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Sunday, September 14, 2014

a not-my-style adventure

One of the benefits of trying different challenge blogs is trying styles and combinations I wouldn't think of as my own. I can tell you that the color prompt at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - red OR blue plus black AND white plus gold OR silver intrigued me, and reminded me of the #stampingsunday prompt from Sara Levin to use Back to Black designer series paper.  I like the Back to Black paper, and I like the effect of adding color to it, but it's much more graphic than I usually feel comfortable with.    I can tell you that when I went looking for a sketch, the one Amy designed for Jingle Belles seemed perfect.  I can tell you that I wanted to use my favorite Kinda Eclectic stamp set for a Christmas card and that prompted me to use only items that can be purchased from the annual catalog, even though the Holiday catalog is full of great supplies.  But I can't tell you how this card came out of all of that at my hands, with its multiple narrow layers and boldly graphic non-traditional style:
stamp sets - Sassy Salutations, Kinda Eclectic; ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Stampin' Write marker - Real Red; Stampin' Emboss powder - Gold; card stock - Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Red glimmer;  designer series paper - Back to Black; punch - Itty Bitty Accents
I like it, though - and that's why I play along with challenges.

7 comments:

lauren bergold said...

one of the MANY things i love about you, missus, is the fact that you are ALWAYS up for an intrepid art adventure, which is awesome!!! speaking of awesome, HOW COOL is that card?!?! (hint: it is glacial, lol!) :) brilliant take on both the color palette AND amy's fabulous sketch! always happy to see your name at JINGLE BELLES! <3

Deborah Frings said...

I LOVE the bold, graphic look to your card. The gold sunburst is just fabulous and a simple, bold sentiment. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Danielle Vincent said...

I love the bold design of this card and the colors are just perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT!

Asha said...

Oh my word!!! I LOOOOVE this card. It's bold, wacky, quirky and absoutely fabulous!!! You've picked the right combo too and the cheeky little sun ... that's just genius! Thanks for joining our September Colour challenge at 52 {C}CT. Have a lovely week!
hugs, Asha

~amy~ said...

How awesome is this?! LOVE the bold non-traditional card!
Thanks for joining us at Jingle Belles!

SmilynStef said...

What a fun and festive combination of elements ... so glad you got sketchy with us at Jingle Belles.

Taunya Butler said...

Fun and very cool take on the challenge - good for you!! What a great job - love that background!!