Merry Wishes!

I´m still making Christmas cards... and I´m not sure if I´ll have them done before the holidays end, but it was fun to make some of them! Here I have a different one for you: this week we are challenging you at Glitterbabe´s Challenge to create something for Christmas without red or green and this is my take to inspire you all.
The image I´m using this time is Cardinal from Glitterbabe (you can find it at Stef´s store here) colored with colored pencils.
Let me tell you a story behind my card: I was born in one of the countries in the very south of South America: Argentina, and in particular a small city in the middle of it, it´s were the gauchos came from: La Pampa. It´s a beautiful place and I miss to look around 360° and find the horizon only.... well there lives a beautiful bird, a yellow cardinal (we have a red version too, but I´ll leave that for another time), and when Stef set the challenge I thought immediately of this little beauty.
Here I show you where my country is and the area where this cardinal lives, my homeland is the red dot ☺
I found (googled them) a picture of the real bird and the drawing I used to color Stef´s Cardinal.
It´s a gorgeous bird, that sings beautifully, and it was almost extinct when I was a child, I´m not sure if it´s still on danger, hope not!
With my card again, I used digital patterned papers from Jaime that I glittered around with silver glitter glue, a silver ribbon from my stash and a hand written sentiment finish the card.  Hope you like this one and play with us this week too!

My card fits the following challenges:
Sundays with Crissy challenge #12: Christmas is coming or winter is here
Whoopsi Daisy: ribbons and bows
Dare to be Sassy challenge #50: non traditional holiday colors
Alphabet challenge blog: G is for glitter
Frosted designs: ribbon

11 comments:

Dorcas said...

Oh wow, ILleana! This is beautiful!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge.

Mona E said...

Beautiful card and beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy this week. Hugs...Mona

Marilyn Webb said...

Hi Ileana,
Woo Hoo, love this card, the coloring is just amazing, looks just like the picture. It was great to read about your homeland! Thanks for joining us this week at SSD!
hugs Marilyn

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wonderful card, fabulous work on the image. I think it is very cool that you took the time to find out so much about that bird. Thanks so much for sharing with our challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY:)

Rleen said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you color the sweet birdie.
Thank you for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy this week challenge.
Hugs, Rleen

MauMau88 said...

Wonderful!

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Alphabet Challenge

Sara said...

Very pretty, thanks for playing along with SSD!

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love your colouring on the birdie. I am impressed!! Thanks so much for playing at my challenge, Sundays With Crissy!

CraftyGirl said...

I loved hearing the story behind this gorgeous card! The cardinal is beautiful! Thanks for taking on our ribbon challenge at Frosted Designs this week!!
barb :)

Kim said...

I enjoyed the story behind the cardinal as well. Here where I live, the cardinal is a red bird. Your card is beautiful and thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!
Blessings,
Kim xXx