Sunday, January 8, 2017

CCT01 First Christmas Card of 2017

2016 was a disaster as far as making Christmas cards ahead and being well-prepared for the season. A while ago I had a few good years of doing Christmas cards year round so I wouldn't be stressed come December. Last year was not one of those years! So here I am, determined to change it up in 2017.

The Christmas Card Throwdown sketch seemed a good place to start - although I found it inordinately challenging. Still, I had downloaded Sylvia Durocher's Christmas Card Challenge list for 2017 and in January she's looking for a star and the colour gold. On my trip to Florida in November I snagged this Dina Wakley Script Star stamp and was happy for a chance to use it.

Here's the CCT01 sketch:

Here's my navy, yellow and gold card:
In keeping with the naive art format, I drew around the star with a gold Wink of Stella brush pen. I am still trying to decide if it needs a sentiment on the lower right corner. I feel that may take away from the simplicity of it and compete with the star, so perhaps not. 

Here is the inside, where I used the scrap from the die cut and watercoloured some detail:
Stamps: Dina Wakley Script Star
Inks: Delicata Golden Glitz; StazOn Spiced Chai; Marvy Matchables Yellow
Accessories: Canson Mi-Teintes Drawing Paper (Navy); Watercolour Paper; Zig Clean Colour Brushes; Wink of Stella Gold; Memory Box Die (Country Landscape)

I am entering this in the Love to Craft Challenge Blog, too, as their theme is Anything Goes. (Thanks for the tip, Deborah!) Thanks for stopping by!


AlisonC said...

You may have found it challenging but you've made a brilliant card. The star in the sky is perfect for the sketch. Good luck with being well prepared this year and I hope you find our next challenge easier to manage.
Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown. Alison DT

Lucinda said...

This is such a striking card, and I love how you've matched the inside, what a great way to use the waste. I almost prefer it to the front! Thanks for joining in with the Christmas Card Throwdown. Lucinda (DT)

Andreja L. said...

I like the way you have used our sketch :-)) Your card is amazing.
Thanks for playing at Christmas Card Throwdown.
Hugs, Andreja

Patricia Hays said...

Your card is sweet in its simplicity. Thanks for sharing it with us at Christmas Card Throwdown. :)

Lori said...

This is such a pretty card and I love the inside, too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at LTCCB! -Lori DT

Deborah Frings said...

Great to see you join us Charmaine! Love your take on the sketch. The gold star is simple and stunning! I love that you've done the inside too. Sorry to be so late commenting. Thanks so much for playing along with Christmas Card Throwdown. Deborah, DT.

Sylvia said...

Charmaine, I am so glad you joined my Christmas Card challenge. I am tempted every time I see that die cut. Sylvia D.