3.15.2009

Going Green for Christmas



Supplies : Pattern Paper - Falala by Making Memories, Sultry Line by Basic Grey; Cardstock NEI, Kiwi, Col White by CTMH; Textured Green by Bazzil; Buttons, Ink, Markers, Prisma Glitter, Snowfriend, Life's A Jungle, and Friendship Alpha stamp set by CTMH; Marvy Snowflake punches; Glitter Embroidery Floss by Kreinik; White Gel Pen by Sakura

What a real challenge this one was! This week Sparkle challenged us to make our Christmas cards all green for St. Patty's day. Monochromatic cards are really tough for me so I spent most the week just trying to think of what I could do that would be all green. Christmas trees were on the top of my list, next to that an all sentiment card, and then maybe snowmen or bella. It wasn't until I started looking through my supplies that things began to come together for me. The Falala paper started the snowball effect and from there I went to snowmen, then somehow to alligators with the snowmen's hats, lol.


I had so much fun making these cards. They took forever, lol, but it was exciting to see how they were coming together. The buttons are hand stitched on with glitter floss, half of the paper is scissor distressed, and both the alligator and his hat were paper pieced and then colored (I used some green bazzil to give the gator more texture). I even glittered the tops of their little hats ^_~ These cards looked so fuzzy and cozy that I had to give them some warm winter sentiments. All in all I think these guys are just adorable! Don't forget to check out Sparkle's Blog for the challenge and her cards :D Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Sunday!

11 comments:

Alanna said...

WOW Marjorie. These cards are awesome. I never would have thought to use an alligator. Sparkle's green challenge really stumped me but you've done an excellent job. I love all the snowflakes with the buttons too.

itsabrt said...

These are to cool, I never did get that SOTM! BR-T

Carla Harrah said...

Great job! I would have never thought of and alligator for Christmas, but what the heck some people want a Hippopotamus. LOL!
Once again great work!

Sparkle said...

You are so creative! I love how your cards turned out! The hats are too cute on the alligator!

Anna said...

Oh, these are so cute! Love that you used a gator on there! Would be a perfect card to send to someone in FL!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

How Cute! I love the non-traditional alligator, it's just too fun.

Steph said...

These are too stinkin cute!! Love the hats on the alligators! Great job!

Sara said...

What a great card! I have found your blog, just blog-hopping and am thrilled. You have such beautiful creations and are such an inspiration!

Can't wait to see some more!

XOXO
Sara

STYLE by Heather said...

These are just the cutest! What a unique combo...alligators and winter! As always, thanks for all your inspiring creations!

Jena said...

TOO cute! Love the hats on the gators - TFS!

Jami said...

ohhh... He's so cute!