Friday, 17 January 2014

FFC23 - JOY


Welcome to the first Festive Friday Challenge of 2014! This challenge is designed to help you keep up with Christmas cards through the year, so that there's no last minute panic! If you joined us last year, you saw how it worked. And if you didn't, well, maybe you're ready to join us this year! :-)

This year the challenge is a little different - we have inspiration photos rather than specific challenges like we had last year. So you can go in whatever direction the photo takes you. Here's the photo for this challenge:


I focused on the red and white of the barn, and the wreath. I cut PTI's Rustic Wreath out twice and bent the leaves of the top wreath, adding Lime Stickles to tne edges for some sparkle. I used white block letters and a white card base with a red panel to capture the feeling of the red barn with all the white trim.


15 comments:

Gabby said...

Nice holiday card, Ardyth! I love the PTI rustic wreath and I've used it on many cards. Like the touch of sparkle you've added to the leaves. Great red/white, too. :)

Dortesjs said...

very nice card

Geri said...

The photo is gorgeous...almost makes me want to move out to the country...almost

Curling the top layer of leaves really gives beautiful depth to your card - especially pretty with the Stickles!

Geri said...

Love the dimension of your wreath, Ardyth...the layering of colors, the bending, the glitter...all subtle, but they add so much! Gorgeous card! So happy to be designing with you and the other gals this year!!!

shirley-bee said...

All my Christmas stuff has gone into the attic, so I will be doing my annual last minute panic! Love how the wreath frames the Joy, and of course the Stickles!

Joyce said...

Love this card, Ardyth. It is so classic with it's colors, but so fresh and modern in design.

Bobby said...

I'm loving that doubled Rustic Wreath. Another wonderful graphic interpretation!

Darnell J Knauss said...

How fun! I'll have to see if I can create without a more structured boundary! You, on the other hand, have no such troubles, Ardy! Your wreath is sensational!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous, Ardyth ... fabulous rich colours, lovely dimension with the curled leaves on the wreath ... and splendid sparkle! Anita :)

Tanis Scott said...

Gorgeous photo, and a nice graphic take on it! Hopefully I can finish whipping my craft disaster area into shape this weekend, in time to dive back in to crafting this week.

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous clean design Ardyth!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...now this is one stunning card. Love that bright red background!

Jen W. said...

Love the addition of the Stickles. So simple but it really takes your card to the next level!

Lynn said...

I love your gorgeous wreath Ardyth...and I'm so happy to be on this team with you!

Kelly Griglione said...

[sigh] the single shade of green is just so pure and natural. Love the curled ends.