Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Pretty colours for Christmas

There are two challenges looking for cards in pretty pastel colours at the moment - Christmas Card Challenges with this colour scheme



And Merry Monday who are looking for pastels in general.



These are not really colours I associate with Christmas, and you will (unless you have access to my recycling bin) never know just how many times I stamped and embossed this Christmas Tree and sentiment until I was happy with the result! Every combo of card/ink/powder I used seemed to produce a result that was so pale you couldn't see the image or so bright it had strayed too far from being a pastel. Eventually a combination of Brilliance inks and Pearlescent powders produced a result I was happy with.

And then it was such a gloomy miserable day that even with electric lighting and flash, I still ended up with gloomy shadows up one side of the card. Some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue.....

12 comments:

  1. A beautiful tree after all for this delightful Christmas card. Thanks for sharing on Christmas Card Challenges

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  2. I"m glad you kept at it, Jane, because this is beautiful! Love that embossed tree! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  3. A tough challenge to use pastel colours for a Christmas card, but you've nailed it! xx

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  4. It's perfect! I am so happy you kept at it!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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  5. It was worth persisting to get this lovely card! I love the spotty background and the tree is gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  6. Very pretty card and great use of the colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  7. Wonderful image...that tree is so lovely!
    Glad you persevered as this card looks great.

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  8. Wonderful image...that tree is so lovely!
    Glad you persevered as this card looks great.

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  9. So pretty, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  10. Cute card!! Love the paper and pretty tree! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  11. Love the simple design of this .. It's ok to see a bit of Christmas

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