Sunday, 13 December 2009

Untraditional Christmas!

Happy Sunday to you all in blogland - I hope you are all well.
My first post for today was for the challenge over at Friday Sketchers.  This is their sketch:

I have recently ordered some Whiff of Joy stamps because I think they are adorable and obviously as soon as they arrived I just had to ink them up and make something with them now didn't I?  Well you do, don't you?  So here is the card I made using the first of the three images I bought which is called "Willow with Christmas Candle" - ain't she just the cutest???

I fancied a change from the traditional colours and it seems so did some of the challenges this week.  I chose purple and blue.  I used a holly leaf backing paper which I printed off from the Festive Occasions CD from Crafter's Companion and changed the colour from green to purple using the Colouriser feature.  Then I used a purple spotty paper from a pack I've had in my stash for ages.  I used a purpley/blue text DP from a 6 x 6 blue papers pack (again can't remember what make - sorry).  I stamped the image onto a jigsaw and coloured her in using watercolour pencils, blending pencils and Sakura Gelly Glaze pens.  The two snowflakes are made using a snowflake punch from Hobbycraft and the little gem centres are from a candy win, as is the purple ribbon and the little charm attached to the ribbon (thanks Emma!)  Here is a litle close up of the image so that you can see the colours more clearly.

Hopefully you will also be able to see that I have used blue and purple chalk around the edges of the jigsaw to soften them a little.  I put a purple sentiment across the top which is available at Hobbycraft.
The other challenges I shall enter this for are as follows:
Papertake Weekly  -  Red and Green must not be seen
ABC Challenge   -  J is for Jigsaw
Craftycardmakers - Alternative Christmas (traditional image with non traditional colours)
Crazy 4 Challenges - Snowmen and/or snowflakes (I went for snowflakes)
Saturday Challenge - Snow (well snowflakes make snow!)
Simon Says Challenge - Let it snow (again, that's what snowflakes make)
Stamp Something  -  Winter Wonderland
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Your favourite Christmas Colour Combo
Whiff of Joy  -  Sparkle (the snowflakes are punched from glittered paper/card and the ribbon is sparkly too)