Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hello Blog World!

 Hello, I'm Monica and today I thought was a good day to start my own blog!

  A few months ago my mom, myself and some friends decided to start our own card challenge. Every 2 weeks one of us in the group picks a challenge for us to work on. Thought it would be a fun for us to use old items, try new techniques or just to do something different. This is also about the time I starting thinking of doing a blog and sharing what we do. So on to my first card....

 Today for the post I'm actually starting with Challenge #16: It is to make a Christmas card not using any of the traditional colors. So that meant no reds, greens, whites, blues, silvers or golds. The "creator" of the challenge even said I couldn't use creams!!! (Sigh) We really weren't left with any Christmas colors. I decided to use a kraft card base, emboss a silhouette Christmas tree on a distressed (purple and orange) sky back ground.

Kraft card base- Recollections
Black cardstock and Black embossing powder
Tim Holtz Distress ink: Spiced Marmalade and Seedless Preserves
Stamps: Tree, Greeting (Lawn Fawns Ornate Ornaments)
Bling: TPC Studio

 Thanks stopping by. Feel free to play along. I love to see the different takes on the challenges!