Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Wednesday 13th January

Have joined a challenge blog with the aim of making a few Christmas cards throughout the year. I figure this is a good thing not only because it should negate the mad rush in December but it will also give me time to use a number of different techniques, which I missed doing when I ran out of time this (last) year.   Aaannnyyyway.. the challenge can be found at the Bah Humbug site and while you're there be sure to take a look at the design team's examples for some inspiration!

Above is the card I started out with. I loved it when I first received it at Christmas and thought to make 3 tags from it, but decided the triptych needed to be together, so I separated the images and mounted them on some gorgeous star studded midnight blue mirri card which I think makes the images really pop! then layered up on gold and red gold for an altogether richer look. Some ribbon and a bow to finish and voila! A card I would not have thought of putting together if not for Bah Humbug :-)
Photo quality could be better but hope you get the idea and like my take on the recycle challenge.

3 lovely people comments:

Ann said...

oh wow love what you have done here - those images were far too good to waste and what a stunner of a new card you have created. Fabulous.
Thank you for joining us at Bah! Humbug! - sorry you won't be with us next week, but don't worry about that making you miss out on the loyalty scheme you will still have loads of weeks when you can join in.

Good luck in the draw.
Ann xxx

Irene said...

A gorgeous card, I love it, especially the colour, I love blue at Christmas. The tags are just perfect and you ribbon just finishes it off.

Thank you so much for entering into our first challange at Bah!Humbug, have a lovely holiday and hope to see you back again. Good luck in the prize draw.

Max said...

Hi Chris

Like you my first instinct would've been to make tags but I really like what you have done with the layers of mirri board and pearlescent card - you now have a super luxurious card to give.
Thank you for supporting us in our new adventure at Bah! Humbug! and I hope you will continue to be a regular visitor to our challenges over the coming year.