Sunday, 22 November 2015

Color Throwdown #369 and Jingle Belles

These colours at Color Throwdown had me stumped at first.
The berry red/maroon was really difficult to find.
I had resolved to make anything but a Christmas card, and guess what I ended up with?
There on my desk was Kaisercraft's Mistletoe collectables and in the centre of them were the pointsettias.
Christmas here in Australia is hot, so the orange reminded me of that.
Here's my take on this week's challenge.

At Jingle Belles the theme is holiday leftovers.
I had stamped the 3 holly branches for something else I'm making and not used them.
I used up dregs of a paint tube (lime) that I've had for 7 years.
I added water and making a water colour wash background.
On went the 3 holly stamped and cut out branches and I added a leftover sentiment from a Kaisercaft pack I had.
Here is my very economical card.
The white cardstock was donated to me as well.


Tammy Hershberger said...

Those simple poinsettias are so sweet! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

SmilynStef said...

Awesome job of featuring those flowers ... so glad you created with your *holiday leftovers* at jingle belles.

Joan Ervin said...

Both cards are so pretty...I just love Christmas cards with non-traditional colors!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Broni said...

Great use of the both cards! So glad you could join us this week at the Color Throwdown!!

lauren bergold said...

both of these are awesome but OF COURSE i'm bound to say the holly leaf one is my fave b/c it's such a great addition to our buffet of "holiday leftovers" at JINGLE BELLES! ♥