Wednesday, August 6, 2014

MFP Color Challenge - Blue, Lime, Red





"Cats are glorious creatures who must on no accounts be underestimated.....
Their eyes are fathomless depths of cat-world mysteries."
                                        --------- Lesley Anne Ivory

Hi, Friends......

Here I am with a card to help us beat the heat....hopefully!  This is for the MFP Color Challenge - Blue, Red, Lime.  With those colors, I immediately thought of Christmas....so I am surprised no one else making samples and entries went with a holiday theme.


I stamped this Jumbo Poinsettia, a prize from Stampendous (THANKS, Stampendous!!), with Black Staz-on on watercolor paper and watercolored with my waterbrush.  I also brushed on some metallic silver Gelato for a bit of sheen and frosted it with some holographic glitter, which you can see in the angled photo below.



I don't have a die large enough for this half-fold card, so I traced around the edge of my largest fancy-edged die on the two ends of this DCWV red foiled cardstock and cut it out and mounted it on ice blue cardstock.  Some silver snowflakes and a silver bow finished everything up.

Hope you like my Christmas card.  Have you started making Christmas cards or crafts yet?

Have a lovely mid-week!!  

<3
Janis 

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:

1.  MFP Color Challenge #33 -  Blue, Lime, Red 

17 comments:

Karenladd said...

Wow, this is just spectacular!! Love that jumbo poinsettia and you really fancified it (very technical term, I know..) with the glitter and Gelato! I often trace and hand cut a shape if I don't have the die for it as it's a great way to expand your design options without trying to buy every single die out there! That red foiled cardstock really showcases the beautiful watercolored image....everything is just perfect! I typically wait until the last minute to make my Christmas cards but I may just start earlier than usual since I pulled out some of my Christmas supplies and stamps to do the Christmas in July challenges out there this month. We'll see though because I try to do that every year and well, you know...... : )

Stampsnob said...

Would not mind at all if i found this beauty in my mail box Thanks for sharing at MFP CC...............Lis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Karen!!! "Fancified"....I like it. Problem is that sometimes I don't know where the line between fancified and cheapified is! Ha.
I've really enjoyed seeing your Christmas in July projects!!! You have a great head start on your holiday crafts!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Lis!! Hope you are having a lovely Anniversary!!!

<3
Janis

Terri Winske said...

Congratulations, Janis! What a beautiful card. Makes me want to start my Christmas cards....almost! I do a little procrastinating on Christmas cards, but my intentions are always good!

Karenladd said...

Congrats on winning this challenge Janis! You got your wish for the adorable giraffe stamp set!!

Davi said...

Beautiful card, love the Christmas theme! The poinsettia is really so pretty with all the shimmer on it :)

Stampsnob said...

Janis I see you won the MFP Color Challenge.Go do the required email if you haven't already....Lis

Janis said...

Thank you, Terri!!! I appreciate your kind words and your visit!! I really enjoy seeing what you make on all the MFP challenges.

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Karen!! I am so delighted to have been drawn for that giraffe set. Let's hope I am not sticking my neck out by hoping it doesn't take a loooooooong time to arrive! Ha.

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Davi! I must be getting tired of the heat if I am making Christmas cards. :)

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Lis. I just love that giraffe set and I emailed this morning. Yippee!!!

<3
Janis

Liz said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I must get round to starting mine! Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming my latest follower. x

Karenladd said...

Wince.....oh my! Haha!

Christy Davis said...

Wow the poinsettia is AMAZING! And no I haven't thought about making Christmas cards yet ;p I haven't even made any summery cards yet...

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Liz, for visiting and becoming a follower!! I hope you say the ginormous new-follower smile I posted for you!!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Christie!! You've been a little bit busy this summer, so no summery cards is completely acceptable! lol.... Glad you like my poinsettia. Watercoloring an image like that is still a little bit scary for me, but the waterbrush helps a LOT!!!

<3
Janis