Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cocoa Gurlee Girl by the Cozy Fireplace

Good Morning everyone!  I want to share with you a card that I made with Chelsea's Gurlee Girl image.  I had wanted to do this with my MMSC card, but to my dismay, the images did not fit into the sketch, so I just had to create this idea on a card somehow.  I just love the warm, cozy look of the fireplace and the Gurlee enjoying her hot cocoa with fluffy marshmallow cream on a comfy carpet.

We are having a rainy day here today, so the lighting wasn't so cooperative for picture taking, but I thought I would share nonetheless.  I wanted to do a couple of little touches that I didn't get to do on the card, because our bees are still giving us some trouble, and I am a little nervous rooting through my supplies to find things, but I am still really pleased with how this turned out. I would not have been happy until I created this card that has been brewing in my mind for some time now. 

I will be posting another card with this image on it next week for the challenge, and you will see how different that the settings are between the two.  It gives a wonderful idea of how differently that one image can be used for many different styles.

Thanks for dropping by for a visit today.  I appreciate if you could leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  I could use the support to get me through my bad week.  I hope that you are all enjoying a good week, and I will see you soon for the MMSC Blog Hop. 

Challenge for this card:
Stamp Something:  Brown and something
Whimsy Stamps: Get Punchy
Secret Crafter: Autumn colors


Michelle's Daydreams said...

Carolyn, this is wonderful! I love your idea of combining different stamps to creat this cozy scene. :) I also love the carpet she is sitting on too.

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Perfect. I love the fireplace image, how you colored it in,those pumpkins and carpet and the flowers along the side - the colors used. Great, TFS and can't wait for your showcased card next week.

Hope your days are getting alittle better. Jane

Chelsea said...

this is so stunning! I'm lost for words :) and is that a "rug" she is sitting on in front of the fireplace? wow! Love the whip in her cocoa too. You never fail to amaze me. Thank you so much for using this stamp Carolyn! :) Chel

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Wow carolyn this is stunning, sooo much detail it must have taken you ages to create this wonderful masterpiece.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Carolyn I think you are a saint still putting up with them nasty squatters and you have still managed to create a thing of beauty I love this to bits I could just look at it all day with the beautiful elemnets and colouring.

Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

I finally have a chance to visit my fellow bloggers and what a treat to find your card Carolyn...it is simply stunning! She truly looks like she's sitting in front of a fireplace...amazing!


Carol Hurlock said...

Carolyn, I just love this wonderful scene you have created here. It looks fabulous. Just like out of a picture book. Gorgeous!


Karen W said...

This is beautiful, I love how you put her in front of the fireplace, just stunning

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet images and beautiful colours.

Priscilla said...

AMAZING..we need to chat about this card :) love the pots with the flowers .. to darn cute girl :)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card! Love all the layers and details. Fabulous scene! Thanks for joining in at Whimsy this week! :)