Monday 5 December 2022

The Flower Challenge #75 Christmas


This month the challenge is all about Christmas so a card with florals for Christmas.

Please note that the challenge will only go till the 15th this month
as we realise everyone is getting very busy organising for Christmas/Holiday period.

We will not be having a challenge next month as its Summer over this side of the
world and that means school holidays, hot days and lots of down time so we decided
everyone could have January off.

Now to my card

I love how this card turned out and it has already been given for Christmas and the recipient
loves it as well.

This is a new background stamp from Hero Arts and I heat embossed in gold onto vellum.
I then watercoloured with my zigs.

As you know when I use my Zigs on vellum as they are vibrant colours in a pen I am able to
use without water using the palest colour to blend out the bright colours. Also Zig Watercolour 
brushes now come with a blending brush with clear solution which is great for removing
excess colour or colour that goes outside the image.
I also did a very very light pink wash over the blank areas.
I attached to the cardstock by using glue in areas behind flowers where the colour was darkest.
Hot foil sentiment was all that was needed to add sparkle to the card. This is a 5.5" x 5.5" card.

Now its time to go over to The Flower Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team has been up to
and to gets lots of amazing inspiration. Also we have the wonderful Darnell who has joined us
after winning a challenge earlier this year.

If you have never been to Darnells blog you need to go check it out, she makes the most amazing
cards and always, always has a brilliant tail to tell. Darnell has a massive following on her blog
because she just knows how to share a good story and get us smiling. Darnell was actually the
person who convinced me to start a blog and helped me through all the steps.

Well its time to go visit the others.
Thank you so much for coming to look at my cards

Crafty hugs



I Card Everyone said...

Such a beautiful Christmas garden of delight, Aileen!
Merry Christmas sweet friend to you and your lovely family!

Stef Perry said...

What an incredibly gorgeous card, Aileen! All the vibrant colors just make my heart happy and I am definitely inspired to dust off my zigs to try this on vellum. Have an amazing Christmas and well deserved month-long holiday in January!

TaeEun said...

Your card has a look of a stained glass, which the vibrant coloring on vellum creates! Gorgeous !!! Wishing you and yours a happy Christmas season and beautiful Summer over there!

Darnell said...

Aw, Aileen, you've got me tearing up remembering old times with you! Your card is so fresh and pretty! You've done beautiful coloring of this fantastic image with your Ziggies on vellum. I love the unusual colors for Christmas - unusual for up here, but perfect colors for a summertime Christmas! Thank you for your friendship and your very kind words! Happy Holidays and Happy January! I am honored to be December's GD! Hugs, Darnell

Bobby said...

I love the vibrancy you got from the Zigs, Aileen. What a gorgeous card that could be used for any occasion. Have a very Merry Christmas. See you again in February.

sandie said...

Such a beautiful card Aileen and nearly as gorgeous as the one I got in the post today! Thank you so much for thinking of me especially as I haven’t been around for a while, it means so much to me xx I am sorry, this year I haven’t sent out cards, but sending Xmas hugs. Sandie xx

donna mikasa said...

So pretty, Aileen! This reminds me of porcelain, so beautifully colored!

Viv said...

Another fabulous creation again Aileen! you are so clever using the vellum and colouring it like that. It's been so cold here lately -5 at night and only 9c in my craft room until I heat it and then only manage 13c as it's so darn cold outside. I haven't made any cards at all in the past few weeks, good job I made my Xmas ones early. Hope to get back to it soon! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas too ;) hugs Viv xx

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous card Aileen and I love the beautiful colors. I love the velllum look and how soft it makes everything look. Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

lostinpaper said...

An absolute stunner Aileen, Merry Christmas my friend x