Wednesday, December 3, 2008

KWerner Color Challenge #33


Hmmmm - I really wasn't very sure about these colours - not my cup of tea at all!!! However, what is a challenge if it doesn't challenge you - LOL. I decided to add to the difficulty by making a non-traditional Christmas card - maybe because I'm working too many extra days at the moment and am running waaaaayyyyy behind with my own Christmas cards - how embarrassing!!!!!! I was sitting staring at the 5 cardstock colours trying to get inspired when my son walked up and together we put this card together - I think most of the enjoyment I got from finishing the challenge came from doing it with my son......and here it is.

I stamped the large tree from the Lovely as a Tree set (a major fave of mine) in Versamark onto Whisper White and then used clear EP. I then sponged Pumpkin Pie onto the top part after masking the bottom with a post-it note. The area at the bottom of the tree was then sponged in Chocolate Chip. I removed the mask and then repositioned to make some snow hills with a light sponging of Chocolate Chip. The sentiment is from Warm Words. I was really lucky to discover some Teal rhinestones in my bling box to decorate the tree - and a sneaky gold star finished off the top (my son kept telling me to take the star off as gold wasn't a challenge colour - oh well). The Certainly Celery layer was "Cuttlebugged" using the Swiss Dots folder, and then I ran the Chocolate Chip sponge gently over the raised spots to add definition. To finish off I roughened the edge of the stamped card, drew on some snow with my white gel pen, added a piece of Taken with Teal CS and a Chocolate Chip grosgrain bow.

Hope you like it!

14 comments:

Mel Hanlon said...

Great card! You did a great job!

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Very pretty

diana said...

Wow. Love it. Wonderful use of colors and technique.

Saxo Stamper said...

hello first time in your blog - I was looking at some of the cards for colour inspiration 33. I really, really like this. I have the tres set and love it too - but not yet used it for anything of a Christmas nature. Lovely work.

travelingmama said...

wow! Gorgeous! I love your "flocked" Christmas tree!

Leonie said...

great use of the colors

Butternut Sage Designs said...

what a cool idea with the Christmas Balls on the tree...kudos! ~Donna

Carol Dunstan said...

oooh, very striking!

Chantal said...

What a great idea! Beautiful!

Jerry said...

The blue accents on the tree just "POP"!

Karen Sullivan said...

wow - lovin' those teal ornaments on the tree - so eye-catching

kareNstampZ said...

awesome tree - love the wee ornaments

Karen said...

Hi Debbie! I love this!! What fantastic use of those colours!!

Have just sent you an email to! Thanks for your lovely comment on my most recent blog post!

Karen
xo

Stamp and Smile said...

As I keep scrolling down your blog I find more and more eye candy! Great card!!!! Smiles... :)