Friday, August 24, 2012


Another really fun challenge from Christmas Stampin All Year Long again this week: use non-traditional colors.  The sponsor for this week is Meljen's Designs and the prize is 4 (non-colored) images of the winners choice!!!  Now, if that isn't incentive to play along, I don't know what is!!  This card turned out quite different from how it started.  I was planning on going with pink and blue (which IS what I ended up with), but after I started coloring my image, the pink turned more into a peachy pink and then I had to scramble to find some papers that matched.  And it gave me the chance to use some paper that I have had forever and just never matched anything.  It was the perfect color, but a little blah, so I "fancied" it up a bit.  You can see it better if you enlarge the picture.  On the base panel, I used Guide Lines 2 stamped in gold and pink.  The left hand layer I stamped snowflakes in gold and the right layer I stamped a musical score also in gold.  Then I spritzed everything with a little gold glimmer mist (my new obsession) and edged all the layers with gold ink.  It really gives a subtle pattern to otherwise boring paper.  And I finally managed to use my heat and stick powder.  Thanks, Michelle, for the tips.  I used it adhere the flocking on the rim and ball of the snowman's hat.  It worked so much better than anything else I have tried.  Make sure you go over to the CSAYL blog to check out all the details, the other DT projects, and make sure you play along.  Can't wait to see what color combos you come up with!

Lollipop Crafts #87--anything goes
Seems a Little Sketchy--sketch
Card Mania #1--anything goes

Digital image: Meljen's Designs
Stamps: Verve "Ornamental Christmas"
Paper: DCWV
Cardstock: PTI "Enchanted Evening"
Dies/punches: Fiskars "Upper Crest" border punch; Verve "Charming Ovals" dies


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Heather, I love the image and the colours are fabulous


Michelle (aka Meechelle) said...

Great card, Heather! I love the layout and that snowman image is adorable.

Patricia Chalas said...

Heather lovely card! I love that image!!!


Mynn xx said...

LOVE the colors together--a fabulous use of this image!!! The bits of gold are amazing! :)

Mervi said...

Fabulous card;-))m

Jennifer said...

This is delightful! Love the colours you chose! Thanks for joining us at Seems A Little Sketchy!

Sandy Trefger said...

Wonderful non-traditional colors Christmas card! So pretty and I love the added gold! Thanks for joining us at Seems a Little Sketchy!
sandy's crafty creations said...

I like the peachy pink! What a fab result :>)

Nelle said...

Lovely card!

Thanks for joining us at Seems A Little Sketchy :)