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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Blogger's Challenge - Color Challenge: Blue, Green and Brown

Hello fellow bloggers, I have a  special Santa card for this Friday's Challenge.  We were given the task of incorporating the colors of Brown, Green and Blue into our designs...
Thank you to our list mom, Lisa Somerville for inspiring us to broaden the color spectrum to a new level.. Make sure you check this LINK; relax and sit back, with a cup of coffee while you wander through the wonderful cards invented by the other Challenge Players.

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One of my favorite Vintage Santa stamps from Artistic Outpost, "Snowy Woods"...this stamp plate reflects the mood of a Nostalgic Christmas.
The brown strip is a torn piece of the cardboard from my pizza box that I use when spraying Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Spray; ironically it happened to be brown..  I used a method called CuttleBug Hightlights from Technique Junkies with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Texture Fades embossing folder:  "Bricked and Woodgrain".  The beautiful crochet lace cotton trim is from Websters Pages... The flowers are from Prima Marketing.
The scalloped circle is was cut from a Nestabilities folder, called - Eyelet Circles.  Both the Green and Blue backgrounds are Technique Junkies methods called "Bleached Swipes"...and then oversprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist sprays...
Inks used on this card were:   Tim Holtz Distress inks, Archival Coffee, Ranger Pigment inks.

thanks for stopping by my blog
Connie Paxman

23 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

LOVE this! The color you added to the Vintage Santa is just FAB. Great use of the sentiment for your script, wonderful design!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wowzers- I am never disappointed here- this is outstanding Connie!

Basement Stamper said...

I love how you combined these colors with this holiday card-how perfect!

GCgirl said...

Really striking card...love all the layers and this vintage image too!

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Beautiful card! So vintage looking! TFS!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is marvelous Connie! These colors work so well with your Santa image! Love it! :D

S said...

You outdid yourself Connie. This is truly amazing. Love the detail, the new sizzix folders, spellbinder dies and the detail to this card. S.

Clara said...

Love the detail and the old world Santa. Wonderful card!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent card, Connie...so beautiful.

MJ said...

Stunning! I love all textures and the colors are so wonderful for Christmas. Just fabulous!

Linda Monroe said...

Connie - so sorry about your early frost! What a short summer you have! i'm sure you make up for it by incorporating colorful cards in the other seasons. This one is really nice. The crochet is great and the color flowers are sweet.

Terry said...

So love your vintage Santa! Always such beautiful art! Love this!

Heidi Hihn said...

I think you hit this one out of the ballpark!! Your card is wonderful. You did an awesome job with the color challenge!

Tami Black said...

Oh. My. Word! This is so gorgeous -- I love the textures, the image and the colors -- I would never send this, but frame it and keep it on my wall in a place of honor!

Ida said...

Wow this is wonderful and I would have never thought these colors would work with a Christmas image but it's awesome.

BarbaraW said...

Connie This is fabulous. I absolutely love this stamp and you did it proud. Love the layers and what a cool idea to use the sentiment as background script.

Lori said...

Connie, this is lovely! The colors work beautifully for your vintage holiday card.

Michele said...

a truly charming card! love the bit about the pizza box! xo

Sandra said...

very pretty Connie - love it.
Sandra

Riet said...

This is a very difficult colour combo. but as always you made a spectaccular card with it.
I love it.

JP Card Crazy said...

It's just as pretty here as it was on TJ's!!! Awesome card!!!

Michele said...

thanks for your kind comment on my blog Connie. you asked about the stamp i used. it is from sweet pea stampsfrom the kuiks collection: http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/category_38/ching-chou-kuiks-Fantasy-Art-Collection.htm enjoy!

Anonymous said...

It’s funny to find out just how many different sites the internet has on this matter. :)

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