Saturday, 9 February 2013

Winter Village Greetings Of The Season - 52 {C}CT Feb Colour Challenge

We have a colour combo for our challenge this week at 52 {C}CT and Danielle has picked an unusual - but interesting - combo for Christmas cards I think!

I stamped the Christmas Village image onto Whisper White CS with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and I added colour to a few windows with Daffodil Delight ink and a blender pen.  I layered the image panel onto Soft Suede and Early Espresso mats.  I stamped the sentiment, adhered a strip of Daffodil Delight ribbon and added a bow.  I then added Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter to various snowy parts of the image.

 The glitter is white, there's some sparkle but there's no colour in it.  Here's a close up photo so you can see it better.  Looks good as snow I think!

I was a tad stumped as to what to do for the inside and the envelope at first.  I had a rootle in my paper stash and found some Bo Bunny Snowfall paper - problem solved!  I used an MFT die to cut the Soft Suede chevron stripes.

I can't wait to see what you come up with for this colour combo, I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your cards!  Don't forget to look at the fab inspiration on offer from the rest of the DT before you get inky and take part in the challenge!

Stamps: PSX 'Winter Village', Woodware 'Wishing You' clear stamp
CS: PaperMania 5 1/4" white card blank, SU! Soft Suede & Early Espresso

Patterned paper:  Bo Bunny Snowfall
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, SU! Daffodil Delight, Blender Pen
Tools: MFT Chevron Stripes die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Perfect Layers
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Daffodil Delight stitched grosgrain ribbon, Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter

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Autumn Mist said...

Gorgeous card, Ruth, such clever use of the challenge colours.

sandie said...

Oh Ruth, I swoon, this is so wonderful. It is so inviting, I want yo be there!

Mynn xx said...

I just love this card Ruth!!! LOVE the yellow windows to show people are home! HUGS and have a great weekend! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh wow Ruth - you sooo rocked this color challenge! This is a fabulous card - truly it is :O)

I have given you a Liebster Award - go check out my blog to see what this is all about. Congrats! hugs D

Louise van Vuren said...

This is so brilliant! I would never have thought of a scene with these colours but you nailed it here! Congrats on your Liebster Award, can't wait to see your nominations

Louise xx

Jacqueline said...

Hi Ruth - love this Christmassy scene, it looks so comforting seeing the lights in the windows! - Jacqueline xx

Margaret said...

I do love your card for this weeks challenge. I have that stamp too.
Not able to join you all this week still too sore from surgery. Fingers crossed for next week.
Margaret M

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