Don't get me wrong, I only sit still when I have to, but I just love being around the house.

Today I am posting a card I made using the Elisabeth Bell digital image, Creative Genius Michele.  It's been a long time since I've participated in an Elisabeth Bell challenge but after browsing around some of her new and old images I just had to start playing along again.  Time of course is always a factor when figuring out what challenges to enter or not enter, but I am bound and determined to start visiting some of my old favorites again.  The challenge this time around at Elisabeth Bell is to make a Christmas card using a non-Christmas image.

Materials I Used for My Project:
Copic Markers
Wild Orchid Flowers
White Gel Pen
Glossy Accents
MS Border Punch
MS Frond Punch

I am also entering my card into the challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Here is their sketch for this week.

AND, here's a closer look at my colored image.

Thanks so much for stopping by today,


  1. What a cute Christmas card. Fantastic coloring and great papers. Happy to have you with us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  2. Hi Marlena - Love your card - love your Christmas paper and that image is so very cute!! I have been trying to get motivated to make some Christmas cards... Maybe this weekend...? Thanks so much for inspiring me at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Have a blessed weekend!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  3. Wow! I love this card (and honestly would NEVER have guessed that it wasn't a Christmas image, nicely colored). Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
    ~jo, SSW-DT

  4. Marlena your card is just so sweet. I love that you made it in Christmas colors. Your coloring is gorgeous.. Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

  5. what a gorgeous card ~ lovin your image...and wowza..what beautiful coloring!

  6. Wow, Marlena, this is absolutely gorgeous. Your coloring is done to perfection. I love this image done up in the Christmas theme. I would have never thought of doning that. It is stunning.
    Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  7. Wow! It has been a while since I have dropped by your blog. I definitely thought that was a Christmas image. It is gorgeous just like everything you do. Hugs & I won't stay away so long~Patti

  8. OMG~~JUST FABULOUS!!!! Marlena this is extremely brilliant!!!! Love this card--like you can't tell :) Thanks so much for joining us at EBWorld--goood luck my dear!!

  9. What a super card. And, I have to say, your colouring always blows me away. X

  10. What a amazing card ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at EBW this month!

  11. What a challenging challenge, a Christmas card without a Christmas image. Well you did magnificent, your card is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  12. OH MY - Marlena, you've outdone yourself... This is absolutely spectacular. I would have never thought to use this darling digi for a christmas card. Your coloring is gorgeous as usual my friend. Thanks so much for joining us for our Elisabeth Bells World Challenge this time.
    Big Hugs,

  13. Marlena this is an amazing card - simply gorgeous! I want to color like you when I grow up! Stunning coloring job on this - one of your best with the vibrancy of the colors. Absolute perfection with the sketch and all the wonderful details too. So glad you could join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  14. I love this image and have created with it too but I never thought of turning it into a Holiday card! Very clever and of course gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  15. Hi Marlena your Christmas card looks totally amazing I have this image and never thought of using it for a Christmas card. Love your pretty design papers and great embellishments. Just perfect. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  16. What a beautiful card! Your coloring if magnificent. --Gail


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