Friday, December 19, 2008

Bloggers Challenge ~ #78 Non Traditional Christmas Colors

I really LOVE making cards that have some sort of twist.. My customers have always told me that they love my non traditional color schemes for Christmas especially. Brown or red Snowflakes are my favorite.

For this challenge I decided to go WAY outside and start with BLACK! If you knew the little girl, Bella, who this care is for, you would know how perfect it is for her!

My daughter talks excessively about her good friend Bella. In fact, she learned how to spell Bella's name right after she learned her own name. Bella loves to dress up and play princess. She's all girl like my Alexis and they both BEG to wear dresses to school, even when the weather doesn't warrant a dress.

So for a pretty princess tree card, I added lots and LOTS of glitter. I inked up the tree in regal rose. All I could think of was a Charlie Brown Christmas, with the big pink tin trees that Charlie Brown passed over.

I added the polka dot background with versamark and regal rose ink. I added heat and stick and dazzling diamonds glitter on top so those pink dots are super sparkly. I used shimmer white cardstock to make it all the more shimmery.. I think miss Bella is going to LOVE her Christmas card. I had an AWESOME time with this challenge. If you are interested in seeing some more non traditional Christmas projects, just click the Bloggers Challenge logo on the right. You can see what the other designers are up to, I know that I (stalk, oh I mean) check them out every week!

22 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

I love it Selene! Pink and Black are really great colors together and your polka dots look like snow fall - so pretty in pink!

Awesome job. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Lisa Bohler said...

Love the colors that you chose! Super layout, too! Merry Christmas!

Chrissy D said...

This is sooo delightful! I love the colors and stamps you used! Great job on the challenge! TFS!

Dee Jackson said...

This is really pretty! I love poink Christmas cards:)

Lisa Somerville said...

Very pretty!

Lisa said...

Very pretty, Selene! thanks for sharing!

Patti Chesky said...

I love pink and black together!!! What a pretty non-traditional card!!!

Wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays!!!

Marie said...

Absolutely LOV LOVE LOVE it!

Robin Merriman said...

This is so pretty, gf. I know Alexis' friend will love it! Give me a ring when you can.....

Ida P. Krause said...

Fun card and perfect non-traditional colors.

Jeannette Swain said...

Great colors and sounds perfect for Bella! Love the sparkle!

Dianne Adams said...

I love your color choices and the polka dots are perfect.

Rhonda Kelly said...

Love this little card. So cute, the color combo is awesome. I am all about the non traditional colors for the holidays. The stamp set that the tree is from is among one of my favorite..great job, tfs.

Kristen said...

Very cute card. Love the colors you choose.

Lori said...

Fabulous color combination! Love all the sparkle, too.

Nikki Bond said...

This is sooo pretty in pink! Love it! {SMILES}

Sheryl said...

Love the pink and all the sparkle!

Connie said...

Love the holiday PINK! Great job!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a delightful card! Love the pink and black! Merry Christmas to you and yours! :D

Claudia said...

I never would have thought to stamp a tree in pink... But it really looks neat. LOVE it!

MJ said...

I just adore pink for Christmas! Beautifully done.

Jill St. Angelo said...

I love your card! AND congratulations on your Country Living win! I can't wait to see your projects with your new sets. Hugs