Hello everyone, hope you had a great weekend. Spring has well and truly arrived here in B.C.; while it is still cool at night, during the day the temperatures are soaring into the mid-teens (Celcius that is!) and the air is alive with bird song. Our grass is even starting to green up, woo-hoo!
I've been working on a couple of projects that are truly challenging me. The first is a challenge at Jingle Belles to create 'A Very Vibrant Christmas' card inspired by this picture:
Yowza, that's a lot of colours that I never, ever use LOL! You don't have to look too far on my blog to see that I am much more comfortable with a muted, natural palette so this was indeed a challenge! It took me several tries but here is the card I finally ended up creating.
Comparing it to the challenge picture I see now that it is no where near as vibrant as it could of (should of?) been but this was the extent of my abilities I'm afraid LOL! I used some purple and turquoise cardstock to die cut the ornaments and the sentiment, and embossed the background with a 'Cracked' Texture Fades embossing folder. I highlighted the raised embossed areas with Heidi Swap 'Tinsel' spray and edged the card with 'Peacock Feathers' Distress Ink and then added some silver glitter glue over top of that. The whole card got a spritz of 'Biscotti' Perfect Pearls spray at the end.
The second challenge I have been struggling with is Tim Holtz's March tag for his 12 Tags of 2015 challenge. Once again, it is the colours I am having problems with; I love 'em but have a hard time implementing them LOL!
I don't have a tag to show you quite yet - I am on version number three at the moment and still not very happy with it! - but I'm getting closer so hopefully will be able to post it shortly. Thanks as always for stopping by and hope you have a great week. Happy and colourful creating!