I love the look of these rich, traditional Christmas colours together. I have ribbon on this card, and I'm giving it to a gentleman colleague, so I hope he doesn't mind! It was solidly attached before I realized what I had done. Hopefully he'll take it home, and his wife will appreciate the touch of feminine.
I coloured the holly with distress markers. Initially, I was afraid they had dried up, but instead I found once I encouraged them on for a bit, they were almost as good as new. I am always impressed how the distress markers blend together so beautifully. Once the main image was coloured, I sponged distress ink on the image using antique linen, tea dye and vintage photo. I also used Slate Adirondack ink, which balances the brown tones nicely.
Initially, this designer paper was very bright and took away from the main image. I wanted to use it anyway, because the texture balanced the card overall. I sponged the daylights out of it using the same inks as for the main image, and I really like the effect.
I really dislike stripes. REALLY, STRONGLY DISLIKE. I stamped this music score stamp over the stripes, and I love the plaid feel it has as a result. I think a script or ledger background will have the same effect, so I think I have figured out how to use all the striped designer paper that I have refused to use to date. So pleased with this epiphany!!
I used some of the designer paper on the inside of the card and stamped a lovely sentiment.
stamps; peace (penny black), sentimental christmas (flourishes), music score (unknown)
ink; antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo, walnut stain distress ink, slate adirondack ink (ranger)
paper; wassail (basic grey), amsterdam, bazzill brown, walnut creme (bazzill)
accessories; distress markers (ranger), brown satin ribbon (offray)
pile it on challenge; p is for - Peace
jelly park; Christmas
simon says stamp blog; anything goes
challenges for everybody; anything goes
allsorts; inspired by a christmas song (the holly and the ivy)
clear it out; stash item (all of it!!), anything goes