Saturday, 26 March 2016

Cardmaking - Rudolph Day Card for March

Hello Everyone,

Once again it's time for Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Day Challenge for March. This is a fun challenge that will be open to enter until the end of eachmonth. This is my entry for this month:
I have to admit this was a pretty simple card to make. The topper with the watercolour stroke design was from an experimental session from some time back. I was trying to imitate the effect of some stamps I spotted that were very popular at the time, but instead of a stamp I used a brush and watercolours. Once it had dried I just put away in a box full of all sorts of similar bits and bobs, stuff that I might find a use for one day. Today was it's day!

Materials use:

- a 5" square black card base
- the watercolour topper made from a scrap of white card painted with wide strokes of Spectrum Noir Aquatint Inks in red, blue and a lime/yellow shade, trimmed down to fit the front of the card
- a scrap of red linen texture printed card trimmed to create a mat for the topper
- dimensional adhesive tape to fix the topper in place
- Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
- Penny Black Wonder Collection Stamps for tree and sentiment
- Docrafts Papermania Yellow Neon Gems 

I'm also submitting the card to the following two challenges: 

CHNC Week 274 -  use a sentiment
CHNC Extra for March 2016 - always anything as long as its Christmas

Well, it's a wee while since I participated in a challenge and here I am submitting to three in one day - wonders will never cease!

Happy Crafting,


Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth, it might be simple but it's very effective and I love it. Thanks for the visit to mine too and Happy Easter, Angela x

Sarn said...

This is nice and colourful Elizabeth. That tree is fab too.

Happy Rudolph Day to you (belatedly).

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kathyk said...

Love those swathes of colour, thanks so much for entering it over at the Rudolph Day challenge

GDTM - Rudolph Day challenge

Carole Pollard said...

What a great card this looks fabulous a fab idea. Happy Easter love and hugs Carole x

Kathleen said...

What a totally different take on a Christmas card, love it.

Kath x

Greta said...

Beautifully designed, Elizabeth--may have to case this!

scrappymo! said...

This is a very cool, non traditional coloured Xmas card! Nice to have made those cooour wrapped bits of card and have it ready to use here. I think the stamp and sentiment are lovely.

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

Bonnie said...

Who needs a stamp when you can work a brush like this! Awesome!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A clever use of a very pretty snippet there Elizabeth, well done! so good to clean out another snippety piece looking up at you from your snippets collection!
Shaz in Oz.x

brenda said...

A very striking and imaginative creation Elizabeth.

Have a lovely Easter Sunday.

B x

meg said...

Striking design love the bold colours behind the tree

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A simple but very effective card, love the bright colours.

Sue xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the brush strokes with the colors. So pretty. Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
Moxie Craftie
Rudolph Days Challenge GDT

Amy DeCesare said...

Hello - I'm so happy you visited my blog, because now I've found yours! I'm going to have lots of fun seeing what kind of pretty things pop out of your head and into your crafty space! You have beautiful ideas, and they turn out so well. I love your crazy quilted needlebook, too. This card is just stunning in its originality. I love the stamped appearance of the tree against the brushstrokes.
Happy Easter!

Craftychris said...

Fabulous background for the gorgeous stamp! I haven't made my Rudolph day card yet this month! Whoops! xxx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

The colors are so striking! Really lovely!

LesleyG said...

I thought it WAS a stamp at first, well done it's fab xxx

Jennifer Scull said...

your card might be simple, but it packs quite the graphic punch! so striking and pretty!

thank you so much for joining our challenge over at The Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Blog! :)

sally said...

Nice interpretation - I recognise the stamp :-)