Sunday, November 13, 2016

Experimenting

Ha, ha! This evening I looked at a list of challenges that I had written down and decided to experiment with a few of them. So don;t laugh just yet at this card. It definitely is not my typical Christmas card but it didn't turn out too bad.


First, I usually don't use black for Christmas card base but I thought it would show off all the colors. The image is from Imagine That! Digis by Kris called Santa Penguin. I had him printed and sitting on my desk so I could color him up quickly. The sentiment is from the same set. Catch the Bug challenge asks you to use circles (going in circles) so I decided to use the MFT Stitched circle dies to cut out scraps of paper to fill my background. Crafty Hazelnut Christmas challenge is to use the color coral on your card so I colored his scarf in coral (as close as I had). And Hiding in my Craft Room is Super Scraps Saturday so I used a bunch of scraps from my scrap box. And last but not least is day 13 at Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday Cards to go over the edge (my sentiment). So there you have it. My experiment for the evening. What do you think? I like all the color but I don;t think I will mass produce this one. LOL! See you soon.

Donna

8 comments:

Beccy said...

I think your experiment was a great success Donna, you've produce a fabulously bright and festive card. It was a great idea to use all the little scraps of Christmas paper to create the background, and I agree that the black base does bring out the colour. Love the cute little penguin you used and the way the sentiment goes over the edge of your card. Well done!
Cheers,
Beccy

Imagine That Digistamp said...

No laughing whatsoever on this end... I LOVE this!! yes, the black makes those papers POP, and there's so much to look at, my eyes are going everywhere, lol - but in a good way! Way cute layout Donna, nice job!! :)

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I'm impressed! I've done that only a few times. Isn't it fun! And yes....it's a delightful fun card for the holidays. PS...just finished casing a second card of yours. One will post tomorrow and the other...well today or in two days.

Glenda Atkins said...

I think it is delightful Donna, who would not want to receive this fun card. The black base does indeed show off all those fab colours. The little penguin is adorable.
hugs
Glenda

Lisa Lynn said...

Very creative way to put all those challenges together. Great card.

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Oh I love the black background! I think it really makes everything just pop off the page! I love your card!! Thank you for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room! Cyndi, DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 307 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too x

Jen Leeflang said...

Super use of diecut dp circles! Thanks for adding your lovely creation to our "Going in Circles" challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog - good luck. Please join us again soon.
Love
Jen L
Bugaboo DT

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