Friday 18 September 2009

A bling Christmas

It's time to seriously get on with making Christmas cards, so I'm glad to see that a few challenges are spurring us on!

This card is based on the sketch for challenge 18 on Allsorts:

Allsorts also called for the card to be based on a colour combo, so my choice is bright red and turquoise - not colours I would often put together, but I think it's worked.

It also covers these challenges:

Winter Wonderland 15: Frosty the snowman (sorry - a bit late for this one)
One stop craft 46: Let it snow!
Paper Cutz 9: Christmas with LOTS of bling!

Because I need to make a lot of Christmas cards, I recently bought a kit of Christmas concept cards from QVC, although I prefer not to use it in the prescribed way, but take bits and pieces and use them in my own way.

Unfortunately, because this is a scan and the light is too poor to get a flash photo, the 'bling' of the foiled card doesn't show up as it does irl. It is a much richer, brighter red foil with cold foil swirls and the surrounds of the circle and sentiments are foiled with a bright turquoise. Also, the snowflakes are glittery.

I'm adding this photo taken in daylight that shoes the mirror card a bit better:

Autumn is nearly here ...

... and there seem to be lots of challenges on this theme atm.

I've based my card on the sketch provided on Dare U 2 digistamp for challenge 21:

and the digi image I've used was downloaded from Squigly's playhouse (which is really a kids' colouring site, but, hey, I liked the image, so why not use it:

These are the challenges covered:

Whimsy stamps
19: fun fall colors
Digital Tuesday 24: clean and simple fall card
A spoonful of sugar 69: fall into autumn
Creative Belli 74: fall or Halloween

Also for day 174 on 365 cards: Just peachy - the dominant colour on your card should be peach.

And, as I used water colours (made a change from copics) I'm also linking for Lots to do challenge 37.

I used core'dination card stock - the middle piece has been torn to reveal the inner colour and plenty of inking of edges with chalk inks.