Sunday, October 25, 2009

RSS Challenge 8

This Ready-Steady Stamp! challenge has got me to make my first Christmas card of 2009. That takes some doing as I'm a bit of a last minute merchant when it comes to Christmas. The colour palette was really appealing - anyway here are the criteria this time:



and here is my entry:

Sorry I forgot to "crop" the image so there's a bit more border than I would like.
The C for Christmas is obvious - done on an office labeller.
Colours, I limited myself to the three on the list and white.
Crackle - I stamped a crackle background over the whole of a tall black card, using a stamp from Stamp Camp that I got at Port Sunlight.
Snowflakes - I stamped and embossed some Elusive Images snowflakes onto white vellum with a mixture of white and sparkle powder, cut them out and stuck them on. The lilac paper is a print from an Artilicious CD with snowflakes on it.
Skinny - I cut a piece to "skinny" size and stamped part of an Elusive Images greeting on it, and added a line of stronger lilac and a line of silver with pens. I then doodled a black outline, punched a small bird using a McGill punch, coloured him lilac, stuck him on and doodled an olive branch for him to bring. I cut out a snowflake from another part of the paper and embellished it a bit with a starlight pen and added black fake stitches.
I stamped a "flying lady" by Lost Coast Designs - another Port Sunlight purchase - on another bit. I mounted these together so she looked like an angel floating down on a snowflake, and mounted these onto the skinny, stuck it together, added black ribbon and a few jewels. Hope you like it!

Enjoyed this challenge - I'm now off to try out another by the Play Date Cafe

13 comments:

IsaNorris said...

Fantastic work !! love it !
isax

Fliss said...

Lovely card Chris. I do love those Lost Coast Designs-the Party Cats are my absolute fave at the moment.
Fliss x

Sarah Anderson said...

Great card Chris, love how the lost coast design image makes it look less traditional. And that crackle is a fab background :) Love it!

scrapperjulia said...

Very creative and lovely card! It does snow in Indiana. Some years we can have a big snow and some years it doesn't snow much at all!

Tova said...

Oh great !! Love it !

nefertiti said...

Waouh!!!!very great work!!i love it!!

Willy said...

Very beautiful card!

patcrafts said...

A lovely card,very creative. It is so interesting seeing others take on each challenge

poupetteval said...

i love !! very creative and so beautiful !

Trish said...

unusual card - i love it!

CreativSpirit said...

This is a beautiful card, unusual image, but it works well.

kiki said...

beautiful card !
kiki :)

Angelnorth said...

Love your crackle background and that stamp looks fab for a non-traditional card!



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