Friday, August 8, 2014

Christmas Color

I will readily admit that some of the color combinations our fearless leader over at Color My Heart comes up with leave me scratching my head.  This was one of them.  Sorbet and Barn Red together, yes.  Sorbet and Pear, that works, too.  But Sorbet, Barn Red, and Pear?  I just wasn't feelin' it.  After trying to be clever and come up with something not Christmassy, I bowed to the inevitable pressure of a due date and came up with this:

The thing I like best about this card are the fake enamel dots because I made them myself.  I punched circles using two different sizes from Sorbet and Barn Red cardstock and, after affixing them to the card, covered them with Liquid Glass.  It gives you the same effect as the ones you buy pre-made, but you get to choose your own colors, sizes, and quantities.  LOVE that!

The tree was cut at 3.5" using the Artbooking cartridge.  I created the panel behind it by pulling a couple of retired Christmas sets, grabbing words and small images at random, and placing them on an acrylic block with no particular rhyme or reason other than switching up font sizes and layering in the images.  Without these particular sets, the same effect could be done by using multiple stamp sets (because who has just ONE Christmas set???) or even by creating words from different alphabets.  I stamped them in Pear and then used a Sponge Dauber to add a soft color wash over top.

I made the background for a different idea I had which, after an hour of fussing, just needed to be tossed.  It's the chicken wire background from Distressed Backgrounds.

Since I get to see what the rest of the Color My Heart Design Team comes up with before the new challenge goes live, I encourage you to go see their wonderful, non-Christmassy creations.  They will inspire you!

Until next time,


  1. Wow, that's where I was with last week's colors. Christmas is always a "go to" when I'm stuck! I love your 'designer' Christmas paper. Nicely done! I'm going to try that this.

  2. How clever! Perfect for this color dare.


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