June 6, 2012

Creative Belli Challenge #145

Happy Humpday!

I am so glad today is Wednesday!  It means I only have to get up early two more days this week.  The weather here in the DFW area has been hot, so I think I'm going to plan a pool party/BBQ for some friends and I.  Should be fantasic! :)

Since it is Wednesday, I have another Creative Belli challenge project for you.  The challenge is to use a sentiment only.  For all of the details, click HERE.


Now, before you say anything, let me explain. lol  As you know, I'm a HUGE fan of non-traditional Christmas colors.  When I was trying to come up with a card for today, I was totally stumped.  I asked a friend to help me out, by picking a couple of colors, so that I could try to challenge myself.  He chose yellow, black and green, which are the colors of his company's logo.  At first, I didn't really like how it turned out, but he did, and asked if I could make 50 Christmas cards identical to this one for them to distribute this holiday.  I declined, as I'm not one for mass producing anything, but I dig that he thought it turned out well.  As I look at it, I'm thinking it has a "Tim Burtonesque" look to it, if that makes sense. lol  At the end of the day, I'm content with being able to pull off these very difficult colors and make one more card for my stash.  The flowers and ribbon, as well as the patterned papers, are my hoarded/neglected items for this challenge.  I'm pretty sure we all know who will be getting this card for Christmas.  I've combined the following challenges in my card as well.

JUGS #139 - Sketch
Stampalot Challenge (June) - Bingo: I chose ribbon/lace, polka dots & the color green
Christmas Card Challenge Week #27 - Sentiment Only

I do hope you'll head over to the Creative Belli blog to see the wonderful projects that everyone has provided for you today.

Hugs!

14 comments:

~amy~ said...

Awesome color combo! I'm with you on the lack of desire to mass produce...

Patti J said...

I can certainly see why he would want to send these out - Steph, this is beautiful! I guess I'm crazy, but I love to mass produce! lol... Hope you are okay, I sure miss you! Hugs...

Ruth said...

This is such a pretty card. Thanks so much for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge this month, Ruth :)

joy said...

Beautiful colors - and it is so sophisticated!

jimlynn said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love the non traditional colors on this. So lovely and it's going to be perfect for the holidays!
Lynn

pinky said...

Very style card, love your colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot.
Pinky

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lynn said...

Love, love, love the non-traditional color combo and the sweet little flowers. Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

Rochelle said...

Dear sweet baby Jesus...please give me a tenth of Steph's talent! This card is so unique for Christmas! LOVE!

Sally H said...

A fabulous card! Thanks for joining in the Bingo fun at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh Step! How fun to see you here~ LOVE that bg paper -- gorgeous stuff! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

Andrea M said...

Fantastic non-traditional Christmas card! Beautiful take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with JUGS!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Very elegant! Thank you for joinng us at Sir Stampalot.
Clare x

Francesca said...

Very beautiful creation
Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca