Elzybells Challenge – Red, Green and Gold

I love traditional Christmas colours, and the latest challenge at Elzybells is to use ‘Red, Green and Gold’ on your card. I had the perfect DP to use for this card: it’s by Fancy Pants, and has a red background with poinsettias, in red, green and gold, scattered around the edges. The image I decided on is called Deck the Halls.  I coloured this with Promarkers, and paper-pieced the girl’s dress in a scrap of the Fancy Pants paper. I tried to keep to the colours of the challenge as far as possible, with the exception of skin tones.  I matted and layered the coloured image on to pearly gold, and then red, card.  I added a strip of Cuttlebug-embossed red cardstock, matted onto the  pearly gold, to the left of the centre of the card.  I attached the coloured and matted image fairly centrally onto the background.  Lastly I added a paper poinsettia, with punched-out leaves, to the bottom right side of the image, where it blends in with the flowers in the background.




4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rachel Hope
    Dec 12, 2008 @ 22:44:39

    Adorable! I love the pieced dress!


  2. Linda
    Dec 13, 2008 @ 21:49:42

    Wow Maria, what a gorgeous card hun, i love the image, and so perfectly coloured. Also gorgeous papers. I am pleased to see you have managed to get your computer sorted, i know how much trouble you have been having with it and how concerned you were about your DT commitments. Your work has been well worth waiting for hun!!! hugs Linda x


  3. annie
    Dec 14, 2008 @ 11:43:51

    cute image Maria and perfect in red, green and gold. hugs, annie x


  4. Nikki
    Dec 15, 2008 @ 09:29:20

    gorgeous card Maria, love the cute image and the wonderful colour scheme. Hugs Nikki x


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