Thursday 23 October 2014

SSS November Card Kit Challenge Week - Day 4

It's time for Day 4 of my November Card Kit challenge.
So - Day 4's challenge:

Non Traditional Christmas Colours

OK - so I make a lot of Christmas cards with non traditional colours… in fact, it's rare that I stick to the traditional green or red. :) But as it was offered as a challenge, I embraced it. :)
I chose the teal polka dot paper from the Lawn Fawn Snow Day pad that comes with the kit. Teal is certainly not traditional, right? OK, so pairing it with white is less adventurous than it might have been… but that paper is the PERFECT snowy sky, and needed a snowy ground to go with it. :)
I added sweet die cut houses from the new Village dies selection, cutting them from white card then coating them with Wink of Stella.
Village Scene by Lucy Abrams
I used a couple of the Stitched Lines and Hills dies to create my snowy hill. Oh, and I love the cute enamel hearts in the kit.
Village Scene 2 by Lucy Abrams Originally, I coated the hill with Wink of Stella too - but the brush marks were really visible. Anyone know if there is a technique to avoiding this??
Right - one more day to go. See you tomorrow.


KimCreate said...

All week I have been enjoying your samples for the kit club. Can't wait to get mine. I also ordered these house dies!
Thanks for the inspiration!

conil said...

Don't know the technique (the streaks annoy me, too) but I know a sweet and festive Christmas card when I see one.

Lisa Petrella said...

Lucy, I adore your cards! That teal patterned paper makes the perfect snowy backdrop and I LOVE the sweet little glittery houses and enamel hearts!

anja curvers said...

Wow this is another great card Lucy love the house on the hill and those enamel hearts are really cute. Sorry I don't have any tips for you.

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous! Your placement of the hearts is just perfect, Jo x

Caroline said...

Can't wait for my kit to arrive!! This is my favorite so far, love the wink of stella. I've only used it on smaller surfaces, so not sure how to avoid streaking. Hmmm, something to think about....

Cindy C. said...

I love this non-traditional colour card!! The white village against teal BG looks great!!