Hello there and how are you doing?
I am here to let you know that it is showcase day over on the MilkCoffee Blog
And our theme this time is Red and Green Must Not Be Seen (so no red and green on your creations please). This was good for me as I prefer purples and blues and silvers for my Christmas cards rather than the traditional colours.
So how did I interpret the theme? Well…….…you know when you have a design in your head and it all looks fab and you just know it’s going to be great, and then when you begin putting it together it all goes a bit Pete Tong? Well I’m afraid this card is a case in point. If it was part of my school report it would definitely be marked as ‘Could do better!’
I chose to use the super sweet Lisbeth and Winter Matches available here and failed to do her justice. She is such a cutie and of course reminds me of the achingly sad story of The Little Match Girl (sniffing noisily as we speak). I coloured her with Spectrum Noirs (quite badly as it happens, poor love, but I blame bad light and migraines. Well I’ve got to blame something!)
So the idea was pretty simple really. Christmas tree with baubles! Go Jane!
To create the background (my Christmas tree) I used a branch stamp by Chloe, stamping several times down the card then heat embossed with silver sparkle WOW powder (love, love, love this stuff).
I cut Lisbeth and my sentiment out using Spellbinders ornament dies and inked the edges to give them as little dimension. I got some free stamps with a mag the other month that match the SB ornament dies so I used some of those as well.
So I stuck them on; I stood back and …… oh. Ok, don’t panic. What can I do to rescue it?
So my ‘rescue package’ consisted of silver bows, liquid pearls and glitter domes. However, I think the ‘rescue’ failed to save the patient!
I blame the Bee Gee’s quite frankly. What? The Bee Gees? Yes the blumin’ Bee Gees. They have been my almost constant mojo motivator since I started this blogging adventure! (“You should be daaaaaaciiiiin’ Yeah!”) And I don’t seem to be able to craft without them. Grrrrr! But I turned my back on them to listen to Christmas tunes! (So my fault really!) I’m sorry Slade and Wizard, you just don’t quite cut it! Saturday Night Fever here I come.
Any road up please pop over to the MilkCoffee challenge blog to see all the amazing creations by my fellow team mates. They have excelled themselves (as always) with the gorgeous MilkCoffee images while I am currently sitting in the naughty corner!
Despite my reservations I would like to enter the following challenges: