Thursday 3 November 2011

Non traditional christmas


Today I've tried something different. Not so much the image, from daisy doodles, but more the colour scheme. Purple and orange. This morning I was scrabbling through my stash for papers for my son's birthday invitations and my I caught this purple backpaper with the christmas design. Then I remembered Use it Tuesday's challenge for purple, orange and black - all or any choice. The image is one of the digis from Crafters Digital Art Centre's 6th round progressive challenge, with theme of winter wonderland. A.F. Wells once said "Take Christ out of Christmas and December becomes the most dismal and drab time of the year." From there my choice of a star brad used with some lilac ribbon. Brazzille cardstock from my stash and I've used a spellbinder diecut and the digi was coloured with aquarelles.

I was guided by the following challenges:

CDAC progressive challenge round 6 - cdacpc6, daisydoodles

Use it Tuesday #18 - Colors Orange, purple

Crimbo Crackers #1 - Anything goes for christmas

Meljen's design #83 - Use a brad or more

Thank you



Linda Anderson said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!! I love non-traditional colors for Christmas, and you really did a great job with this one!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week.


Lucy Pochedly said...

Lovely card love the sketch

Haven_mom4 said...

Love the patterened paper choice. Unusal colors for a christmas card, but beautiful none the less. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday-Haven

Tip Top said...

Do like the simplicity of this and the colours! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Pattie G said...


What a perfect Holiday card! I love how you colored this image from CDAC.

Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps

mulberry station said...

What a lovely card. I love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Kate said...

What a beautiful Card. Love it. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE


Sonya said...

Great job! I make a lot of purple and orange cards--it's the colors of a local university in my area!! So glad you joined us at UIT this week!!

Jeannie said...

This is a great color combo and a really lovely holiday card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

melody said...

what a great card chickie and take on the sketch..lovin that background pp and image!

Sharon Basel said...

What a beautiful card! The colors are just terrific and are what make your card so pretty and different. I love the star embellishment - like the Star of Bethlehem shining on your card. Thanks for sharing this pretty card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Hope to see you return again soon.

Kathie said...

Hi Olga, I love your non traditional Christmas card it's perfect especially the colours. Love this image of the three candles. Awesome card great job and thanks for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT