This week’s challenge on Captain Crafter’s blog (aka Greg) was a great one. It was hard and I think I may have made it even harder on myself.
He had a sketch to follow and you had to use the following colours: So Saffron, Old Olive, Soft Sky and Groovy Guava. Okay, fine. Not asking much, are ya?
My first instinct would be to pick something flowery and soft but I resisted and decided I wanted to make a non-traditional holiday card. What the “bleep” was I thinking?
Anyhow, I started with a Naturals White card base. I like the stiffness of this cardstock. I then put a layer of So saffron on top. I used my Soft Sky Prints Designer paper in the upper left corner. I cut it out with the Coluzzle cutting tool. Oh, did I mention I turned the sketch on it’s side? Oops….
Next, I pulled out a piece of Groovy Guava cardstock and roughed up the edges and lined it with a piece of Naturals White cardstock. I stamped a greeting from Many merry messages in Old Olive ink in the centre and then stamped the snowflakes from Merry and Bright in Soft Sky around the outer edges. I lightly sponged the edges of the white cardstock in soft sky too.
Now, for the little snowman. I stamped him twice on Naturals White in Jet Black StazOn. One (the lower piece) I just punched out with a 1 3/8″ circle punch and used So Saffron and my aquapainter to colour around the outer edge of the image. The second, I watercoloured using my aquapainter and soft sky and old olive and groovy guava. I cut this little guy out and used a dimensional to put him onto the other stamped snowman. This is a great way to make an image stand out that has finicky pieces like arms and legs. Just cut out the main image and adhere to a stamped image underneath!
I then punched a 1 1/4″ circle out of a piece of Old Olive and then punched the scallop around it. I used small pieces of dimensional to adhere it to the snowman piece.
After this I thought I was done – but wait! I added a little bit of wide olive grosgrain with an Ice circle brad to the upper left corner of the salutation piece – yummy.
This is a contender to be one of my personal holiday cards this year…..or at least some parts of it……