Saturday, October 16, 2021

Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge #2



Hello, friends!  It's time for another Peace on Earth Christmas ChallengeWe debuted on October 3 and I hope you had a chance to check it out.  Each new challenge begins on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and always "anything goes".  Please see the Peace On Earth challenge blog for more details.  We do have an inspiration board for you, but it's just there for fun.  Our board today:



Isn't it pretty?  Truth is, I made my card before I saw the board, but that's okay because I dearly wanted to use this very cool Power Poppy Garden of Gratitude stamp set from last year's release.  Since it's a garden-themed stamp I colored it all earthy and warm with Tombow markers and a blender pen.  A little plaid, a little self-adhesive gold trim... done!



Read up on all the info at Peace on Earth, see the awesome team samples, then show us yours!  Thanks so much for your time today.  Take care!


Stamps:  Power Poppy Garden of Gratitude  Paper:  Fabriano Artistico Extra White 140 lb hot press watercolor, Memory Box Christmas Plaid designer paper  Ink:  Ranger Archival Shadow Grey, SU Close to Cocoa  Coloring:  Tombow markers with homemade blender pen (no water)  Other:  Gold self adhesive trim

25 comments:

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image and beautifully coloured,love the P.strip and gold trim
carol x

Diane said...

What a gorgeous image this is, I can see why you were anxious to use it and you have colored it so beautifully!! Love the pretty plaid and the gold trim down the side and the gold trim really sets it all off! Thank you for my super cute Halloween card, I set it on my mantel among my decorations as every time I walk past it and see that 'cheesy' smile on the cat it makes ME smile, lol, that cat smiles as big as my Mack does, I LOVE it, thanks so much, I have yet to mail mine!!

Margaret said...

Such a gorgeous image and colored so beautifully. Love the added plaid and trim. It really sets it off and adds dome depth to it. It would be so perfect for Christmas also with the right sentiment. So lovely.

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty to have a golden glow on the left side of your Peace on Earth masterpiece, Leslie! It’s beautiful. xx

Yogi said...

lovely. Have a great day

Mac Mable said...

Ohhh that is one powerful sentiment Leslie and the most gorgeous contemporary Christmas tree image. A stunner of a card, which I love x.

Cindy Beach said...

Kindness and peace are a wonderful theme and encapsulate what your blog is about, Leslie. This beautiful masterpiece is a great addition to your card garden! I love the glow in the fruits and star, and the stick on trim is just the right bit of bling. I am thrilled for this new challenge - off to see the rest.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a lovely card! Your stamp is so unique and I love how the peel it adds to the project as well as the sentiment! Stay safe!

Cynthia M said...

Your coloring couldn't be any better! I have always been in awe of your talent...and garden! 😘

Cat Craig said...

Leslie, such wonderful coloring. You are an amazing colorist. I love seeing your images. The sentiment is something this world need a lot of.

Loll said...

You always inspire me with your amazing cards, Leslie! This is a gorgeous image and I can see why you wanted to use it. Your marker colouring is AMAZING! LOVE the plaid strip on the side and the way you've added the light coming from the left. So cool! Congrats on your new DT at Peace on Earth. I will check it out now! xx

Lynette said...

So simply beautiful, Leslie. I absolutely love it!

aussie aNNie said...

Oh love this one Leslie, wonder why I have never seen this stamp before, it's just stunning for our challenge too. xxx

I Card Everyone said...

I can totally understand why you'd want to use this darling orange tree for your card this challenge, Leslie! Oranges equate with Christmas for me - an Uncle used to send us a crate, that included oranges, kumquats, and grapefruit, every Christmas!
Beautiful stamp - beautifully colored!
=]

Sue from Oregon said...

Such a beautifully colored image Leslie. I might want to pluck a few little fruities off this tree LOL! ♥ Sue Kment

Conniecrafter said...

Love that image, so pretty, and your coloring is just beautiful, love the glow on the side with your paper and great gold border!

Christine Alexander said...

OMG such a gorgeous image Leslie, your orange tree is a great card for a green fingered friend at Christmas ♥

Susan aka rainy said...

Oh my, Leslie!! This is colored so beautifully.. the detail is amazing. What a gorgeous card. Love how you have created so much light with so much warmth. Love.

Darlene said...

What a FABULOUS stamp and of course you've colored it to perfection! LOVE your design with that strip of plaid down the side! Just beautiful as always! Hugs

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous coloring and love that strip of plaid and ribbon Leslie! I'm working on coloring cards for the grandkids Christmas cards! I decided to start early on them this year!

Kathy Krug said...

Of course, your coloring is superb and the strip of plaid with the gold trim is perfect.

Bonnie said...

Awesome coloring, Leslie! This is such a pretty image and I love the plaid strip with the shiny gold border!

HilaryJane said...

This is so lovely, it has a wonderful warm glow to it that is enhanced by the plaid stip. I haven't seen that stamp before, doesn't it make a wonderful and slightly unusual Christmas card? xx

Pauline said...

Beautifully done Leslie! Love everything about this, your colours, your design, and love that bit of yellow along the edge! Stunning! Hope you are doing well.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Just gorgeous, Leslie! I don't remember that stamp and it is lovely. You always do such a nice job with your coloring, never fails to impress me. :-)