It's the 4th Tuesday of the month and that means it's a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. And the theme is...yikes...the dreaded (at least by me, ha ha) 'Clean and Simple'. I said dreaded because CAS is always a challenge for me as I love embellishing my cards with my favorite stuff--flowers, pearls, flourishes, etc. But okeydokey...none of those this time (big sigh).
Don't forget to pop over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to get complete details on how to join in the fun and view my DT teammates cards/projects for inspirations.
So I have decided to make a Christmas card as you can never have enough of them and it's never too early...LOL, it's only 4 months away.
As you can see, I kept the card totally clean without adding a single embellishment--it was sooo... hard to do...tee hee. The colouring was done with markers. The sentiment was computer generated.
I have used 3 Magnolia stamps to create this wintery scene, doing some masking in the process:
- Winter Skates Tilda which is one of the Special Stamps from Magnolia Sweden
- Santa Bench from the Santa Collection 2008
- Winter Forest from the Santa Collection 2008
The Tilda and bench stamps are available from Diana's Magnolia-licious on-line store, but the tree stamp is out of stock. If you would like to have it, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you. Magnolia-licious has a large selection of both the full size and mini Magnolia stamps.
Check out also the selection of Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet and newly introduced to the store are the wonderful Wild Rose Studio stamps.
Prices are discounted! Along with excellent customer service, you get to earn 2% in-store credit of every order which you can apply to future purchases.
Challenges for this card:
Natalie and Amy's Challenge for August - Celebrate Something (celebrating Christmas/Winter)
Colour Me Creative Challenge #75 - Anything Goes
Dutch Magnolia Chickies Challenge #49 - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations Challenges - Inspired by a Song ("Baby it's cold outside!")
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick
Designed to Color Challenge #18 - Photo Inspiration (colours white, blue, green and wood grain)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #139 - Cute
The Cutie Pie Challenge #51 - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenges - Christmas in August
Thanks for stopping by. I very much appreciate your visit. Enjoy today and have a fabulous weekend!
Materials and Tools Used:
DP's: K&Company TC Christmas Designer Paper Pad
Colouring Medium: alcohol-ink markers from Letraset--Promarkers and Pantone Trias