Hey All! Happy Monday! As most of you know, every other Monday the House Mouse Monday Challenge blog hosts a new challenge. And, as most of you know I am on the design team for them. So, every other Monday I post my challenge piece on my blog.
This week's challenge (#58) is to make a Christmas card using non-traditional colors. When I first saw what the challenge was, I kinda panicked! LOL You know, me and the word "non-traditional" don't mix very well. . . So, I thought about different color combos first and came up with several, but was not excited about any of them. Then the thought occurred to me . . . look at your stamps you big Dork! So I did and found the perfect stamp which lends itself to the "non-traditional" colors. Here is today's card:
How's brown and orange for "non-traditional"? This stamp (Happy Hoppers) was one of a few of the first House Mouse stamps I ever purchased. I'm also very proud to say that this is the very first image I colored entirely with my Koh-I-Noor pencils that Chris gave me! I really do love them, although I will never abandon my ccps, these were great to use and I really like the results. Thanks again Chris!
The background paper is by The Paper Studio and the card base and matting is Bazzill. I used a punch to make the corner brackets and added sparkly dots for a berry look. I slanted the main image panel for some interest and used orange dew drops in the right hand corner. The sentiment circle is from K & Company. I was really surprised that even though I used these colors, it still looks like a Christmas card. I guess that's what challenges are for huh? LOL
So please take a moment and go take a peek at the other designer's work for this challenge. I'm in some wonderful company with them! And if you get a chance, I would love to see you play along. I'd really be interested to see what all you wonderfully creative, talented people can do with this challenge.
I hope you all have a good week! Don't forget that I'll be publishing the winner of the House Mouse stamp up for grabs from last Wednesday's post on the next Wednesday Evening Post (12/9). So come back and see me on Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. As you all know, your comments and support mean so much to me! Take good care of yourselves!
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