Tuesday 17 February 2015

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

Two weeks since I showed you my sweet little Stella fairy for the Holly Jolly Fairy challenge. It was only just Christmas and New Year, and now we are halfway through February. Bring on the spring. The rational conclusion is also that it must be time for a new challenge over at Holly Jolly! This time the theme is Non-Traditional Christmas Colours. Get creative, go beyond the usual red and green and get your creative mojo going. 

As usual the Holly Jolly DT have created lots of cards for your enjoyment and inspiration. And we have three sponsors for the challenge offering great prizes to our winners. This time we are sponsored by Fitztown, Stitchy Bear and Di's Digis.

For this challenge I chose to use a beautiful image from Stitchy Bear called Winterville. Unfortunately it seems to be removed from their shop as I can't find it anymore. But they have lots of other great images, so hop on over and see if you find something that will inspire you. I wasn't quite sure how to tackle the image to not make a complete mess out of it so I decided to go for a monochromatic purple colour scheme with a pop of yellow for contrast. I coloured parts of the image with Copics, and then used foam applicators to ink the edges of the image. I added a touch of ice stickles to the trees for some oomph. The background is created using a snowflake stencil and inks. I used my brand new dies to frame the image and sentiment, and put it all together. For the finishing touch, I die cut some snowflakes, added distress stickles and put them together to an embellishment with an adhesive gem in the middle.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Charming
Clear it Out - Holiday stash, yellow or gold things (used yellow card, yellow ice stickles, snowflake dies and yellow ink from my stash)
Fantastic Tuesday - Use a die
Shopping our Stash - Inspired by a movie (Ice storm, which may seem a weird choice for a serene winter scene, but it was set in a small town and who knows what's going on inside those peaceful looking houses, which in a way was a theme for the movie as well...)
ABC challenge - D is for die cut

Card: Stampin' Up Wisteria Wonder, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm three shades of yellow
Stamp: Stitchy Bear Winterville, Stampin' Up Good Greetings
Colouring: Copics V93, V95, V99, Y15, Distress Ink Dusty Concord and Mustard Seed, Stampin' Up Slate Grey, Wisteria Wonder
Other: Imagination Crafts Snowflake Frenzy stencil, Ranger Ice Stickles Coffee Ice, Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Mustard Seed, Spellbinders Nestabilities Romantic Renctangles and Pearl Effects, All Occasion Dies Snowflakes, Papermania Adhesive Gems Capsule Sunshine


cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card, such a beautiful image.
Thank you for joining us at CHNC Extra Challenge.

Donna said...

Gorgeous Christmas scene card! Thanks for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew for our Big Screen challenge!!

Birgit said...

This is so pretty and serene. Love the color!

Darnell said...

This is very impressive in the DT gallery, Karola! I love yellow and grey together. Your scenic design is fantastic, especially punctuated by that awesome embellie!! Hugs, Darnell

Barbara Godden said...

Wonderful Christmas scene, awesome die work too, thanks for joining us for the Big Screen challenge.

Barbara Godden said...

Lovely Christmas card, Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Holliday, using gold/yellow.stash.

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 73 and my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Patty Sue 2 said...

A lovely card. Makes me think of Christmas long ago! Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE. Good luck and please play with us again!

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, this is lovely AND i'm very impressed that you've used "ice storm" as inspiration, it really does look like the (seemingly) calm tranquil landscape of the film! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

Leslie Hanna said...

I admire anyone who can use purple, and I love non-traditional holiday colors for holiday cards. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT