Thursday, July 10, 2014

24 Weeks Until Christmas and Monthly Christmas Challenge - July 2014

I am sorry I have been missing for the past week and am a few hours late posting my card this week. I do not post much personal news my crafting blog, but I have been getting ready and helping others get ready to use our three minutes each privilege of the floor at a Town Board meeting. A local business owner is trying to add an industrial facility to his trucking company in an area he admits is not ideal the the business and is otherwise completely surrounded by homes. The vote is tonight and I hope you will send good vibes our way. Unfortunately this is only a temporary measure so our work is not done. Enough about that. Let's talk about fun stuff.

Working toward my goal to finish all of my cards well in advance of the fall holidays, I created this card with the Digi Stamps 4 Joy July 2014 Monthly Christmas Challenge image. I just finished adhering it this morning.

Christmas Card Week 24

I used the following materials to create the card: Irresistible Bling by Digi Stamps 4 Joy printed on Georgia Pacific white cardstock. The image was colored using Lyra Rembrandt 72 Polycolor Fine Art Coloured Pencils for Artists. Here is a close up of my coloring:

Christmas Card Week 24 - July 2014 Holiday Card - close up

The card is a large one this time: 8" x 6". I cut it from CTMH White Daisy cardstock (1385). The polka-dot layer on the card base is the back side of Bright Stripes (item #ELC6607) from Echo Park Paper Co.'s Everybody Loves Christmas collection by Bella Road. The oval layers were cut using Creatives Memories Custom Cutting System. I inked some edges with a Sponge Dauber and a CTMH Exclusive Inks™ Chocolate Stamp Pad (Z2111). Except for the image, everything was from my stash.

I am linking my card to the Digi Stamps 4 Joy July 2014 Monthly Christmas Challenge and Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Months of Christmas Card Link Up.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you like my card. I would love to hear what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Brenda this is beautiful. Just love how you kept the image as the focus and your colouring is superb.
    Thank you for taking the time to use this month’s free Christmas image. You have automatically qualified to receive next month’s Christmas image for free, which will be emailed to you at the beginning of August.
    {Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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