Monday, 14 October 2013

Monday Moments

Hello everyone and welcome to a new week.

Two more Christmas cards to share today - my box is getting quite full now.  I was inspired by Beverley from Uniko Studio when making my first card.  She's had some cards on her blog that use the flower from Flower Power #1 coloured red to look like poinsettias, so I thought I'd give it a go.  I used the layout from CAS Colours & Sketches and liked the idea of one half being sort of the negative of the other.  I used a white gel pen to colour the middle of the leaves on the bottom cluster to immitate the open poinsettias.


When I was putting this card together I really liked how it looked even before the flowers were added, so my second card picked up on this.  I love how trying one thing can spark ideas for another.  I think the first card is more traditional and the second a more modern twist.  And I can't believe how many Christmas cards I've made without any glitter - must definitely rectify this soon!


  

Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio, Natures Treasures 1 & Flower Power #1; Clearly Besotted, Holiday Sentiments
Ink: Memento, rhubarb stalk, cottage ivy
Pen: white gelly roll

Thanks for looking.

Jane


5 comments:

  1. Both of your cards are great, but I especially love how the poinsettias frame the corners of the panel on the first card. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at CAS - Colours and Sketches! I hope you'll join us again soon.

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  2. These really are beautiful Jane! So crisp and clean! I think I love the poinsettia one just a little bit more than the other! :)
    Thanks for joining us at CAS - Colours and Sketches :)
    Lizy xx

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  3. Simply FABulous! Glad I give you inspiration :) Hugs Bev x

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  4. Love both your cards, but I especially like the 'negative' feel of the first one with red and white poinsettias. A great take on the sketch, thanks for playing along with us at CC&S this week

    Louise xx

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  5. Wonderful cards! I love the poinsettia/vine corners on the first card! Thanks for joining us at CSS Colours & Sketches!

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