I love all the bright colors of the holiday season, and all the sparkle and shine that makes everything so magical. There is no limit to the colors you can use at Christmas time. I think they all work. I really love the combination of gold and purple - they are so rich and elegant. I started off my ornament by embossing the patterened egg stamp from WMS Nestie Eggs set with Zing! Metallic Purple. I topped that off with eggplant pearl paper layered with gold foil paper that I embossed. I added a bow with a Bazill Bling! Gem button that I cut the back off and a few tags for the holly leaves in the sketch. I mean what's better than two little tags? Three right? The "For You" sentiment comes from the WMS Nutcracker Sweet set.
As I mentioned, I made a few tags that I will be showing in the next few days. I had a real dilemma deciding what tag to enter in the WMS tag contest. Quick and simple or over the top fancy and elegant?! I still have to decide. The contest is one entry per person. If you check back in the next few days you'll get to see both.
To play along with this weeks sketch challenge click here: http://waltzingmousesketchchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/12/challenge-76december-3-2011.html
And if you are interested in Claire's tag contest you can click here:
One random winner will receive 4 stamps sets of their choice!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse: Nutcracker Sweet, Nestie Eggs
Dies: Spellbinders: Labels 20, Standard Circles, Ironwork Accents
Embossing Powder: Zing! Metallic Purple
Embossing Folder: Sizzix Starry Night #2 from Sugar & Starry Night Set Basic Grey
Border Punch: Fiskars
Ink: Momento Grape Jelly, Tim Holtz/Ranger Antique Linen