Sunday, 11 October 2015

Somewhat silly

When I saw Casology's key word I decided it wasn't for me, same when I saw the Colour Q palette. But as is sometimes the case, in the middle of the night, when I couldn't sleep an idea gradually emerged.

A stamp that had come with a magazine, or similar, that I thought I'd never used, along with it's pun-ridden sentiment. A palette so that is so far from traditional Christmas it just couldn't work, and layout on which a twist could be put.

So here's how I explain my "Silly" entry. To me the challenges felt silly, which means, I didn't think I could do them justice. I was silly, for not believing in myself. Whilst the palette and the image felt silly, they could be worked into the seemingly silly - a tasteful Christmas card.

The image is from Crafter's Companion. Coloured with alcohol markers (silly me for having a stash of these, and almost never getting them out). Put into tags, and chisel tip of a marker dragged around the edge. Clarity Holly & Ivy stamp in the background, stamped thrice into a rough circle.

See what you think. I love it :-)

CASology 167: Silly
CAS Colours and Sketches #145
Colour Q #311: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Wisteria Wonder, Kiwi Kiss


  1. And it does work! Love that twist on a stocking of presents. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  2. This is fabulous. Love your boot posing as a Christmas stocking, and the wreath makes the perfect backdrop. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology and ColourQ this week.

  3. A very fun sentiment and fun images. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology!

  4. What a fabulous way to use these colors! So happy you shared your card with us at the colourQ.

  5. Good for you - You've pulled all the challenges together wonderfully into a very one-of-a-kind card! Thanks so much for making CC&S one of them. :)

  6. It's great to see a Christmas card in, essentially, Halloween colours. Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC&S this week Claire. Stef x

  7. Great take on the sketch, very CAS and I like the punny sentiment too. Thanks for joining us at CC&S
    Louise xx