Monday, July 11, 2011

Challenge #3 with GHWI – Christmas in July

Happy Monday everyone!

We at Get Hippity with Ippity (GHWI) group have a challenge going on over at The Latte Lounge. What else should it be for this HOT July…Christmas in July. It’s that time of the year when all the artists start thinking about creating for the holidays. I have several shows that I want to participate in, but will I be ready in time? I guess I need to get to work. LOL! This challenge is really easy. You must join the GHWI group at The Latte Lounge, enter your project just once, and it has to be Christmas themed. You can enter any form of art: cards, collage, rubber stamp art, etc. You do not have to use an {ippity} or Unity stamp, but if you do, your name will go in the drawing twice. The prize is an {ippity} stamp set of your choice from my {ippity} sales blog.

On to my project:
This was getting me out of my box again. I love it when that happens. It is still a card, but I made my own background paper. The {ippity} stamp set that I used is Season of Joy. I also colored with my PrismaColor pencils, no Copics in site. My inspiration came from a Paper Cretations Ink Design Team Member, Miranda. Please take a moment to check out Miranda's wonderful art work and check out Paper Creations Ink. You might be interested to know that PCI has two challenges a month.

Challenges for my Christmas in July:
{ippity} Challenge Blog – use an {ippity} or Unity quote or encouraging sentiment  (I am entering it as a “Unity Endorsed {ippity} Chick, and not as a contestant.)
All things Unity #35 – Ribbon or Twine (must use an {ippity} or Unity stamp)
Sentimental Sundays #63 – use unconventional stamping materials or techniques (I made my own background paper)
Mark’s Finest Papers – use a die cut as a background mat
Class Act Insider – color combo red, white, & green, and must use a rubber stamp
Prairie Fairy Fridays – swirls & pearls
Inspire Me Fridays – always anything goes

Other details:
PrismaColor Pencils: white, apple green, marine green, olive green, raspberry, mahogany red.
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black, ColorBox Metalextra in Verdigris, SU Craft ink in Whisper White and Bravo Burgundy.
Glimmer Mist: lilly pad
Cardstock: SU kraft and bravo burgundy, Neenah classic 80# white
Dies: Marianne Designs from Joanna Sheen-labels, double frames, flowers & leaves
Ribbon: SU ⅜” white organza
Embellishments: Viva Décor Pearl Pen in silver, pearl sprays from Hobby Lobby

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I see you over at The Latte Lounge. When you get a minute, hop on over to my {ippity} sales blog, and take a look at the design teams inspiration pages. There are some wonderful ideas there.

Have a great and creative week!


  1. Great tag and colors! Love the inside too! Very pretty! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week. If you you have not already done so, you may want to hop over to my blog, as I am hosting a no-strings attached blog candy with many gifts to win. (Just scroll down to the blogoversary give- away, not the blogoversary.) I apologize if I already have sent you this invite.

  2. Wow, I just love those beautiful delicate die cuts. This is exquisite. Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy's Friends Challenge. It's a pleasure to see your work. Hope you can join us next week!

  3. This is just stunning. Great colors and love all the details. Thanks for playing with us at ATU!

  4. Wow! THis is a fab Christmas card! Those lacy die cut leaves are so pretty, and even the inside of your card is ultra gorgeous. THanks for sharing your creation with Speedy's Friends!

  5. Love this beautiful tag!!!! Great job. Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!!!!

  6. SOOO Pretty!! Love your coloring and the colors.

  7. This is so beautiful! I love the colors! Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. WOOOOW! I love this Christmas card--it's perfect! LOTS of detail and stamping! BEAUTIFUL colors:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at ATU!

  9. Wow, I love this card - your background is fabulous!


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