Wishing peace

Another Christmas card, and I think it´s one of the last I´ll make this year, not because I don´t like them, on the contrary! it´s too late to send them now!!
On to my card again: I used Earth from Michelle Perkett (you can find her beautiful images here) that I colored with colored pencils, some parts are blended with mineral oil. I added dots of white pearl paint on the centers of the flowers and a few green rhinestones.
I pleated a piece of red ribbon to embellish the front of the card and attached the image with foam tape. The base of the card is an opaque acetate sheet (those you find at office supplies to bind sheets) I saved from the bin (again!) at work. I added clear stickers to write the sentiment.
On the inside I glued the patterned paper, it´s a very festive gift wrapping paper, loved the colors! I cut the borders with edge scissors and added the sentiment (from Elisa) with foam tape too and a bit of the same red ribbon. And that´s it! simple but I like it a lot too ☺

I´m playing at the following challenges:
Michelle Perkett Studio challenge blog: have a merry little Christmas
Creative Belli challenge #106: Christmas embellishments/papers
Stamping for the weekend challenge #53: Christmas
CES challenge #17: anything goes
Allsorts challenge #83: anything goes


Gina Lindsay said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, I love this image and your coloring really makes this come alive. Just beautiful!

Michelle said...

Hi Ileana!

Merry Christmas! OMG, this is gorgeous, I love that you made Earth into a Christmas card, she is so beautifully colored and I just love the word "peace" on the front and the inside is just as lovely as the outside! Thank you for joining our Have a Merry Little Christmas challenge this week, Ileana and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Holiday Hugs,


Rhonda Miller said...

This is stunning. I just love how you've colored the image. TFS.

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just amazing,stunning detail,and the coulrs are just perfect hugs cheryl xx

Unknown said...

That is so beautiful Ileana! Merry christmas

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Just wonderful! Thanks for playing the Belli Challenge!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous ileana! Your coloring is beautiful! Thank you for joining MPS this week!
Tammy x

brenda said...

Hi there

I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response this weekend.

I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the Christmas preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful holiday time.

B x

paper fun said...

She is gorgeous. I had not thought of this image as a Christmas image, but you pulled it off wonderfully.


terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting! I don't often comment here, but I do visit! Your cards are always lovely to see.

Marilyn Webb said...

Hi Ileana,
Wow what a stunning card, your coloring is amazing. She looks great as a christmas card.
I hope you have a wonderful christmas, and all the best for the new year!
hugs Marilyn

Sabina said...

Really stunning card that you have made, the image is lovely!
Thank you for taking part in the challenge over at SFTW.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!


KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at CES this time.

Cathy GD.

Mummylade said...

This is such lovely work. I'm so glad you joined the SFTW challenge with it!

Emma said...

Wow such a beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

grandmalee said...

Stunning!!! I love it inside and out! I absolutely love your coloring of Earth! It's breathtaking! The ribbon really adds the perfect touches to the inside & out. I love how you were able to recycle and turn it into such a gorgeous creation! Pat yourself on the back on this wonderful creation!