Sunday, 25 July 2010

Curtain Call Oriental Christmas...


I feel like singing that song 'School's out for Summer!' - and indeed it is! Freedom... for 6 weeks at least! I'm hoping to have lots more time to make (and post!) cards over the next while - so let's kick off with this week's Curtain Call colour challenge:

I left this one right until the last minute as I've been crazy-busy all week and my sister is over from Australia and wanted to go shopping on Saturday so I was up late finishing this one! I went with this week's Mojo sketch and combined with the colours it ended up looking a bit oriental...

I actually used a Christmas set for the image and swirl on this one - I just love the Season of Joy set as the images are so versatile! I stamped the poinsettia in Real Red twice and cut out and layered. I also stamped it in Kiwi Kiss and cut out some petals to use as the leaves. The sentiment is from Tiny Tags. I stamped the swirl from Season of Joy onto Tempting Turqouise card for a bit of interest on these little squares. The large circle in the background was cut from Pink Flamingo DSP. I added some Real Red Satin ribbon, some brads from the Hodgepodge Hardware kit and a rhinestone brad in the centre of the flower.
The Curtain Call Crew has samples to show you today, too, so make sure you stop by to see:
our fab leader: Stacey Schafer at Stacey's Stamping Stage
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) at Random Acts of Creativity
Julie Smith at Paper and Such
Lea Lawson at Lea's Cupcakes & Sunshine
Marisa Ritzen at Rosemary Reflections
Melissa Hubert at My Paper Obsession
Shelley Germann at Stampin' Garden
Sue Kohler at My Inner Reflection
and July Guest Designer, Silke Ledlow at My Life.
...then play along with us and post your Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 40 creation using Mr. Linky at Stacey's Stamping Stage.

Thanks for stopping by!
x Amy x


Marisa said...

Fabulously done, Amy! Love the Christmas twist :D Have fun with your sister!!

Allison said...

This is gorgeous! Love how you made those christmas sets seem so versatile!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Sweet design, Amy!!

Julie said...

Well for a last minute card, it looks just fabulous!!!

Shelley Germann said...

Creative use of the Christmas set. I always struggle with black...don't know why. I do like black. You embraced it and it looks FAB! Love how you paired it with the Mojo sketch.

Silke Ledlow said...

Amy this is just beautiful!!! Love your take on the Mojo scared me...LOL!!! The colors and your X-mas theme are perfect!!!

Thank you for a fun month!!! Hugs ~S~

Sue Kohler said...

Fantastic Amy, love the backgound! Great use of a Christmas stamp set- so creative!! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations in the next 6 weeks! :)

Melissa said...

OOOOO - so pretty! I love the brads at the bottom and the rounded corners on the top! Great job with the mojo sketch AND colors!

Ann said...

Wowza, gorgeous job with the colors!

Stacey Schafer said...

how gorgeous this is, Amy!