Thursday 15 October 2020

Colour Challenge at 12 MoC


Over at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up it is the Merry Maidens turn to showcase some fabulous Christmas cards.

The optional Twist for this challenge is to use at least 3 colours from the swatch from Design Seeds

This paper pack Foil Textures Festive Colours designed by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 
is up for grabs to the lucky winner who follows the twist.

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that features the twist.

The Sponsor for this challenge is Pattie's Creations who is offering 3 images from her Etsy store for the lucky winner.

I don't have access to a colour printer at the moment so cannot print out the digital papers so I have made a hybrid digital card. This way I can honour both the image artist, and use Lisa's digital papers. The added bonus is I then have the image already coloured to make into a physical card at a later date.

I started off by matching the swatch colours to my Promarkers and coloured the image Vintage Christmas Stocking by Pattie's Creations. I added some gold Stickles glitter glue to the intersections of the stocking. This coloured image was scanned in to make a digital copy which could then be made into a card on the computer.

I used Sketch 192 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for the layout of this card.

The base layer is the sea green paper from the Foil Textures pack. 

To this I have added the Merry Christmas Words paper from the 
12 Months of Christmas 2014 paper pack. This was a great way of adding a sentiment.

From this same paper pack I used the paper with the Row of Ornaments and cropped it to just the baubles. I then added a mat of the Strawberry coloured foil paper.

I have used strips of the Sea Green & Mint foiled papers under the image. The image itself has been matted with more of the Sea Green to keep it consistent.

Finally I have added 2 strips of 'washi tape' using a cropped section from the Red White & Green striped paper from the Holiday Hoopla Patterned Papers pack 2. By reducing the opacity it makes it more see through like real washi tape would be.

I do hope you will take part in our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations.

Digital Supplies Used : 

Papers - Foil Textures Festive Colours, 12 Months of Christmas 2014 & Holiday Hoopla Papers Pack 2 by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.
Coloring Medium Used - Promarkers
Embellishments - Gold Stickles glitter glue

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Most beautiful designed creation, the colours are stunning, love your LOTS OF LAYERS design. Many thanks for joining us in our current challenge at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge.. good luck with your lovely entry.[aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges{My Blog}

  2. Oh I love your card Mandy what a perfect Christmas Stocking. I love your colours used and you've used my sketch perfectly. I love the addition of the gold Stickles glue perfect. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.

    Kathie SSW2~DT

  3. Great design! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Ike’s world with this lovely card. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for Ike’s world {My Blog}

  4. Wow.. this is really nice! I love the backgroundpapers and the border! Also a really nice image! Your creation makes me smile!!! Very nice done of the sketch, too!

    Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    *GDT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days

  5. Wonderful Christmas Stocking card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our "Anything Goes, optional " include a stocking" challenge.

  6. A sweet Christmas creation Mandy.

    B x

  7. Mandy, Great retro Shocking! Love all the vibrant colors and touches of Gold. Thank you for sharing your Beaux Arts design with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  8. A lovely digital design Mandy. It can't be considered for the top three though as the challenge rules are that a physical card or project must be made - the rule was highlighted in this challenge post.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

    1. Thanks for your really lovely apology Mandy.

  9. great festive card Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  10. Mandy this is a beautiful card. I love the image and great colour choice.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Jan’s Digital DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner – My Blog

  11. FANTASTIC and great coloring Mandy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  12. Great colors! Love how you've followed the pattern on the stocking
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday
    Sharon ~ DT member for Digi Choosday Challenge!

  13. Such a pretty card Mandy! Great job with one of our sketches!

    Thank you for playin along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!

  14. Love the stocking, fab take on the sketch!

    IkesWorld Challenges DT Val x

  15. Beautiful Christmas card! Bravo!
    Thank you for playing with us at the Ike's World Challenges!

  16. Lovely card, Mandy! As you can see I am working hard to get caught up! Thanks for your awesome work and your support of our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner


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