What else, still so many card to make and so little time – being ill for half a week, the second half an ill child, resulting in being behind on laundry/household which means another week lost to catch up (and rest) – not much time for crafting! But I managed to squeeze some time in for the Chocolate Baroque Colour challenge (which I ofcourse make with a Christmas theme).
Here is my first entry:
I’m not sure about the center image – I think it came in a grabbag I ordered at Chocolate Baroque. The side greens is from the Steampunk Christmas set and the – what do you call it – strings with dots? is from the Wisteria Lane set.
The leaves were stamped with dusty concord, and then partially embossed with verdigris embossing powder.
I struggled with the colourcombination and the Christmas theme. (That last bit was ofcourse my own doing). I kind of like the cards, but it still doesn’t have that thing that make them wow. Too busy I suppose, that’s usually the case with my cards ;).
Here are the other two, made on premade backgrounds.
I only noticed now that I didn’t stamp very well on the first card – that stamp isn’t mounted yet so I put the stamp down and lay the card on top and rub over it to transfer the ink, I probably didn’t rub in that corner. The green is too much present in this one, although the idea is ok.
Next is a bit similar to cards I made earlier and not entirely as I envisioned it either. The “stars” at the top, stamped with perfect pearls medium and then dusted with perfect pearls powder are too light, for instance. The word Noel was stamped with that medium too but dusted with plum perfect pearls, but I had expected the colour to be more purple. The tree is stamped with Gothic Purple Stazon. IT was stamped onto a background I made last year with a glimmerscreen (angelwing). I matted the card onto pink cardstock on which I had stamped a gothic fragment from the Steampunk Butterfly set – after inking I spritzed water on the stamp.
Just a few days left before the challenge closes – I’ve never been so late since participating (or since the start of the CB Colour Challenge). I still have a few other cards with this colour combination but they’re not ready yet. Will I finish, photograph and blog about them in time?