Hello! Time is really buzzing by, and it’s really feeling and looking like fall here in Saskatchewan, Canada. It’s also time for a new ATG challenge at Creative Fingers!! We would love to see whatever you create!! My creation took a few twists and turns along the way….lol. I used Halloween Vampire Rose Lady from Morgan’s Artworld, and was originally going to make a Halloween card. That is, until a friend said, after it was colored, that it could be used for Christmas, too. I’m more of a traditional type for Christmas, so didn’t think much more of that idea, until I mentioned it to another friend, and she told me it would be perfect for her sister!
So….I went with the idea! I decided to stretch things even further, and do a black on black design. I die cut a “frame” for the image from a leather look black paper, thinking that different textures will define the different elements. I embossed the background with a Spellbinders folder, then went over it with a clear glitter pen from Spectrum Noir. I die cut some holly sprigs with a Tim Holtz die, then arranged everything over the background which I’d wrapped with some sheer black ribbon. To finish off, I added a pretty bow (that tied up right the FIRST time I tried!!!!!), and some black gemstones to edge the ribbon, add holly “berries” and to dress up the centre of the bow.
I’m so happy with how this unusual Christmas card turned out….and maybe I’ll try some of the same techniques on a Halloween card!!!
I’d like to enter this in the following:
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #456 AT Christmas Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog – #9 ATG
Your Scrapbook Place – September ATG
Craft-Dee BowZ – #77 September ATG with a Hand Tied Bow
Morgan’s ArtWorld Open Challenge – #9 ATG