Tuesday, July 12, 2011

One Christmas Card: Eleven Challenges

 I'm envisioning a shabby chic Christmas in England where I'd be sharing a lovely pot of tea with friends. 

Challenges on open blogs:
The Cheerful Stamp Pad: Challenge #21  My Favorite Background
Studio L3 Grungy Monday #15 using these Tim Holtz techniques
The Stampsmith TSC#17 Christmas using stamps from any company
The Shabby Tea Room: Week 70 Flower Power using flowers and the colors red, pink, and neutrals
Crafty Individuals: July Challenge:  a Crafty Individuals stamp and the colors pink, creme and brown
Simon Says Show Me Some Stitching, Faux or Otherwise 
Challenges on "sign-in" sites:
Bella Creations: Jingle Bellas Christmas card challenge to make 4 cards in July (this is #3)
the flying unicorn: 3 challenges: Christmas in July,  polka dot, sewing mends the soul
Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo! group: MAC#18 a frame and striped paper

Materials used:
Crafty Individuals Cl-257
Studio 490 Art of Making It Merry
Archival Ink: sepia, coffee
Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Collection: Classic paper designs (double sided- floral and stripe)
vintage button from family collection
Kaiser Craft copper pearls
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Tim Holtz Alterations for Sissex Pattern and Stitches Set--stitch texture fade
Technique Tuesday chipboard frame
Stampin' Up Stampin' Write chocolate chip
Color Box classic pigment white cat eye ink
O'Leary Paint Pro Art Gesso
USArt Quest Crystal Effectz
Ranger Products:
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber: Snow Cap
Distress Stain--walnut stain
Distress Stickles: diamond
Distress Inks: tattered rose, antique linen, walnut stain, spun sugar, tea dye, vintage photo
Clear Embossing Powder


Shelly Schmidt said...

Delightful- I would love to browse at your card and chat over a hot cup of tea!

Micupoftea~ said...

Love the dotted poinsettia and white paint! And I'd share a big pot of Christmas tea with you by the fireside~

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Love the non-traditional colors and great layout you've used for this project! Thank you for joining us for The Stampsmith Challenge!
Val :)

Michele said...

Helene this is absolutely beautiful -- all the elements fit together perfectly. thanks for playing along with us at the cheerful stamp pad "my favorite background" challenge! xo

Sharon said...

Love this great vintage look xmas card Helene!!! Love the flower and the holly leaves and the colours you have used!!

craftattack said...

Great vintage look! Valerie

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful Christmas card and great head start on the Holidays!
hugs Lynn

Jingle said...

This is a very pretty Christmas card! I love your color choices!

Debbie said...

Awesome Christmas card! Great technique and colours! Love it!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Helene
Well there I was uploading my entry to the CI Challenge and I spy your name. Then I see that you have joined The Stampsmith Challenge - I am behind with catching up with the entries over there.
What a fabulous vintage style Christmas card with great use of techniques.
Good Luck with the Prize Draw at TSC

Lori said...

Well done! lol! You covered it all, and it looks fabulous! Thanks for joining the MAC!

Wanda H said...

Fabulous card!!!!

Alexandra said...

Wow, you managed 11 in 1, I am impressed, and such a lovely end result too. I love the pink flower with the contrasting dark leaves, so striking. Alexandra

Candy C said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card! I love the colors you used and the stitching is perfect! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Nancy said...

Helene, this is gorgeous!! I love all of the techniques & colors - and that image! - wonderful!!

1CardCreator said...

I love your shabby chic card, really does make me think of England.

Sheri said...

Nice design and layers...luv the stitching! Thanks for sharing with us at The Tea Room ;-)

sasa said...

Just lovely - and so good to see the technique used in a card.

Sid said...

Nice card !!

Jean Hardy said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card Helene - gorgeous! Thanks for joining in , Jean

Pattie said...

Very nice! So glad you could play along with us in the Tea Room this week!

Sam said...

This is so very pretty. Will a Welsh cuppa be ok for you to chat to me with?

judyjstamper said...

very lovely Helene!

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