Hello, hope all of you are coping with the Christmas rush lol. I had some downtime today so I created a card using the CR84FN68 Color Challenge colors of burgundy, gray and cream. I'll confess that these colors had me stumped but I went shopping in my paper stash and came up with an oldie but a goldie paper pad-Basic Grey's Little Black Dress. The gray dp helped bring this card together and I ended up loving this color combo. That's the primary reason I participate in these challenges, they stretch me creatively and force me out of my comfort zone. Here's the color inspiration photo and just so you know I Google'd the color burgundy-in the maroon family and the color of burgundy wine are two of the descriptions that Wikipedia gave. Hopefully my card will pass. :)
and a close up of my bow and heart stick pins
I made this card for my husband and I sure hope he doesn't mind the big bow. ;-) While I was shopping for paper in my craft room I found this striped ribbon by May Arts and the colors worked so I used it. Another fave of mine made its way onto my card and that's Spellbinders 2010 Christmas Ornament dies which provide a wonderful, vintage feel. I added more die cuts with accent corner dies inspired by Just Rite Stampers and manufactured by Spellbinders. Even though these are not traditional Christmas colors they work well together and are great for masculine cards.
That's it for me today and before I go I'd like to thank Mona and the design team for the amazing inspiration they've provided throughout the year. You still have time to play along because the entry deadline has been extended to December 12th due to this being the last challenge of the year.