Monday, 29 November 2010

Challenge - number two ...

...  the Play Date Cafe Challenge for this week was really quite tough!!  The colours they wanted us to use in our cards are brown, grey and silver - not the usual sort of colours in a card.



However, I've come up with a card and I'm really pleased with it.  I decided to use the lovely Nutcracker set - the Nutcracker Prince can be coloured in so many different ways - so this time he's shades of grey and brown.  I added a lovely embossed Christmas tree - the folder was free with the Creativity magazine and is just the right size for this card.  I added some silver by using a silver sparkle embossing powder for the snow swirls.  In real life this card is very pretty - it has lots of sparkle and shimmer - very festive in fact!!



Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nutcracker; Personal Impressions - Christmas Sparkle
Promarkers: Satin, Blush, Walnut, Terracotta, Warm Grey 1, Warm Grey 3, Poppy!
Inks:  Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog; Versamark; Distress - Vintage Photo
Embossing Powder: Powder Keg - Orient Express; Heat It Up! - Silver Tinsel
Spellbinders: Labels 14

That's all for today - I'll be back again tomorrow. 

9 comments:

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Deborah, great job using the colors!!!! THe card came out beautiful!!! I love the embossing on the silver layer:)

Paula said...

Brilliant with those colours - what an amazing combination & your idea with Nutcracker prince is tremendous. Glad you're feeling better.
Keep warm.
Paula (PEP)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulous job with these colours...beautiful Christmas card!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Deborah, just popping in to say, that is a beautiful card, love what you've done with the colours. Hope you're still enjoying the snow:0) it arrived here overnight and it can leave the same way, he he he, it sure looks pretty:0) xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Gorgeous subtle colours and I love the background!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderfully festive card! Love that charming little nutcracker! Super job with our colors! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a great combo of colors and images! Love that silver paper:) Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

Sarah Anderson said...

Great silver swirls, bet this card really catches the light in real life. Thanks so much for playing along in the play date cafe this week :)

Ruby said...

I love how you've used our colours, your card is great. Sorry, I'm a bit late in getting around to comment on everyone's blogs, but thanks for playing along with us last week at the PDCC!

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