Wednesday, 27 April 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - I is for...

It's time for a fun new ABC Christmas Challenge...Wilma is the host, and the theme is:

'I is for Ink'

Our sponsor for this challenge is Wild Orchid Crafts:
Prize - £10 Gift Voucher!

I got out some of my Distress Inks and created a set of colourful snowy cards. I heat embossed a snow background stamp (from a set by My Paper World) using clear embossing powder on white card, then blended my Distress Inks over the top. I simply added a sentiment (from the 'Merriest Wishes' set by Hero Arts) popped up on 3D foam pads over the top.


Colours used on the 'pink/purple' card: Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet & Blueprint Sketch:


Colours used on the 'blue/green' card: Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover & Chipped Sapphire:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.

28 comments:

Megan J said...

Hi Helen, WOW!!!! Love both sets of cards so gorgeous, simple idea and completely brilliant! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration... Megan

Rainey's Craft Room said...

These are gorgeous Helen, the colours are so vibrant against the white snowflakes. A beautiful set of cards for the theme this time.
Lorraine

Linda said...

Your cards are so pretty. The blending is awesome. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

sally said...

I wish the snow we've had the past few days had fallen against such colourful backdrops!

Sally

Crafty She said...

Hi Helen, I love your cards, they are gorgeous. x

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards Helen! Love the pop of the white snowflakes against the pretty colourful backgrounds!
Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for our "Think Ink" challenge this week!

Liz said...

Stunning cards! Just beautiful.

Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days challenge this month. Good Luck!
Liz - DT member xx

Lea Brawn said...

Great cards x

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards. I love them all.
Thank you for joining us at Rudolph Days Challnege. Good Luck.
Hugs,
Valerija - DT member.

Greta said...

Gorgeous ink blending, Helen--love these!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous array of colours and some lovely snowflakes

Kath x

Bonnie said...

Beautiful snowy background stamp and sponging, Helen! Love both of the color combos! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Colleen said...

Wow, I can't pick a favorite, your blending is awesome and the colors are perfect for a snowy background! thank you fro sharing this at Merry Monday!!

Dot said...

Beautiful cards, Helen....great use of ink, love the embossed snowflakes and the sentiment,
hugs Dorte

Susangail Powell said...

This is such a beautiful set of cards Helen - really beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

Zw@@n said...

Wow, these cards are stunning, Helen. I really like the colours and those gorgeous snowflakes. Luv, Wilma

chrissy xx said...

Such GOrgeous cards!
I Love your colours and design.
Chrissyxx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the crisp white snowflakes with the yummy inking, Helen! Great set of cards!!

laurie said...

What a beautiful set of cards. I love the colors..so pretty!Thanks for joining us at The Christmas Card Challenge!

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely cards Helen

Marcia HIll said...

Your set of cards are absolutely lovely...beautiful, beautiful blending!! :0)

Jean said...

Beautiful colourful cards, i love the snowflake stamp as well.
Jean x

Sue said...

Hi Helen, I love these cards - they are amazing - beautiful Distress Ink colour scheme and gorgeous card design.
Sue...xxx

Ksenija said...

Helen, great cards! Perfect blending, colours are so vivid and wintery - Sweet Kobylkin

Notes by Nina said...

Stunning cards, I love the colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Karen L K said...

Wow those are some pretty cards with beautiful colors!

Eemeli said...

I am very sorry being this late with my commenting. Thank you for joining our April Rudolp Day challenge, your creation fits for the occasion perfectly.

Hugs,
Eemeli {DT}

Gale said...

These are lovely cards Helen. Love the distressed backgrounds. Thanks for playing along with us at Artistic Inspirations and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT