Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fancy Friday - Nontradtional Christmas

for a Non-traditional Christmas Color Combo!
My fancy friends and I are back with some NEW fancy friends too! We loved working with each other so much that we decided to continue on with an all new blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways! Then a few of us had to take a break so we invited some new FANCY friends to join us and make the blog hop a little longer for your enjoyment! These are a group of past and current Artisans that have become fast friends thru the Artisan journey.

 Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds (color,sketch, stamp focus, etc)! This month and next will be one week early due to the holidays. This month we are having fun with a color challenge using NON-Traditional Christmas colors! THIS was quite a challenge! I so wanted to use red and green in these cards, but I didn't! Overall, I love the pop of bright colors and I love the basic layout of these cards. I could even recreate them in traditional colors if I choose!
I watercolored the strips in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White Cardstock. It almost is a pinky purple when watered down. The JOY is die cut with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits and Crushed Curry. The Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the wreath die cut from the same Wonderful Wreath Framelits. Then I just placed with Fine-Tip Glue Pen, a bunch of clear and white Metallic Sequin Assortment.
The strips here are done in Crushed Curry in same technique. Then I used Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo for the accent colors. The words come from the Holly Jolly Greetings and the coordinating Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies. I am loving the Silver Cording here! It curves so easy into a spiral right off the spool.  You just cut a smaller piece to tie the bow.

Thanks for stopping by my post for the Fancy Friday blog hop!
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You saw Allison Okamitsu's brightly colored card before me and now move on to 
Jennifer Timko's snowflake popping card by clicking on the next button below! 

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Anonymous said...

Love these Cindy! I'm a big fan of big water-colored stripes, and I love the focal points of the cards as well.

Jeanna Bohanon said...

CUTE - my fave is the "yellow" one! LOL Love how these came together.

~amy~ said...

super fun, I adore pink for the holidays!

Connie Collins said...

Cindy, you really made these non-traditional colors work...I love the results!

Allison Okamitsu said...

Cindy! These are SO cute!!! I especially love the one with the tree. You totally rocked non-traditional!
xo Allison