Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Inspire Create Challenge Colour Challenge Time! - #257

It's that time again!! Time for another of our Challenges and this is a fantastic one. Its a Colour Challenge, so one to really get those juices flowing. To be honest, I had a few goes at this one before I decided exactly what I was going to do, but I am really pleased with how it came together once I had.

I have been wanting to jump on the Eclipse Card bandwagon for a while, but have now quite got there yet, until today. Maybe it was inspired by looking out of the window (at the time of writing there are about 4 inches of snow outside, which would be unusual in January, but in December is unheard of). Whatever the inspiration was, I am delighted with the final card, the colours came together well and I am particularly pleased with the pop of colour on the O, it is all that was needed to make this card perfect, in my humble opinion; that and the Wink of Stella on the individual letters

I used the Seasons Like Christmas stamp set on Very Vanilla, mounted on Tranquil Tide and on a Very Vanilla Cardbase. I stamped the smaller tree image first, stamping three trees in the foreground in Tranquil Tide, then second generation in between and higher up the card. I then added the larger/fuller tree image in Pear Pizzazz, and again the second generation. The trunks are all in full strength Crumb Cake and I then heat embossed the baubles in White Embossing Powder for the snow. Once the stamping was done, I cut the word 'SNOW' and popped them up with Foam Strips for added height, Wink of Stella on all the words, a Real Red Solid Ribbon bow on the 'O' and it was done.

I know it is a really busy time of year, but we all need a little break from the madness that the coming of Christmas can bring, so have a crafty break and take part in this Challenge. There is no limit on the subject, so if you want to think forward to the summer (or if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, remind those of us in the depth of winter what sunshine is like!). Just click on the Colour swatch above to go to the Challenge Page and look at the amazing projects my fellow Design Team Members have to share with you.

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