Sunday, December 2, 2018

Colorful Christmas

Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week the wonderful Jaydee is our hostess with a theme challenge: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

I was inspired by the colorful lights in the challenge badge to make a Christmas card in non-traditional colors. I'd purchased this stamp from Impression Obsession recently at The Ink Pad in Manhattan, and this is the first time I'm inking it up. I had a lot of fun coloring the images with my Prismacolor colored pencils. A sharp pencil can get in the tiniest of spaces, and I was also impressed how vivid the colors were for a pencil. I kept the rest of the card really simple with a sentiment from Lawn Fawn across the bottom.


At Christmas Card Throwdown, the challenge is to pick one of their previous challenges. I chose Sept. 2018, which is lime green and hot pink. At Inkspirational, it's Anything Goes Christmas. 

Stamp Sets: Tall Trees (Impression Obsession), Peace Love Joy (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Doll Pink (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 

The Paper Players Design Team

Inky hugs :)


Nancy Farrell said...

Oooohhh this is so cute. I love it. Very festive!
Have a blessed day.

sandie said...

I love the vibrancy of all the colours here. And what great colouring skills you have decorating each tree with these tiny sections-wonderful and bright. Thanks for joining Ink

Anne Marie Hile said...

You had my attention at ho pink and lime green! Squee! I just love Christmas cards in non-traditional colors. Your card is just so cheerful and fun. I love those whimsical tree images. Absolutely fantastic!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love a non-traditional colour scheme Sandy - those neon trees are electric! Those pencils did a great job too - such intense colour. Fab!

Jan Clothier said...

Oh my word! I don't know where to start! First, I love the funky trees. Those non-traditional colours really bring them to life. Secondly, coloured pencils? Really! So vibrant and strong. It's a lovely, lovely card.

laurie said...

Beautifully colored! those colors are so fun for the holidays too!

LeAnne said...

I love those retro colors on those retro trees!! Such a fun card! Hmmm...Prismacolors...that might be a dangerous thing for me to explore!! They certainly shine bright on your lovely card!

AlisonC said...

I really like these tree stamps and how you've used them in this stylish modern design. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

ElizStewart said... the hot pink and lime green! You have inspired me to go play if the challenge is still open. Funky trees are the best!

TracyB said...

Such a modern card with a retro twist. Love the colour combo that you used. Thanks for joining us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I love these tall trees and the non-traditional colors. The horizontal layout with the frame is fabulous. Such a modern take and CAS perfection

cm said...

How pretty your whimsical trees, sporting their non-traditional colours! Hot pink and lime green? Yes, please! So thrilled you shared this festive delight in the Inkspirational gallery!