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vendredi 9 décembre 2011

INVENTORY CHALLENGE No. 61, Monochromatic


Happy Friday Dear Friends,
Before I speak of our challenge, I would like to thank all my team mates for giving such a warm welcome to Nadine, a friend of mine from the Scrapbook  ta vie DT team who will be playing with us every Friday. Nadine is from Quebec city, we had the pleasure to meet this fall at our girls day, and every since we have kept a pleasant exchange from e-mail to MSN messenger to which she has introduced me!! Now to our challenge, this week Christina , our team and I have chosen to explore a monochromatic theme.  this will be a very long post, full of pictures, because I have done not one, but 2 cards... Yes... twin cards. I never duplicate my projects, they are all unique. But this once, I did. I wanted to check my skills at Copic coloring, since I have mostly used my coloring pencils lately; and I was just certain, I would not be able to color RED satisfactorily, so, I stamped twice, and colored with BLUE. As I was about to finish my Tildas, my son came over to see what I was doing. I was actually pretty happy of my coloring... he said: Mom, your blues are a lot better than your reds.... Hey, what does he know? he never colored with copics!!!!! but he said he was SATISFIED with my shading. I sent him back to his room, LOL.  Enough blabla, on to my cards.

Bon Vendredi chères amies,
Avant de vous parler de notre défi, j'aimerais remercier mes coéquipières qui ont accueilli à bras ouverts ma petite amie Nadine, de notre équipe DT Scrapbook ta vie, pour jouer avec nous chaque vendredi. Nadine est de la belle ville de Québec; nous nous sommes rencontrées à notre journée de fille cet automne, et nous nous jasons régulièrement depuis, elle m,a même fait découvrir MSN!


Now to our challenge, this week Christina , our team and I have chosen to explore a monochromatic theme.  this will be a very long post, full of pictures, because I have done not one, but 2 cards... Yes... twin cards. I never duplicate my projects, they are all unique. But this once, I did. I wanted to check my skills at Copic coloring, since I have mostly used my coloring pencils lately; and I was just certain, I would not be able to color RED satisfactorily, so, I stamped twice, and colored with BLUE. As I was about to finish my Tildas, my son came over to see what I was doing. I was actually pretty happy of my coloring... he said: Mom, your blues are a lot better than your reds.... Hey, what does he know? he never colored with copics!!!!! but he said he was SATISFIED with my shading. I sent him back to his room, LOL.  And I will Enough blabla, on to my cards.

A notre défi, maintenant, cette semaine Christina, les filles et moi, avons joué avec un thème monochromatique.  Attachez votre ceinture, ce sera un long message avec beaucoup de photos. Je n'ai  pas une carte, mais bien 2 à vous présenter. Oui, des cartes jumelles, ce qui n'est pas dans mes habitudes, puisque toutes mes cartes sont uniques. Je voulais tester mes habiletés avec les Copics, puisque je les ai délaissés depuis un bout, j'avais un trip de bois! J,avais en tête une carte ROUGE, mais, vous savez comme moi que le rouge en copic est un pigment très difficile à travailler; alors je n'ai pas pris de chance, j,ai imprimé 2 séries d'images, et j'ai colorié en turquoise, juste aus cas. J,étais contente du résultat en rouge, bien que mon fils m'a dit que mes bleus étaient meilleurs que mes rouges... mais il était satisfait de mes ombres !!! Je l'ai retourné à sa chambre, et je vous épargne sa critique de mon coloriage rouge!

I was inspired by the very nice Tim Holtz die Weathered clock, so symbolic, as we are again getting close to another year. So, I had Miss Tilda pointing at time going by, and the other miss Tilda waiting, probably for Santa to show up with her gifts...

Mon point de départ pour les 2 cartes fut la magnifique découpe de tim hotlz, Weathered clock, très symbolique... nous achevons une autre année. Miss Tilda pointe le temps qui passe, pendant que l'autre Miss Tilda attend que le père Noël arrive avec ses cadeaux...

For the red card, I used the beautiful Echo Park Paper collection, Season's greetings (from SCV), along with the lovely glitter paper AC Cardstock.  I played with the folds, and used a 17inches long paper, and made 2 folds, at 6 and 12. On the cover, I cut a circle in the middle of the clock, and glued a piece of acetate. I had no time to decorate the inside pannel before taking the picture and delivering my card to SCV, but once in the store, I added some beautiful silver peel-offs, the result was very lovely, but... the peel-offs don't like the glitter paper, they just don't stay on!

