I just loved the bright red accents on the original image of the Christmas wreath on the card when I came across it in the recycling pile.
I cut the image to a square and mounted it onto bright red card to pick out the accents then added bright red Poinsettia flowers die cut from an old envelope and scraps of bright green and gold card. I added a couple of white paper roses from my stash and some Christmas roses made by peeling some mulberry blossoms apart and adding die cut gold centres to the individual petal layers. the wire spirals are the stems cut from the roses and wound round the metal shaft of one of my embossing tools. The finishing touch was the bright gingham ribbon and the sentiment tag which reads 'tis the season to be Merry.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.co.uk/ - No stamped images
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Merry and Bright
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes so long as it's Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ _ Christmas in March
- Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
- I have been crafting since May 2008, when in desperation to find an unusual birthday card for my Mum, I gave up looking in the shops and decided to have a go at making my own. I soon realised that crafting is addictive and I haven't brought a card since. I am slowly starting to sell my cards now to friends, family and work colleagues. As my confidence has grown I have started to enter Challenges on line and in magazines, and I love having to think outside of my comfort zone to come up with something different. I really like the current trend for vintage and shabby chic. I really enjoy using die cutting in my designs and am just starting to poke my toe in the water with regards to stamping and colouring my own images.