Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Purples and Blues for Christmas

One of the fun things about all the blog challenges out there is that they sometimes push you to create something you would never have thought of doing on your own.  Case in point is the card I'm sharing today.
I was inspired to use holly by this weeks Merry Monday challenge
I knew I wanted to use the holly from Festive Foliage and the coordinating die for it  - both from Waltzingmouse - but assumed I would go with some greens and reds!

But then my thoughts switched to non-traditional colors when I saw the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge
 We had to use at least 3 of the colors and at least 1 Waltzingmouse stamp -  and I actually got in 5 of the colors -  two blues, tan (cardstock), dark purple and light purple!  If you have Waltzingmouse stamps be sure and check out Deborah and Tara's challenges on Fridays!
I'm so pleased with how this came out -  who knew you didn't have to use green for holly?!?!  Of course, my husband's comment was 'but it just doesn't look like Christmas to me in those colors!"  Ugh.........

Stamps:  Festive Foliage (holly), Merry Christmas from Nordic Winter -  Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves.
Accessories:  foam dots, circle Nestability, winter blend sequins - Avery Elle, Holly Die set - Waltzingmouse.

27 comments:

Marcia HIll said...

I love this card! Your colors are perfect and who says you HAVE to use red and green for holly leaves or anything Christmas for that matter?! It is absolutely perfect just the way it is! :0)

Patti J said...

I think it's gorgeous, Julia! And I totally love your design...May have to case that layout! Perfectly done!

Annette Allen said...

oh my this is totally stunning.. gorgeous stamping and awesome designing.. i love it

Joni nina Andaya said...

Beautiful!!! Love the non-traditional colors :)

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love the color combo and those leaves are extra
bibiana

Shelia said...

Oh I really like those non traditional colors on this beautiful card!!

~amy~ said...

I super love the use of non-traditional colors. This is wonderful Julia!

Marybeth said...

Look at you with this think out of the box colors for a Christmas card......I love it!
Good thing we can tune our husbands out when we need to :)

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, I love these colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Kristie Goulet said...

I think your holly looks beautiful in these colors! So pretty!

Deborah Frings said...

I think it's fabulous! I love the holly in these colours (and may have to CASE it too). I do like the touch of bling! Thanks so much for playing along with Waltzingmouse Fanatics!

Bonnie said...

I love purple on Christmas cards! And I love the window with the holly framing it! Thanks, Julia for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

dpkennedy said...

I love the colors you used Julia! It's modern and beautiful!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Love the colors you chose for this card! They really look great!
:) Marie

Lesley Croghan said...

Love your non-traditional colours! This is so pretty and I love how you mimicked the inspiration photo too!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Julia, I love that you used a Christmas set with these colours!

Linda said...

I love this .... so different, the colours are fab. Linda xx

Craftilicious said...

Oh why doesn't holly come in purples irl - its so much prettier than green!
Thanks so much for joining us again.
Tara
Waltzingmouse Fanatics

Deepti said...

The non traditional is always good and when u r creating some thing it has to be a stunner !!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Julia! You really rocked those colors! Thanks for the inspiration!

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is beautiful! I love how you use those non traditional colors for your holly card. It turned out fabulous!

Wendy said...

WOW Julia, this is gorgeous!!! I love your beautiful holly leaves in such non traditional colors! I would have never thought to do them in these colors and it's true....challenges make us think out of the box! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us over at Merry Mondays!! :)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Beautiful! Love the non-traditional colors.

Katie Melhus said...

How unexpected and lovely! The holly looks great like this :) So glad you're playing along with us this week at Merry Monday!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Oh - LOVE the non-traditional colors you used for your Christmas Card. Great layout, too! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Sandi said...

Love the colors!!! Just gorgeous!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Julia, on the well-deserved recognition from MM for your fabulous card in nontraditional colors!! Hugs, Darnell

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