Pour la carte rouge, j'ai utilisé les jolis papiers de Echo Park collection, Season's greetings, disponible chez SCrapbook ta vie, accompagnés des cartons brillants de AC Cardstock. Je voulais jouer avec la transparance et les plis dans cette carte, j'ai utilisé un carton de 17 pouces, avec des plis à 6 et 12 pouces. J'ai percé un cercle sur le couvercle de ma carte, équivalent à l'intérieur de mon horloge, et j'y ai placé de l,acétate. Je n'avais pas le temps de décorer le panneau intérieur, hier, avant d'aller la porter chez STV, une fois rendue, j'ai décoré avec des peel off. Petite expérience, les peel-off n'aiment pas le papier glitter!



Papers from Magnolia were used on the turquoise card, along the beautiful glitter silk paper from Core-dinations (from SCV).  I used the same recipe as the red card, but I had time to decorate the inside pannel with the magnolia Christmas tree, that I paper-pieced and decorated with lotssssssssss of stickles.  the little mirror snowflake is from the dollarstore! Isn't nice?

Pour la version turquoise, j'ai utilisé des papiers de Magnolia ainsique des les cartons brillants de Core-dinations (disponbles aussi chez STV) et la même recette que pour la carte rouge; j'ai pu décorer le panneau intérieur visible par le centre de l'horloge. J,ai pris la magnifique étampe de Magnolia, et j'ai ajouté beaucoup de stickles au papiers. Les petits flocons en miroir viennent de Dolorama.. Ils sont mignons n'est-ce pas?



                                        



                          

 These are all the copics I used! ce sont les couleurs copics que j,ai utilisées.


 





Well this is it for me. I will be back with another post soon... the one I was supposed to put last week on my second Dt project for december.  Please take a moment to visit my friends and team mates, on their respective blogs, and see their wonderful creations. Have a lovely weekend.

C'est tout pour moi aujourd'hui, je vous reviens un peu plus tard, cette fois avec mon 2e projet Dt, que j'ai complètement oublié de publier! Si vous avez un moment, faites un petit tour sur les blogues de mes coéquipières, elles auront certaiment des projets magnifiques à vous présenter. Bonne semaine.


Rene 





Challenge:
Just Magnolia I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

29 commentaires:

Summite a dit…

WOW WOW WOW tes cartes sont magnifiques autant l'une que l'autre. Je n'ai pas de mot pour décrire mon admiration devant ces deux cartes. J'aimerais beaucoup si tu le permet tenter d'utiliser ton modèle.... Bravo encore c'est une réussite parfaite mais je ne suis pas surprise avec ton talent et ton perfectionnisme.....

cathylynn a dit…

Good Morning Danille! Good Golly what a treat here this morning!! Two gorgeous cards!! WOW you've been very busy. I love them both!!
You colored all of these images to pefection and they are so darn loveable!!! Great use of the Tim Holtz clock!!! You are one incredible artist my friend!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Christina C. a dit…

OMG...Hon, they are both works of art! Each one is gorgeous, couldn't pick one....I want BOTH!!!!
You really put lots of work into those cards....no wonder I haven't heard from you...hahahaha!!!!!
Your coloring on both cards is SPECTACULAR...you didn't miss a beat!

Sandy a dit…

The clock is ticking and Christmas will soon be here. You have created two gorgeous cards Danielle - the coloring looks grand and the inside of both cards is fabulous! I love that little Tilda in her pj's. Don't you just want to pick her up and hug her!!
Sandy

Les Trésors de Nadine a dit…

wow Danielle c'est vraiment superbe!!!!! Je les aime autant l'une que l'autre et dit à ton fils de ne plus se mêler de ton coloriage en rouge lol!!! Il est vraiment beau...c'est tellement difficile à travailler le rouge...en tout cas BRAVO!!! Comme toujours tu nous a fait de petites merveilles!!!

bisous Nadine

Peggie a dit…

What a couple of fun cards. No wonder you made two. Love them both.

Kathy Gerace a dit…

I just LOVE both cards! What an amazing job you did on both. All that glitter WOW! Your coloring is fabulous! I would have a difficult time choosing only one of them as my favorite.
Huggeroonies,
Kathy

Sharon Caudle a dit…

Oh my gosh, Danielle!!! I LOVE these!!!! both Tildas are colored brilliantly and I ADORE how you've placed them around that awesome clock! I almost bought that die last week, and put it back. And now I'm sorry I did. *sigh* Guess I'm going to have to give in. LOL! Have a fabulous day, girlfriend!
hugs, Sharon

Elle a dit…

I would certainly have a hard time picking my favorite of the two!

