Saturday 26 May 2012

CHNC challenge 74: Christmas foliage

It's time for another challenge on my CHNC blog (this is a scheduled post prepared before we came to Eastbourne) so here are my cards for CHNC challenge 74.

For the first card I've used a piece of NOEL paper from Flowersoft and a piece of holly paper from Flowersoft too. The image is 'holly' from Shelly's images (they are sponsoring challenge 74). coloured with copics. I've distressed the edges first with antique linen and then with fired brick DI using a new Ink Duster ink blending brush by inkylicious - this seems to work very well, pleased with it - makes a change to the sponging technique. The Happy Holidays sentiment is chipboard from Poundland some time ago.

For the second card I've used half of a card blank I've had for ages that has a feint pattern on it, a piece of green striped card that's been in my Christmas offcuts for ages and the chipboard sentiment bauble, again originally from Poundland a long time ago.

This time I've coloured the holly image from Shelly's with promarkers and again distressed the edges with my new brush.

I'm entering these for the following challenges:

Christmas cards all year round: inspired by a Christmas carol or song - 'the holly bears a berry'
Creative craft: distressing
Tanda teaser 197: something new - the ink duster blending brush, a new way of distressing with DIs
Rudolph day May
Charisma cardz 20: no flowers allowed