We are Neet and Wendy and we would like to welcome you to our fortnightly challenge, ‘Artful Times’, where we are offering a variety of challenges to inspire you to create in whichever style or medium of crafting you enjoy. You never know, we might even inspire you to create something out of your comfort zone and try out something new.

Yes like all challenge sites we have rules and guidelines. We hope you will read and follow them, we have Oyster Stamps as our sponsor, and of course, a winner and runner up will be chosen each month. We may also have the occasional guest designer.



Friday, 22 November 2013

Lilac & Silver - with a Wintry Stamp

Oh dear, the Alcohol Ink Challenge did not attract many entries although the people who did enter posted some rather superb pieces with AI's - and I am afraid this one may have the same effect as it does require one to do some stamping rather than using a digital image or something similar.

This challenge is to use the colours - lilac and silver and use a wintry stamp.  By wintry I mean Christmas also, it does not have to be a scene - rather something to do with the season.  Is it cold where you are?  We are certainly experiencing wintry weather now with snow on high ground and those chilly winds that make staying indoors all the more inviting.

Afraid I only have one card to show you for inspiration and here it is (sorry it is looking wonky, it doesn't look so in real life - must be the scan):


I stamped the image (Impression Obsession) in black on a piece of card coloured with Distress Inks (Seedless Preserves) and then went over areas with Liquid Applique and a tiny touch of glitter.  The poinsettias (Spellbinders) and the Holly (Cheery Lynn) were then cut out in silver mirri card and glitter added to the centre of the flowers.  All of these are available from Oyster Stamps.

Well everyone, here's hoping you are having a lovely time, keeping nice and warm and getting ready for the busy period ahead of us.  Only 33 days to go .....


11 comments:

chrissies said...

A very beautiful card Neet. I love the stamp you used and the wonderful flowers

Chrissie xx

Lisa Winnard said...

Love the theme! Purple is my fav colour, and a bit of silver thrown in..... Perfect!
Now, which stamp to use? Mmmmmmmm........

Maggie said...

Fabulous card and a great challenge purple and silver love it! I will be back to play later!!

MaggieH

Maggie said...

I'm back really enjoyed playing and thank you for challenging me to use a colour out of my comfort zone! lol

MaggieH

Maggie said...

Oh! I'm first to play, really enjoyed making this quick and simple card thanks for challenging me to use a colour out of my comfort zone!

MaggieH

itsamistry said...

Lovely card and the colour combination is one of my favourites. I've made a couple of cards but can't upload until tomorrow as I still need to photograph them and it's gone dark now :(

Elaine said...

You may only have made one card but it's a beauty. Thanks for the challenge!!

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Neet a gorgeous card and I love the colour scheme I shall make every effort to join you. I have been a very bad and lazy blogger :( hugs to you and I shall be back soon with my efforts. Xxx

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Neet your card is gorgeous and I love the colour scheme I shall make every effort to join you this time. But I have been a very bad and lazy blogger :( hugs to you my dear.

ps this May be a duplicate as The blogger fairies did a funny on me. Maybe a punishment for my absence lol x

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A wonderful sample. thank you for the challenge

Lisa Winnard said...

My entry is in. Loved doing this challenge. Purples are defo my fav colour palette and who does love a bit of silvery sparkle?