Colour Me... Playful!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Morning, friends!  As promised, I've got my take on a playful, new palette from Colour Me...!, for you all, today.  This week we're calling for creations using Stampin' Up's Real Red, Tangelo Twist, Cucumber Crush, and So Saffron.  Here's how I was inspired.
I started this card by piecing a couple of patterned papers onto the White, cardstock, card face; topping them with a dry embossed, with stars, sheet of vellum, which was cut slightly smaller than the patterned papers themselves for a sort of frame and had been stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "MAY YOUR HOLIDAYS BE MERRY & BRIGHT" sentiment; and anchoring them all with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches.
I then stamped the wreath, in Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, and Real Red inks, on a White, cardstock die cut; popped it off the center of the card face with foam tape; and tucked a Crate Paper, deer die cut into its center.  The deer was then draped with a string of Christmas lights.  The lights were white-embossed on vellum; colored, on the backside, with five shades of yellow, orange, and green colored pencils; and hand-cut out.
A bit of white, seam binding ribbon, tied in a bow and embellished with a red, button berry, laced with white string and flanked with a couple of stamped, in Garden Green and Chocolate Chip inks, holly leaves, as well as a sprinkling of gold sequins, completes the look.
Further inspiration for this card came from Simon Says Stamps' Monday Challenge: Throwback (I chose the March 2014 Challenge: Transparent.) and Cupcake Inspirations' Challenge #333: Stars.
And here's this week's Creative Challenge No. 95 graphic to get you going in the right direction.

Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see how the rest of the team was inspired.  We'd also be honored to have you play along with us!  You have until 12 noon EST, on Monday, November 2, 2015, to link up your takes over at that same challenge link above.  And don't forget to check out last week's Creative Challenge No. 94 Top Picks, too.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Woodland Wreaths & Merry & Bright (Wplus9); Shine On (Market Street Stamps) Paper: White (Wplus9); red polka dot (Heidi Swapp); green plaid (Cosmo Cricket); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, & Chocolate Chip (SU!); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); star embossing folder (SU!); Woodland Wreaths & Merry & Bright dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); deer die cut & gold sequins (Crate Paper); button (Papertrey Ink); white string (Hobby Lobby); white seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); white embossing powder (Ranger); colored pencils (Prismacolor)

15 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and that deer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Annette Allen said...

gorgeous Christmas card..that deer head is so cool.

~amy~ said...

Jinny! I love this!

Tracy said...

Your amazing layering skills are in evidence. I know it took a lot of patience to cut out those lights. Great job! Hugs!

~Tammy~ said...

So gorgeous!!!

Team Clark said...

How utterly fabulous is this! Such an inspiration!

Maria said...

Fabulous interest and color, Tammy! Love the deer and wreath and the wonderful layers! Awesome card...love it!:-)

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Miriam Prantner said...

I really love the lightbulbs and the vellum, wonderful Christmas card!

samantha's cards said...

I love this card, beautiful

Julia Wilson said...

What a lovely card, Jinny. You have such a wonderful way of incorporating several details flawlessly. Beautiful! :)

Tanja said...

I love everything about your card: the embossed vellum, the patterned papers and all the beautiful layers - thanks for sharing your project at Cupcake Inspirations this week

Indy said...

Oh what a super festive card! So glad you joined our STARS challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Ros Crawford said...

Oh your card s stunning!! It never ceases to amaze me how you manage to incorporate all those colours so beautifully! Happy November ... have a blessed day!

Leslie said...

Beautiful!!!!