I've gone so out of my comfort zone with this card for Hazel, over on CHNC. She said 'let's get inky and/or painty so I did!
It's been sponged with Tim Holtz DIs,, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, finishing with just a touch of Festive Berries around the edge.
I then stamped the Penny Black Snowy Park scene in Archival Jet Black. Once dry, I added some iridescent glitter and Polar White Flower Soft to make it look even more wintry.
The base is a Kraft card from Docrafts with a layer of Papermania Luxury Velvet Paper Redcurrant Jam, embossed using Cuttlebug's Twinkle folder.
The finishing touches are red mirror card candi (Craft Works) and a double bow in green organza ribbon.
I'm submitting it to the usual challenges:
Hazel's, at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 140 - inky and/or painty.
Hazel's other challenge - CHNC Challenge Extra for September - where, as always, the challenge is for anything as long as it's Christmas.
And, of course, Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground Week 88 ... the snippets are the pieces of green Co'redinations card used for matting.
Edit Note: Hazel has suggested that I share this card on The Glory of Christmas challenge 15: 'anything goes' challenge which I'm delighted to do.
It's a complete departure from my normal with this card. The EM loves it - he is drawn to bright colours so he likes the combination of yellow, green and red ... the Boss just sniffed and went back to sleep ... for me the jury is still out. I might just have to sleep on it.
That's me done for today. I plan an early night ... I've got a good book on the go, Sue Grafton's V is for Vengeance, almost at the end and very keen to find out whodunnit :)
I hope you have all had a lovely day and that you have an enjoyable weekend lined up.
Take care everyone and happy crafting,