Saturday, December 1, 2012

Black and White and a Splash of ...... Maroon

If you want to see my card for The Craft's Meow sketch challenge for November, please click HERE.

My favorite challenges at The Play Date Cafe are their "color splash" ones!  This week we're to use a splash of maroon.


I had this Stampendous Snowy Postcard cling stamp out on my desk, and thought it would be perfect for the challenge.

PDCC #159

I stamped and clear embossed the image on white cardstock, then did some shading with Aged Mahogany distress ink and a rhubarb stalk Memento marker.  The holly leaves were colored in lightly, and I used a glue pen to apply the chunky Twinklets Diamond Dust (thanks, Carol!) on the roofs and along the ground and fence line, some red gems for holly berries and some snowflakes punched from the same cardstock that I used as the card base.  I wish you could see the almost 2nd layer of glitter - it adds a lovely subtle dimension.  Here's a closer look:

PDCC 159 detail

And an even closer one:

maroon splash detail

Every time I use this stamp I like it better!  Thanks, PDCC, for getting me to use this color, it's one I probably would never have tried with this stamp!

17 comments:

  1. wow this is one gorgeous card and like you I never would have used that colour but I'm converted...love the texture on the roofs...hugs kath xxx

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  2. WOW this is gorgeous I love the image and the layout is beautiful. Caroline xxx

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  3. this is a wonderful scene. it makes me wanna curl up by a fireplace in the middle of the woods. bee-a-you-tee-full! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow fabulous and vintage, love it Lin!

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  5. Gorgeous card! Love the snow at the roofs!

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  6. OMG - I saw this challenge and it SCREAMED your name! This card is STUNNINGLY gorgeous! Love your use of color, layering, and texture, Lin! xoxo

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  7. I can see why you like this stamp. Sometimes an image just captures your heart and your mind. Love the card with all that glttery goodness.

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  8. This is just beautiful Lin. It is just the perfect fit for having the splash of maroon. Plus all that glittery goodness.

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  9. Gorgeous card Lin! Love the dimension and your splash of Maroon! Thanks so much for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

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  10. FABULOUS Vintage Christmas card! LOVE all your beautiful details - just wonderful!

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  11. Gorgeous card! I just got this stamp, and can't wait to use it now.

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  12. Beautiful scene in black and white!!!

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  13. What a lovely holiday scene and I just love the snow you created! Great take on the color splash this week and I'm so glad you could join us at PDCC!

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  14. Such a BEAUTIFUL CARD!! =) Love your take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  15. LOVE this Snowy Postcard against red. You have inspired me! Thank you.

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!