It's a new challenge day today at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog and the theme is pretty straightforward - Non-traditional Christmas Colours. Which generally means no red, green, gold.
Could someone explain, please then how I got really muddled considering and most of my Christmas cards never use traditional colours??? And suddenly, when the CHALLENGE is not use any - shock, panic, horror! And a total mess of a card, of course!!
The image is a Penny Black Slapstick stamp called Winter Swing.
I've been playing with Prismacolor pencils lately, moving on from mineral spirit or baby oil to pretty much using them as Copics, just layering and blending with lighter colours. I have REALLY tried to get my hands on kraft card because I adore the results Dorcas achieves on it but no luck so far, so I'm using a cheap tan slightly textured cardstock from Tesco. Those from States - it's like Target or CostCo.
I very gently sponged all the edges with Memento Rose Bud ink and distressed slightly with distress tool. Did some quick fake stitching with white gel pen.
The golden pearl swirl is made with Viva Pearl pen. I tape acetate on a sheet of swirly rubons, make a swirl, leave it to dry overnight (it makes sense to make more than one) and then cut out. This way, if you go wrong you won't have to smear the card, just wipe the acetate clean and start again :)
I would like to enter this card into following challenges:
Gingerloft (2 weeks) - great outdoors
Scrappy Frogs (3 weeks) - christmas
Crafty Emma - lovely lace
Ellephantastic (2 weeks, 1 entry) - christmas or butterfly
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - no flowers
Fairy Fun Fridays (2 weeks) - buttons and bows
Delightful Challenges - winter weather
Pals Paper Arts - ribbon or fabric
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!