Friday, 31 May 2013

FFC09 - Red Green and Gold


It doesn't get much more traditional than Red Green and Gold at Christmas time. And that's the current colour challenge at Festive Friday.



I went slightly  less traditional by using Mehndi Medallions from Wplus9. I embossed the largest medallion in gold and then coloured it with red and green copics. I dotted Stickles randomly over the top and then smeared it with my finger to get a very thin layer of sparkle. I mounted the medallion on a white circle that had also received the embossing/smearing treatment and then placed it finally on a red circle. (It's so pretty and sparkly in real life - I wish my photography skills were better able to show you that!)

This card is assymetrical - the interior panel has "Merry" from Classic Christmas (retired). The front of the card is cut one inch shorter, so that the medallion overhangs to the edge of the bottom of the card.

I love this multicultural feel of this - an Indian Christmas wreath!

There's one more week to play along with this Festive Friday challenge - I hope you'll get a chance to join us!

14 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

I opened this and at first glance I said "OOOOOOHHH AHhhhhhhh! "

Brilliance, vibrant, and so WOW!
That is lack for a better word.

Tanvi Shah said...

Wow, so very striking but subtle.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous...the gold embossing is stunning.

Happy Dance said...

My eye went right to the medallion! Amazing focal point. WoW! And the little "merry" in the corner - perfectly placed. Gorgeous. Whoever gets your card is going to fall in love with it. Nice! Bev

shirley-bee said...

East meets West! Love this oriental Christmas card!

Bobby said...

Now that's impressive!! At first I thought it was a gate fold, but I like this even better.

Kim Heggins said...

I agree with the rest of the bunch...this is just amazing. So beautiful, classy and very elegant!

Gabby said...

Fabulously colored Mehndi! :)

mypapercraftworld said...

Such detail and so striking, Ardyth ... amazing colouring! Anita :)

Hannelie said...

Love the rich golden tones!

Geri said...

Another ..... oh my goodness! I love the offset front panel and how the medallion hangs over the edge. Awesome job with the sparkles, which i think show up just fine in the photo. You have taken a totally non-traditional element and made it all about Christmas. Now that's what I call versatile use crafting supplies!

Judy1223 said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant, Ardyth! Love it! Thanks for the tip about this challenge. It slipped by me!

Mary-Anne V said...

ok this card captured my Indian heart... I immediately thought wow how indian before I even read the post! Love your use of the medallion to make a wreath.