Honestly, I’m getting a new camera (phone) soon. But right now I’m concentrating on getting over being sick….and riding out some arctic air in the area, so phone-shopping is not high on my to-do list. Meanwhile, I’m always playing with paper, in a merrily retro fashion. As in, staying nice and toasty via losing myself totally in creative challenges–much more fun than merely shivering to keep warm! This card kept me busy layering up stuff for three different challenges again.
Always Playing With Paper’s “The Challenge #22” gave me the bones of my card, as it provided both a sketch and a color combo to work with. I tinkered with the sketch just a bit and pulled the background horizontal strip to the front to accommodate my chosen stamp–which is the retired Jolly Jingles Jumbo Wheel. My colors of Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White, and the retired but still-my-favorite-red Poppy Parade yelled Christmas at me again, so, since I also included a few snowflakes on here (via the white sequin-flakes from SU’s Holiday catty, and the three that I punched out of the Chocolate Chip background DSP and attached to the little snowflakes on the left bottom of the stamped image) helped me meet the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 140‘s criteria to make a card with a snowflake. Thankfully, one of the Design Team made a card that did NOT have the brown and blue also, so I felt okay with throwing in some really definitely NOT brown and blue into this. I love Merry Monday because it enables encourages me to keep my Christmas projects and supplies out all year long and work on them happily..
Retro Rubber #05’s tool challenge this time was to use a crimper–which I don’t own. But, thanks to the wonderful suggestion to use a scoring tool in a similar fashion, I did just that, and added both a “bunting” Poppy Parade swag over my Tea Lace Paper Doily, as well as a pop of a lolly (lolli-pop??–sorry, my brain gets sillier when I’m cold!) behind my stamped flower. Both the Jolly Jingles Wheel and the other stamps from the old Berry Christmas set –done mostly in tone-on-tone in the vertical rectangular panels–further fit RR’s challenge. I really love pulling out these old stamps and giving them some play time. And I like it even more when this also inspires/allows me to use older, but still very much loved, supplies. My stuff like this only “gets gotten rid of” when I use it up!
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