It's almost Christmas! Only a few more days! Are y'all ready? I still have lots of wrapping and baking to do. Not really sure why I'm always behind, but no matter how well I think I plan, it always comes down to the wire. And there's always that one gift that goes missing. According to the tracking, it's been doing a winter vacay in Colorado since Dec 13. How do I get a deal like that, lol?
I made this for today's Sketch Challenge (SC364) and yesterday's Color Challenge (CC354) at Splitcoast. Wonderful sketch and it turns out the colors are kinda nice together. Not sure I would have ever come up w/ the combo, but it's growing on me.
All images are Our Daily Bread designs. With these colors, I figured I would have a tough time trying to make a last minute Christmas card, so I packed that idea in pretty quickly and went w/ a spring card. I inked the clover w/ the lime ink, wiped off the little clover blooms and inked them w/ a wisteria marker. The sentiment was stamped first w/ the rose coral ink then lined up and stamped again w/ the grape ink. I used a coral marker to highlight a few of the words.
For the circular element on the left, I die cut a piece of sparkly lime dp using a Cheery Lynn die. I used the same die on a piece of wisteria colored dp but did the emboss only. I attached the lime die cut on top and trimmed around the edges. Not really sure how this came about, but I put a coral like piece of c/s under the area I cut out of the lime and attached the die cut back on top, but a little off.
I added a cuttlebug embossed strip across the bottom, w/ a little stickles and attached to a 5.50 x 4.25 card.
Thanks so much for looking! The lime dp is so sparkly, but it's hard to see here. For a close up, please see my blog: The Write Stuff where it will be in just a bit. Happy Holidays!!
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 GMT Views: 922
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 26952
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 @ 7:32 PM
Julie this is so pretty! I love your out of the box technique...I need to try that cuz it looks so cool. I really like how you tied in your square image using the lacey squares with your circle element, the cheery lynn flourish..also a lacey type look to it. Just beautiful!!
Registered: December 4, 2009 Location: Southern Utah's Dixie Posts: 18949
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 @ 5:02 AM
Julie, this creation is absolutely Gorgeous!! You have showcased the CC colors so well with this beautiful creation!! I just love how you have done the doily section and the square section, using the out of the box technique for the sentiment!!
Registered: February 3, 2005 Location: Delray Beach, FL Posts: 26753
Sat, Dec 24, 2011 @ 7:05 AM
Absolutely gorgeous, Julie! I keep eyeing this Cheery Lynn die...gotta get it! I love this sentiment as well...needed that today! Merry Christmas, and thanks for all your wonderful inspirations during the year! Hugs!