Henny a dit…

These two cards are so beautiful Danielle. All that glittering for Christmascards is so nice and perfect with the clocks. Thanks for sharing.

Greetings Henny.

Harma a dit…

They both are wonderful cards I love the clock die,but when I have to pick one it is the blue love that color.
Hugs harma

Paper Tails a dit…

Danielle,

These are gorgeous! The colors are amazing.

Karen

Rene a dit…

Oh WOW!!!!! These are AMAZING! I love how you have the Tilda on top hanging over and the other one sitting on the edge! Perfection! Now, which do I like better??? Hmmm...I can't decide!!!!
Rene :D

Céline a dit…

Oh la la Danielle tes cartes sont tellement belles, il n' a pas de mot pour décrire parfaitement ce que j'en pense! de vraies merveilles!
bises
céline

Pen to Paper a dit…

WOW!!!!! Danielle, these cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love the clocks and your coloring. Whoever gets these are so lucky!!

Hugs,

Jackie

Jean a dit…

What an excellent idea you have Danielle by using Tim Holtz's clock to use as a back drop for a Christmas card.. Such a smart brain you have!! I love both your colors alike.. neither are better than the other to me and I thought you did quite well with the red.. I love both your cards and the layout is so great.. perfect job.
Hugs, Jean

Nady a dit…

OH WOW!!! elles sont magnifiques!!!
j'adore ce que tu as fais avec cette belle découpe de Tim, quelle bonne idée de faire une ouverture. Elles sont superbes toutes les 2, mais j'ai un faible pour la turquoise. bravo!
Nadyne xx

Barb Hardeman a dit…

Oh, Dani! Your cards are both amazing! I absolutely adore how brilliantly you've colored your Tilda's. I think your red's are beautiful and so very rich! Absolutely stunning work...hugs...Barb

julieprice3 a dit…

These are an absolute delight Danielle! I love the monochromatic look and the gorgeous vibrant colours you've used, outstanding creations!
Hugs Julie P

Genevieve a dit…

Une réussite totale!!
Vraiment chapeau madame!!
Mais elle est perfectionniste...le souci dans les moindres détails....il est minuit moins 1 sur chacune des cartes, jusque l'étampe en verso pour l'intérieur de la carte....vraiment de toute, toute beauté!!
Je ne peux qu'admirer ton talent!
Félicitations Danielle!!
Bon week-end!

Hélène a dit…

2 maqgnifiques cartes et très original d'avoir fait l'ouverture au centre Bravo!

Elise a dit…

Oh Danielle! These are INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS! I looove your colouring .. no matter what the colouring medium, it is perfection! I love your layouts, and even though they are "replicated" .. it is both so very special in their unique ways! Absolutely STUNNING work my dear!

ps .. lol about your son! Little does he know that his mom is an "art-eeest" (I'm using my very best French accent with my fingers up to my lips to say the word 'artist'! hehe!)

Much Love,
Elise

Karen's Fun Blog a dit…

Beautiful! What a wonderful idea!

Isabelle a dit…

J'adoooooore!!!!!!!!!

Suzan L a dit…

Hi Danielle, Both of your cards are just gorgeous!! I love them both!! Your coloring is beautiful...the red and the blue!! I also love the shaker box in the center of the clock!! Have a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Iulia a dit…

Oh la la, as you say:), these are phenomenal!!!! And how inspirational too!!! Now I'm gonna have to buy that Tim Holtz clock, maybe for next Christmas:) I can't see a differenc between your coloring with blue ior red; they are both fantastic; I think it's all a matter of taste in colors, if you ask me:). You've made a perfect choice of Tildas and how wonderful to add a shaker part too:) You know I so adhere to those:)
How did you manage to swift your Tilda? Did you stamped it on transfer paper? I wanted to do this once and didn't know how.
Have a great Sunday sweetie!
Hugs, Iulia

Norma a dit…

Oooh, Danielle, 2 stunningly gorgeous cards. I keep going back and forth between the blue and the red and still can't decide which is like better. Equally gorgeous!!! Love your colouring either with your Copics or Prismas. Fabulous design--lots of inspirations there...thanks. I haven't had time to colour either of these 2 Tildas...sigh.
Hugs,
Norma

Chris a dit…

Beautiful, Danielle! I especially love the blue one. You put so much into each card. The design is perfect as is your coloration of Tilda. Well done!

Chris

Pam Sparks a dit…

WOW! these area gorgeous Danielle... I'm gonna have to study them! I've seen this die used but haven't been real tempted to purchase it but this might just tempt me too much! lol