Monday, 14 November 2011

A skully Christmas

Yep, Christmas card mode in gear again. This time went with a card for those friends of mine that prefer something a bit less traditional.
I used Delicious Doodles' "Skull Christmas Corner".



The light's not the best I'm afraid. Off to work in the dark, come home in the dark time of year.
I followed the sketch over at Sketches by Carly.
The image was coloured with promarkers and various bit were layered up to give that 3-D effect of decoupage.

There are 4 layers in some bits. The centre of the poinsettia are little micro beads stuck on using a small blob of glossy accents.
The card stock is dark green and dark red. No patterned paper at all. The back panel was embossed with a snow flake design and distress ink pad lightly rubbed over, then with a tiny "seasons greetings" stamp repeated over it with the same ink.
The horizontal panel is some dark green organza ribbon with some dark red striped across it. Some knotted narrow grossgrain ribbon running vertically.
Some snow flake brads, coloured with alcohol inks to finish.
All the green layers have been distressed both with sandpaper then ink. The red layers - au naturale.

I have entered this into a couple of challenges
The GDT spot over at the Smeared and Smudged forum
Sketches by Carly - their Sketch
Cards For Men - Christmas
Here Come The Boys - Colour Combo - Green, Red,White

9 comments:

  1. Wow, this is so awesome! Such a cool alternative xmas card. Love those poinsettias!

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  2. Fabulous card hun. Love your layering and micro bits! LOL

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  3. Fabulous card love your image and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  4. Fabulous card love your image and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  5. Lovely Gothic card! Love the layering and Deco! Thank you for playing at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

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  6. Great christmas card, thanks for sharing with us at Here Come The Boys red/white/green challenge.
    Teresa

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  7. Many thanks for your support with the new Joanna Sheen challenge - it is very much appreciated!

    Paula. x

    http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.com/

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  8. very creative Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sketches by Carly
    Hugs,
    julie

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