Friday, 5 November 2010

Mrs. C. Hits The Shops


Hi everyone. When I saw this week’s Mojo sketch I just had to make a card with it. (You will have to scroll down a bit to see the sketch itself). It was the little shape at the top of the rectangle that did it…silly, I know… but I could just see it as an awning. So as you must have noticed, that’s exactly what I did with it! LOL.

To get that awning to make sense though I had to find a relevant image from my stash and this particular one was a Precious Moments digi from the Internet, downloaded some time ago which seemed perfect for a hassled Christmas shopper. I chose to colour it using Promarkers with traditional Christmas colours, paper-piecing her carefully wrapped parcels, headscarf and matching handbag. Giving her a bright red coat with white trim, I turned her into a very busy Mrs. Christmas scurrying around the shops and for the shop front itself, (which serves to frame the image), I made two pillars, again coloured with Promarkers from a long rectangle, an oval and a very short rectangle as a sturdy base. The awning I created myself too, as I couldn’t just find any red and white striped paper in my stash, but at least making it myself meant I got the proportions I wanted for the stripes. The awning is simply folded, as you can perhaps see from the photo below, but this means it will fold down flat in an ordinary envelope for postage - definitely a bonus I reckon.

Hope you like the resulting card!  (Sorry the photos are a bit poor today, but this weather is so dark and lousy, this is the best I can get).  :(


Thanks for visiting my blog, hope to see you here again soon!

Tine :)

Challenges:
Mojo – sketch
One Stitch at a Time – Christmas
Tip Top - Christmas inspired
Charisma – With love @ Christmas
ABC Christmas – Christmas (optional, mainly white)
Christmas Card Challenges – Christmas (optional candy canes)
Everybody Art – untraditional Christmas, (colours maybe traditional, but imagery isn’t)
Stampman - Christmas
Digital Tuesday – digi plus frame (I have used the shop and awning to frame the image)
Crafty Catz - spots and stripes
Pattie's Creations - Christmas.

29 comments:

  1. Christine - adorable card!

    We have a challenge going that your card fits the Christmas theme, why don't you head on over and enter!

    ☺ Sandi
    DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

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  2. Beautiful christmas card - lovely image - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
    Hugs,
    Debbie x

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  3. Christine, what an adorable image. I love your card and the colors are so perfect for my challenge at PCDC.

    Hugs
    Pattie ♥

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  4. Thanks for making it over to the challenge Christine!

    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ☺ Sandi
    DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

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  5. The paper piecing is PERFECT on that image - and so is your colouring - Love how you did her hair!!
    Hugs
    Annika

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  6. Was I love that shape at the top. Very creative. thanks for partipating in our challenge at Pattie's Creation Design Challenge.

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  7. Beautiful card!
    And I love this paper piercing
    Thanks for sharing it at digital tuesday :)
    Hugs Anneke

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  8. That's gorgeous, Tina. Love what you've done with that and a great image too.

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  9. Fabulous Christmas creation. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good Luck
    xx Vee

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  10. This is so cute, love the awning! Thanks for joing us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

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  11. Oh this is brilliant sweetie! Love the coloring.
    Thank you for joining us this week at
    TopTipTuesday
    Hope to see you real soon.

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  12. Christine, this is to cute, love how you made the awning pop out there :)...so creative..thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT - good luck

    stitchy xoxox

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  13. What a gorgeous image. Your colouring is perfect!!

    I love the way you have interpreted the design!! :) Nice job.

    Good luck for Mojo.

    Lou Mac. xo

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  14. Great card Hun!!!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you next week too
    hugs
    laney

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  15. oh WOW what a gorgeous card, love the image too, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CraftyCatz. x carol

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  16. LOVELY CARD.
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

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  17. What a totally brilliant card! I love the paper piecing and that awning is a stroke of genius! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

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  18. Great card! Thank you for joining and sharing with us at TTT at http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/

    Maggie

    x

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  19. What a lovely card! I really like the image and the awning is just brilliant! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

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  20. Awwww this is pure sweetness that gorgeous image along with your design is beautiful thank you for sharing this with us at Digital Tuesday this week.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  21. Lovely card! thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge this time,
    Samantha :0)

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  22. Just love the card, can see why you wanted to do the sketch.......lol
    Thanks for joining us over at Patties Creations!!

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  23. beautiful christmas card !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs tina46
    eac-team

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  24. Oh how adorable.....I love this....thank you for playing with us at Patties Creations....

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  25. Oh gorgeous card, beautiful details and adorable image.
    luv
    Debby

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  26. Hi Christine, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your awning is a brilliant idea. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  27. So clever your design with the awning !!

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  28. Such a cute image! Thanks for plying along at The Stamp Man Challenge

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