Sunday, October 2, 2011

Unconventional Christmas

I have been wanting to experiment with unconventional Christmas colours, just for a change you know.  I am really loving the Autumn Rose cardstock from PTI and decided to try it out and came up with a very simple design, thanks to some gorgeous My Mind's Eye designer paper that Lisa had shared with me some time back.


Paper: cardstock (PTI); patterned paper (My Mind's Eye - Garden Vignettes)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
Stamps: PTI (Bells & Boughs)

I love that designer paper, it has some subtle script on it and some embossed foliage that has some glitter for that added sparkle.

Seeing as I still has some of that paper left I made a second version:


This time I used the larger bell and bough and I embossed the bell with black embossing powder.

Wishing you a fabulous Sunday.  We are going to go and fetch my daughter's little school friend and take them both down to the beach to play, just a nice day out of the house.  The weather here is just perfect today and I need some fresh air!

13 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Great Christmas card Brenda, I love your choice of paper and its fun using different colours for christmas isn't it. Have a fun day at the beach.

Barb said...

Love both cards today, Brenda! Beautiful, nontraditional colors! That bell is so lovely!

So glad you can finally enjoy some weather other than heat! Have fun! :)

Lisa said...

I can testify to the fact that these are beautiful! Colors that you wouldn't expect, but there is something really rich about them that I love. The papers take center stage and the pretty bells just top it off nicely :)

Tiffany said...

That autumn rose color really is a pretty shade!! Ok, now you've enabled me, I've been looking into this new color! :) Beautiful patterned paper!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Brenda, love these cards, the designs are inspirational!

Arlene said...

Lovely - you know, you've inspired me to look for unconventional colors myself.

Dawn said...

what adorable cards Brenda. That PP makes beautiful backgrounds. The Sentiments are lovely too. Wish PTI overseas shipping wasn't so expensive as this looks like a lovely set.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, I love both of your cards--the non-traditional colors are perfect for your design. These cards are awesome. Hope that you and your family had a great time at the beach. My husband and I spent most of today doing nothing. Hope that you had a wonderful WCMD yesterday. Take care and God bless.

Trinh said...

Love how you are experimenting with the unconventional colors, Brenda! Both of these are elegant & pretty.

Alice Wertz said...

these are so pretty, Brenda! love the unconventional colors you used!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda I love your selection of colors. I think it is fun to see other combinations used during the holidays!

Rosemary said...

sweet christmas card, brenda!!

Michelle said...

wooooww! brenda, i too love the design paper...but i mostly love the bell you added! the black embossed bell is superb!!!