Wednesday, December 22, 2010

GC84 - Color Challenge

Imagine a challenge using Snow, Pine and Mahogany, then you will know that could only be the Gingers! When I first read this challenge, it took me by complete surprise as to what I was going to do! Even after I went into my craft room, I still was so clueless. I told my DH what the elements of the challenge were and he was home while I was sorting things out loud and on paper. I remembered this pine tree from Stampin Up and how I had never used it. Well there was my pine and I so loved the tree that I did not want anything else accept a snow and sky background. It killed me to not add a bunny or bird, but we wanted this to be about the pine tree. Then it was time for the Mahogany part of the challenge and so Tim Holtz texture fade came to mind and so did the Mahogany distress ink, which was shaded in a darker ink. We stamped the tree with old olive and while the ink was still wet on the stamp added the brown to the tree trunk to give it a more realistic feel. I used a deckled Spellbinders die to cut out the frame. So do you think I did OK with this one? I actually like it quite much and this is now my G-son's Christmas card! Although the DH really liked it and wondered how I come up with these things.
Just in case you missed yesterday's blog post about my incredible anniversary blog candy win from Jan at Paper Craft Pleasures, take a look!!!  Can you believe all of this??  Well as sweet as this blog candy is, the real treat is at Jan's blog.  Really go visit.
This will be my last post until after Christmas, because this person has company coming for Christmas dinner and I still have a ton of things to do. Wishing you all the best of this Holiday season and thank you for taking the time to visit!

21 comments:

Michele said...

Terry I LOVE your color challenge card! perfect! merry Christmas dear blogland friend. you are the best. xo

wearestampers said...

Love the card! The Stampin Up tree stamp is wonderful! And congrats on winning all those goodies! I sure need some of those o-wires!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Pam

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a gorgeous card Terry! I love the design! I hope you survive the prepping for the dinner...I purchased a "lemon zester" the other day...maybe we should move on to "fruits"! :)
Either way - thanks for the good giggles this year! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and look forward to more of your gorgeous creations in 2011!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Terry! Have a Merry Christmas!

Vada said...

Well Miss Terry, Beautiful Work again... Happy Holidays.
See you next year.
Hugs Vada

Jingle said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! And WOW on the blog candy from Jan! Remind me to win one of her blog candy giveaways sometime! LOL! She is SUCH a sweetie and an amazing artist at that!

PetraB said...

A perfect colour challenge card. The tree is fantastic.
Have a wonderful and merry Christmas, Petra.x

Netty said...

Terrific card Terry and huge congrats on the fabby prize. Have a great Christmas. Annette x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your wonderful tree- and you mastered your challenge beautifully! Congrats on your big win-Wahoo! Merry Christmas!

Hetty said...

Wonderful card Terry and I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

Lynn Stevens said...

Simple and stunning! Congrats on your big win! Merry Christmas to you Terry and a Happy New Year!
hugs Lynn

1CardCreator said...

That is a gorgeous card Terry. Congrats again on your awesome win from awesome Jan, she is a sweetie! ~Diane

Jan said...

Beautiful color challenge card! I'm glad you're liking your blog candy :)

Sherry Edwards said...

Your card is fabulous - much better than 'OK'! I love the frame in particular and how you achieved the mahogany wood look.

Congratulations on the lovely blog candy win - what a great early Christmas present!

Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the very best for the New Year xx

Christine said...

Stunning card! I love the simplicity of it making the tree take center stage!!!

Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

...and it all came together and they lived happily ever after, lol! FAB creation GF, only for the trained mind, lol. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, enjoy GF

Jack said...

Fabulous card and you were right to leave off the bird/bunny - it just focuses all the attention on the tree. xx

CuddlyBunny said...

This card is amazing! I love the simple beauty!

I hope your holiday is full of happy family moments, and that your new year brings contentment!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Terry!!! I love your card!!! Merry Christmas!!! And thank you for being such a blessing this year, dear friend!!!
XO

Shar said...

Awesome card, Terry! Perfect for the challenge! Thanks so much for being a Visiting Artist with us!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations, Terry, on your big win of blog candy. You deserve a prize as your projects are always top notch.

I believe I posted on Scrolls Work about your cherub cards but had to state again how beautiful they turned out.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Carolyn S

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