Saturday, September 26, 2009

Radiant Gradient - Merry Christmas!


Hi Chickies!

I know - I'm posting on a Saturday!! Wow - I hardly ever do that. But I really wanted to show you the holiday card that I just made for the newest challenge over at Moxie Fab World. The challenge is to demonstrate the gradient in color, which is very popular in so many areas of fashion, papercrafting, and design. I was inspired by a t-shirt that I purchased this summer from American Eagle - love variegated blues and turquoises. The colors remind me of a pool in the summer, or snow drifts in the winter. That's why I decided to once again kill two birds with one stone - a card for the challenge AND another holiday card for my stash!! Bonus!

I love that Cath Edvalson pushes me to step out of my comfort zone in an effort to try something new, or to be more aware of what's around me. It didn't occur to me, until she enlightened me, that gradient color is everywhere!!







STAMPS: Polka Dot Basics (PTI), Snowflake - Merry Christmas (Hero Arts), Snowflake - Snowy Eve (Memory Box), Snowflake (Melissa Frances), Vintage Christmas Expressions (Cornish Heritage Farms)
INK: Cloud White (VersaFine Chalk Ink), Aqua Mist (PTI), Water Lily Green (Palette)
PAPER: Snow Cone CS (Poptone), Blu Raspberry CS (Poptone), White CS (Neenah)
ACCESSORIES: Apron Lace Border Punch (Fiskars), Button (PTI), 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (American Crafts), White Satin Ribbon (SU), Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Corner Rounder (SU), Self-Adhesive Rhinestones (Kaisercraft)

Thanks for stopping by! I'm trying to finish up a few more challenges, so you may just see additional posts either today or tomorrow!!

11 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Stunning challenge card and a fabulous Christmas card.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

gorgeous! everything about it is GORGEOUS!!!!

hugs,

Terri said...

Stunning card, my friend! Love the color you have chosen and don't ya just love doing the "no coloring" thing for such an easy, yet beautiful card?! Awesome!

Alyssa B said...

Oh this is lovely, and you used snowflakes too, love it!

Cath said...

Thanks for entering the challenge, Karolyn! :)

Vanessa said...

Beautiful colours! Love it!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Helen F. said...

BEAUTIFUL take on MFW's gradient ~ your card is truly "radiant".

Michelle/Eliotstamps said...

Just gorgeous, Karolyn! I love the color choice - aqua is one of my faves!

Maricel Fabi said...

It's beautifully done! Love the color and design.

Jean McKenzie said...

I havent visited for a while and wow you do have some gorgeous cards here! Love the blue Christmas card - so soft and pretty and the Boo card looks great in those colours!

Jessica said...

This card is so pretty and the colors are perfect for a christmas card :)