I am so pleased to say 'I'm back again with Michelle' taking part in her 'Challenge Me a Christmas Card'. I love participating in this challenge and I hope you go to Michelle's blog to check out her card and hopefully you have time to look at her other 'Challenge Me a Christmas Card' posts to see all the amazing cards Michelle and other friends have been posting.
My favourite part of the challenge is that Michelle lets her guest decide what is to be done or used on the card. Of course as I so love colouring with my Zigs on Vellum aI suggested both using Zigs and Vellum.
For my Christmas card I have used 'Cosy Poinsettias' from The Ton silver embossed on vellum. I also silver embossed the sentiment that came with this set.
I then coloured using three colours - my darkest blue, lightest blue and
the middle colour in the purples.
Darkest blue for the top petals and in the shadows of the other petals, lightest blue from the bottom then I used my Nuvo Shimmer brush to move, mix or remove colour as I go. I then came in and placed random bits of the light purple and mixed that in with the Nuvo brush. Here I have made the image slightly darker so you can see the shimmer and sparkle of the image.
I then cut the vellum to fit the front of the card and used a strip of this amazing sparkly silver sticky backed glitter paper. This stuff is brilliant for cutting sentiments as well as it cuts perfectly and although sticky can be moved and placed around until you are happy with position then pressed down further for a firm hold.
I finished the card off with some clear gems that have a rainbow hue to them.
Now its time to go check out Michelle's blog and see how she went with my 'Challenge' to her.