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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Flourishes December Release Challenge

Flourishes December Release Challenge has two angled sketches for you to play with.  I have picked the B Sketch or portrait version of the sketch.


The card I have made uses the wattle from Flourishes Bloomin Aussie Florals stamp set.  I really struggle to find stamps appropriate for Australian Christmas cards.  The stamps are all northern hemisphere snow, deer, holly and pine trees.  Lovely stamps but don't really reflect the swelteringly hot days of summer which is our Christmas here. The only white stuff falling from the sky here is likely to be hail from a thunderstorm. Australian Christmas stamps tend to be cutesy surfing Santas or koalas in Santa hats.  So I thought I would colour up the flourishes wattle with Christmas green and red rather than our green and gold and add a bit of sparkle.  I used Copics R000, 02, 22, 24, 27 for the flowers and G000, YG00,03,06,67 for the leaves. The green background is a scrap of card I used to wipe up distress ink and glimmermist from another project.  The circular die is Memory Box's Suffix Globe cut from red glittery cardstock. The Merry Christmas is an old Kaisercraft wood mounted stamp.


Thank you for looking and I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas.  Cheers Linda

10 comments:

Allison Cope said...

Oh my Loulou! I love that you used the beautiful Aussie image for your card - I LOVE the feel of it! Totally Aussie inspired for sure. Great use of the challenge sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Flourishes!

ChristineCreations said...

I LOVE how you’ve used this set to give it that Aussie feel! Beautiful Christmas design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Flourishes this month!

lostinpaper said...

Absolutely stunning Loulou! Your colouring is awesome. It took me ages to decide that I like snow and flakes and wintery scenes even though it's the middle of Summer here, I just go with it now lol.

Barbara said...

Loulou, I love this card. I was just over on the Flourishes site and it immediately brought a smile. Love that you had an Aussie image too...perfect!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your coloring is fabulous LouLou!! Love the sparkle on the berries too! So glad you joined us for the Flourishes Flip it Challenge!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wowee Zowee, Linda, this is GORGEOUS! Your coloring is divine, and that bit of sparkle just makes them come to life! Thanks so much for playing along with Flourishes!

Silke Ledlow said...

The sparkly berries are awesome, perfect addition to this layout...beautiful card for sure! Thank you for joining us...~S~

Lori said...

Gorgeous! And perfect for an Australian Christmas card!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful! I love how you frosted the berries. Thanks for joining along at Flourishes. :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card! Happy New Year!