Friday, November 29, 2019

Christmas Peonies

Welcome to this week's Colour Dare challenge! 

I am sure you recognize the M&Ms characters that represent this week's colour choices. Chose ONLY TWO of the colours. Black, white and all other neutrals are free to use.
Since it is so close to Christmas, I selected red and green plus white and black for my card. I pulled out one of my favourite stamps - Budding Peonies - for this card. I wanted to make it into a shaker card but since the flowers are so large, the best option was to turn the entire card into a shaker. I did place some foam tape under the flowers to prevent the sequins from gathering in the corners. The flowers and leaves were coloured using the Tri-Blend markers and I brushed the flower lines with the Clear Shimmer Brush after they were coloured. The centre of each flower is done using a silver pen - since I wasn't able to use yellow... 

The sentiment was stamped using two colours and then the sequins were placed inside the shaker, which covers the entire front of the card. 

In order to get the sequins looking like they are spread over the card, I had to photograph this from above. That makes it very difficult to get a rectangular shape without the edges being "off" a little... 

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you use the M&Ms family colours 
to create your project. 
You have two weeks to link up with this challenge. 
We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, White Cards and Envelopes 
Stamps: Budding Peony, Christmas Joy
Inks: Intense Black, Candy Apple, Clover
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts, Holiday Sequins, Foam Tape, Clear Shimmer Brush, Silver Marker (Sharpie) 



Becca Yahrling said...

I love shakers and this one's gorgeous! Love how
you did the sentiment, too.

A.Rose said...

Now that’s an intricte beautifully colored and put together card!

Cat Nowak said...

Beautiful shaker card! I love the you made a Christmas card with the peonies!! So lovely and fun!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card, Alyson! Those colors really pop! Great job.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Alyson! Your colouring looks amazing! Love that this is a shaker too! Beautiful work!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Wow, beautiful shaker card, and love the bold red and green colors against your white background...gorgeous card.