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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Traditional Christmas Colors

Onward to another Double D Challenge!  This time it's Traditional Christmas Colors -- red, green, white, with optional gold.  I used all of them with my watercolored basket of greenery.
 
 
 
The stamp set I used is Power Poppy's Simple Joys, watercolored with Tombow markers.  I can step right outside my door and gather up the evergreen boughs and cones and holly, so this looks like home to me.  There's lots of greenery in our inspiration board:
 
 
 
 
There are so many ways you can go with this -- poinsettias, candles, that cute little truck.  Oooh, I see some nutcrackers, too, and snowflakes.  Gosh, I'm getting in the mood for Christmas!
 
Hop over to Double D and get inspired by the team samples, see the prize being offered to a random winner, and check out the winners from our last challenge.  Enjoy!
 
 
Stamps:  Power Poppy Simple Joys clear stamp set  Paper:  140 lb hot press watercolor, kraft card base, Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs designer paper  Ink:  Palette Noir, Palette L'Amore Red, Tombow markers for watercoloring  Accessories:  Gold cord, Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders, Scotch brand foam mounting tape

24 comments:

  1. beautiful, as always. plaid plus a pretty image, beautifully colored. you always make fantastic cards.

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  2. This card is stunning! As always your coloring skills are outstanding. I've been gathering pinecones lately for making decorations for a tree. So far I have only been able to find 3 kinds but they will be very pretty all dolled up!

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  3. Oh so pretty and so wonderfully colored. Awesome, Leslie! Love the die-cut panel.

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  4. Beautifully created...I could place that basket easily in my house along with the plaid. (which I am adding a bit of this year)...colored beautifully as well! Love all the shading you do, it adds so much! Have a wonderful day!

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  5. Beautiful card, beautiful colored image! Love the design and the plaid Designer Papers, the gold twine is a perfect accent as is that lovely sentiment!

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  6. oooooo, could this be any prettier, or any more befitting for the theme this challenge? I think not, Miss Leslie! GORGEOUS coloring - I'm addicted to your coloring, as you know. This is so soft, and I especially like the highlights in each holly leaf, and the pretty watercolor-y brown background. LOVELY! Do you have pine cones? We only have the gigantic ones here. Our Golden actually enjoyed CHASING the cones when we through them. Somehow he knew how to hold them in his mouth without hurting himself from the thorny ends. After several throws, it was all icky anyway and then we would dry it out for starting our fires LOL He was a great dog! Oh! Back to your card!

    I can feel the glow of the warm fire, the smell of cinnamon sticks, and the freshness of pine and pinecones. Isn't it amazing what our eyes can trigger in the way of memories?

    Hope you enjoy a great week! hugs, de

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  7. Oh my goodness ... I just love this creation! The plaid is simply beautiful and that holiday basket ... WOWZA! Your simple design and gorgeous coloring are so reminiscent of old time holidays to me ... what wonderful memories this card stirred in my mind. Thanks and have a wonderful week ahead!

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  8. Absolutely classic and gorgeous, Leslie! Your coloring is divine!! Hugs, Darnell

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  9. Oh, Leslie, this is a real beauty! I love the rich plaid DP you've used along with the gold cord. But this sweet image really steals with the show with your beautiful coloring! It is so classic and homey, and what a wonderful mood board to be inspired by. It's gorgeous!! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

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  10. Leslie, What a stunning card! I said "WOW" out loud when I saw this. It is perfect with the plaid paper.

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  11. Leslie, I love your classic basket of Winter greenery for the holidays :-) Your gingham frame and gold cord tie your card together beautifully. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  12. Oh Leslie! This is so pretty...and so Christmasy. Beautiful coloring of this happy little basket of greenery..and that plaid layer is fabulous.

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  13. So beautiful, Leslie. I love the plaid background along with your amazing water coloring. and the pretty gold twine ties up the whole design.

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  14. OMW this card is stunning Leslie, your colouring is amazing on this beautiful basket of greenery, love the plaid paper and lovely sentiment.
    Hugs Pam x

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  15. This is just gorgeous and elegant, Leslie! Love the simplicity and the plaid background!

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  16. You work magic with those markers. I'd love to know how you do it. Beautiful, traditional warmth and comfort. Gorgeous!

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  17. Love this gorgeous work here, the colours and added goodies are just perfect... Hope your day is good.xx {aNNie}

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  18. Leslie, this is gorgeous! You know how I feel about your cards - always coloured to perfection, as well as a perfect eye for details. I feel such warmth from this card. The plaid paper is perfect as is the gold cording. A very CAS card yet so elegant. I have yet to use this image, looks like it works up fast, I guess I need to get mine out. Thanks so much for sharing. Enjoy your day!

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  19. I know I always say this but your colouring just blows me away ... This is another fantastic card and the detail ... my it's amazing!

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  20. Beautiful, it has that warm, homemade touch to it, love your coloring of it and the shading around it, the plaid with it is just perfect!

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  21. It is beautifully painted and perfect stamp card. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  22. The way you colored the image with Tombows is so impressive and realistic! Loving the plaid with gold cording too. All combine for one fantastic card!

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  23. Wonderful water coloring Leslie. This is classic Christmas feel and I have no doubt you can go collect all those outside your door, lucky girl!!! Beautifully done.

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