Thursday, November 13, 2008

Elzy challenge day

Today is the day we all post our Elzy challenge cards. This challenge was to use Paper Piercing. This is such a fun technique. I just LOVE piecing Elzy's clothes to match the card. I am SUCH a matchy-matchy person!! You can click here to see all the Design Team's piercing goodness. The next challenge has been announced, it's a SKETCH challenge! Yippee! Click here to see the sketch and find out how YOUR card can be shown in the challenge gallery.

For this card, I used Winter Girl. She is colored with Copic markers, has liquid applique on her trim and the ground and falling snow is stickles. I used some of last years Christmas paper from my stash and followed Jen's Sketch For You To Try. It is hard to see in the picture, but I use one of the Heidi Swapp's acrylic snowflakes. I covered it in stickles so it wasn't too transparent. I used some of my wire to wrap around it for some interest. I bought a HUGE set of colored wire about 2 years ago and never use it. Thought this snowflake would be perfect to bust out that box! LOL! The navy organdy and light blue grosgrain ribbons are from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts.

SOOOOO... I thought as long as I had all the supplies out, I thought I would make another card using the same layout and paper. Only, for this one I used Verve's newly released Ornamental Christmas. Isn't it cool how an identical card using only a different image can be so different? There is such an elegand feel to the ornament card and a fun whimsical feel to the Elzy card.

More Elzy news! There is a WINNER announced on Elizabeth's blog for the Christmas competition. I have to say, there were some AMAZING entries. A big thank you to everyone who played along and CONGRATS to the winners. Click here to see the results.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Winter Girl
Stamps - Ornamental Christmas
Paper - Night of navy, white, bashful blue, misc DP
Accessories - acrylic snowflake, wire, ribbons, silver EP (for ornament), liquid applique


  1. Very nice!! Love the color and that wore treatment!

  2. These are FABULOUS!
    Lovin' those snowflakes and LOVE the wire!!

  3. Oh I love this and I love the clear snowflake with the curly stuff under it!! Wonderful, delightful creation Michelle!

  4. Both of these cards are fabulous Michelle, I love the wire in the bows . . . fabulous idea!

  5. WOWZER!! So beautiful!!! :) Love ALL of these creations!! TFS!

  6. I love both of them! Great layout and dps. I am partial to the ornament though :)

  7. Ooooh, Roomie, your cards are soooo gorgeous!!!! I love the soft blues you used and the paper piecing looks AWESOME!!!

  8. Ooh these are just stunning! I love the Elzy! cute.