Monday, October 18, 2010

OLW--Non-traditional Christmas Colors

First of all, recognition is in order for Susan Raihala of Simplicity. Not only did Susan start our weekly challenges, but she has done a wonderful job of managing it and visiting all our blogs to comment on our entries. Kudos, Susan, for a job well done and appreciated!

The real challenge, however, is in knowing when to withdraw from something even when it is going well. I had to learn this myself several years ago, and I know the agonizing that one goes through when making this kind of decision. After all, there's a time to move on in order to pursue other things in life.

One Layer Wednesday will continue for a time with Jennifer Styles partnering with Susan to keep the challenges going. Jennifer's challenge for this week is to create a winter holiday card without using Cream, White, Red or Green cardstock for the base. I can't think of anything more non-traditional than Soft Suede, which is how I came up with the start of this card. After embossing the poinsettia in gold, I colored in the flower with a peach chalk, with black chalk toward the middle. I then added black sparkle glitter in the center. The sentiment is done with black embossing powder which also helps to make it a little more readable against the dark cardstock.

Thank you Jennifer for volunteering to help keep One Layer Wednesday going!


Jennifer Styles said...

This is a lovely card, very festive!

Good job on the challenge!

Bonnie said...

Doris, this is so elegant! The gold embossing is so striking against the Soft Suede!

maryr917 said...

soft suede is such a non-traditional color for a christmas card but you have made it look like it belongs in the holiday line-up of colors-great card doris

Debgem said...

Hi Doris

This is such an elegant card. I love the image and the greeting. It may be non-traditional, but it works so well.

Susan Raihala said...

Doris, you did a GREAT job with this challenge and proved that SS can make a stunning holiday card!

Susan said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossing!