Here is an alternative Christmas card. When I saw this Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Pale Moon" I instantly thought of a Christmas card as I thought the flower looked like a poinsettia. This image is available as a digital stamp, single rubber stamp and part of a multi image plate (Sheet 41, Plate 199 - Pale Moon comes on the multi-image plate with Fading Love, Deep in the Night and Poppy from the Mist).
I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens. The Graph'it Challenge this week is entitled "dark skintones". This certainly made me want to "run for the hills" but a challenge is a challenge for a reason. I have struggled in the past with my Promarkers getting a dark skin without the image looking like a clown. I am hoping I have done OK this time with my Graph'it pens. I have used the colour combo of 4120, 4170, 4180 and 5120. Around the image I have added some Frantage to replicate snow.
The backing papers are from the CD that came free with the Crafter's Companion Inspiration Magazine. I have finished the card off with a die-cut snowflake border, die-cut poinsettias, pearl drops, faux stitching, gems and Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty sentiments - Christmas
Scrap-Creations - Make it sparkle
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is coming
Papercrafting Journey - Bling it up!
Polkadoodles - Anything goes Christmas
Graph'it - Dark skintones
Crafts 4 Eternity - Glitter and sparkle
A Gem of a Challenge - Sparkles
Glitter n Sparkle - Show us some snow
CD Sunday - F is for ..... - frosty/frantage (CD used is the freebie that came with the Crafter's Companion Inspiration Magazine)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or optional twist to create your own challenge (I've made up my own challenge as follows: Column 1 (image/sentiment/patterned papers); Column 2 (die-cut); Column 3 (Frantage/liquid pearls); Column 4 (Bling) and Column 5 (stitching - real or faux))