Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Christmas Card Challenge Card

What a beautiful day it was here in Ontario…close to 80F and no cold wind for once. First thing this morning a friend of mine who does day care called and said she was taking the kids in a wagon for a walk downtown and if she came by my house would I walk with her? “Sure,” I said, “I would love to”. Joe walks slowly and I’m a bit faster than him but my friend power walks. Whew! I was tired by the time we got home and instead of doing some gardening I just washed the outside bay window. After lunch I did get work on the Halloween costumes and I have a quilt ready to be pinned together tonight. Busy day once again.

Today’s card was inspired by this blog challenge picture: http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.ca so I’m entering it into the challenge. But as I checked the other challenges it also qualified for these ones:

 It seldom works out that one card fits that many challenges but it did this time.


I liked the bright pink and blue in the photo challenge so I went with that but added the shiny purple because it matched the purple in the background paper – from an old 6” paper pack. There is blue in the background too and I happen to have some blue cardstock that matched it. The tree was stamped on water colour paper with Distress Ink - Warm Lipstick (spritzed it with water before stamping) – and then I added a bit of Wink of Stella to it as well. The silver lines on the tree were added with a silver gel pen. The snowflakes dots were created with Stickles. The fancy labels were die cut with two Spellbinder die sets. I added a few gems as well and the sentiment is a peel-off. This card took me so long because I was trying to get the tree to fit into the oval and for it to fit into that fancy frame. At first I had a blue frame and purple inset but didn’t like it so I reversed it. I shouldn't experiment when I'm tired!

That’s all for a sunny Tuesday, September-22-15







Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Violet! I cannot say enough how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you have done with the tree image - the coloring is fantastic and looks really festive despite the modern take with the pinks and purples! WOW! Who would not enjoy receiving this, knowing the artistic love that went into it? I'm putting on my other hat now: Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

JoAnn said...

Pretty card and pretty colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Marsha J Reed said...
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Marsha J Reed said...

Lovely card, Violet! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT @ SCCC

fabiola jaques said...

très belle création Violet, chic et classe, les couleurs que tu as choisi sont somptueuses, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Gorgeous!! Loving those colours you chose!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Lori Kobular said...

Love your Pink tree, so pretty and different! The papers and dies you used are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #26!

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