Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Christmas Wall

The challenge this week at Merry Monday had me thinking for a bit.  

Use the colors red, pink, light green, dark green and white.  Hmmm, what to do, what to do?

I ended up looking for images in my collection that I could color as I figured that was an easy out.  So I stamped the sled image from Winter Memories onto white watercolor paper and colored in with ink pads and blender pen.  

Wanting to incorporate most of the challenge colors into more than just the image, I also layered up the card base - something that doesn't come easily to me.  In fact, I spent more time agonising over the layers than I did coloring the image!  Anyway, the ink colors I've used are:  Early Espresso; Real Red; Pixie Pink; Crumb Cake; Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke.  For the sentiment I doctored one of the Chalk Talk framelits although I made a wee faux pas on the bottom right corner of the top layer and had to cover it up by embellishing with pearls!

Check out the other cards from the talented Merry Monday Design Team and give this non-traditional challenge a go!  You'll be so glad you did.

Products used:

Stamps:  Winter Memories; More Merry Messages
Cardstock:  Early Espresso; Whisper White; White Watercolor Paper; Candlelight Christmas DSP
Ink:  Early Espresso; Real Red; Pixie Pink; Crumb Cake; Pear Pizzazz; Always Artichoke; Black Stazon
Accessories:  Paper Piercing tool and template; Circle cutter; Brights Buttons; White Baker's Twine; Basic Pearls; Chalk Talk Framelits

Cheers
Karren

12 comments:

Susan Joyce said...

Lovely vintage take on the inspiration photo Karren, very pretty.

Lesley said...

This is the perfect set for these colours!! Gorgeous card, Karren!!

Wendy said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Karren! I love this image as you have watercolored it beautifully! Love it! :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So beautiful!!!!

Bonnie said...

I love this image and you've colored it so well and it was perfect for incorporating all these colors! Amazing mix of papers too! Great card!

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous image ... your coloring is amazing Karren! Love the layering of the different designer papers. That is something that I cannot do ... I so admire those that can and you are one of them!! Fabulous job! Loll xx

Karen D said...

I love the image you have used Karren and you have coloured it beautifully. It makes me quite nostalgic as it reminds me of lovely traditional cards.

Gloria Stengel said...

So pretty. This caught my eye on Pinterest. I love the colors and the image!

Notes by Nina said...

What a great card Karren, I love the papers you used.

artful-notions said...

Your agony paid off Karren! The levels and layers are just perfect to surround your lovely scene. Beautiful!

Karen Harris said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! You could not have picked a better layout and dp to showcase your beautiful artwork.

Margaret Moody said...

Beautiful card, Karren! Love your stamped image and you did a fabulous job of adding color to it!