I was inspired by Linda's festive tag, but probably more so by the words in her post and how her tag came to be. She was short on time, so used a "waste" paper that was too pretty to toss. So I decided this was how I was going to make my card for the 8th entry. While I was at it, I wanted to be sure to really stress myself out and see if I could toss this together in less than 15 minutes and while using some of the elements from her fun tag.
I started with a piece that was a flop from a previous project, but like Linda's was too pretty to throw away. I have an avalanche of these pieces on my desk right now. Long story short...this didn't work with the colors of my holly in the end, so I ditched that idea, and also the idea that I would be able to finish this in the allotted 15 minutes.
What I ended up using was the "waste" from the Christmas Mixed Media Thinlit I used to cut my original holly leaves from. I colored white paper with various Distress inks in greens to make my cut from and layered this over card I painted with Golden gold acrylic paint. I used a sea sponge to dab on some white acrylic paint for a snowy background. I ended up cutting more holly from white card painted with the same shimmery gold paint and made the berries from red card.
I think it works fairly well with this little image I've been hoarding from last Christmas. It was in one of the little glassine bags that Linda includes as a gift when you order from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I think that is one of my favorite things about shopping in Linda's shop. It's those little personal touches that bring me back over and over again! The pull out tag is also from one of the gift bags, and I altered it with Walnut Stain ink, Vintage Collage medium and Rock Candy Distress glitter. I did the same with the sweet girl image, and matted it on red card. The ribbon is colored with Tarnished Brass Distress stain. Unfortunately, you will have to see this card in person to appreciate the glitter.
Here's another look at my not so quick card! I hope you will pop over to The Funkie Junkie blog to see Linda's beautiful tag for Week 8 and all the entries! If you're not in the Christmas spirit then, you might never be!
-Double D Challenges-Traditional Christmas Colors Optional Gold I have been waiting to join!
Happy Little Stampers November Anything Goes With Dies Challenge I used Spellbinders and Sizzix dies.
-Morgan's Art World-Challenge #23-Use an Item From Your Stash I used a few collage images, vintage seam binding and some gold cord from my stash.
-Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Christmas to Die For I used a Sizzix die and a Spellbinders die.
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