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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Inspiration at Crafty Creations



This week at Crafty Creations the challenge is to create a project based on this beautiful inspiration photo. So many possibilities! The rich colours, the multiple textures... I chose to focus on the subtle festive touches -- the poinsettia towels and the little evergreen wreath. And from there, I got to this: 






My first attempt, I stamped and embossed this Christmas postcard image in silver and coloured it in using the colours in the photo. It looked okay, but didn't really do the trick for me. So I tried again, leaving the details uncoloured and letting the deep green and red carry the show. 
This week is my last week as a guest designer at Crafty Creations Challenges. Sad? No -- because I'm going to join the design team full time! I'm so excited! Thank you to the fabulous ladies there, especially Peggy and Deena, for making me feel so welcome. 


Supplies: Stampin' Up very vanilla, real red and (?) green cardstock, Stampin' Up Christmas Postcard stamp, Colorbox evergreen ink, clear embossing powder, Stampin' Up ticket-corner punch, dimensionals Pin It Now!

11 comments:

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw! I love this!! Stunning sentiment there and love the color you stamped it in and with this gorgeous layout, all attention goes to the sentiment! Perfect!!!
Hugs, Wendy

marilynprestonn said...

Well you did good my dear Lindsey! Look at this card. I want to congratulate you on accepting our DT call. What an addition we have in you. Fabulous cardmaker and sweet too. It's a win win here!

Hugsxo

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love it--I love the green and red!! CONGRATS on joining the team!!!! That's fabulous news!! Can't wait to see what else you will share/make:)

acreativeneed said...

I love this classic beauty!! The red and green is so traditional and I love that! I'm thrilled that you've joined our team full time Lindsey!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh, this is just the perfect CAS card, Linds! I love all the green with a pop of red border. Congrats on joining the CCC DT!! Woohoo!

Meg said...

Oh this is just gorgeous--I'm glad you left it uncolored, looks so "vintagey" that way.

And a BIG CONGRATS on joining the team full-time! Now if only I could find some time to play along!

Donelda said...

This is such a great CAS card! It is perfect with the green and red carrying the show! Nothing more is needed! Congrats on the DT!! :)

Karin said...

What a gorgeous stamp! It is the perfect thing for a CAS card and I love the rich traditional red and green!

Claire Phillips said...

Really elegant card - so pleased you are joining us permentantly! Cheers Claire x

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

simplicity at it's best, this is so gorgeous. Congrats on staying on with the team!!! yahoo.

Jen W. said...

Wish the Christmas elves would come and make my bathroom look like that! :)

Big congrats on joining the DT full time! Whoop whoop! :)

I love that image just in green and that perfect touch of red in the border.