Lighthearted leaves for Christmas

This week’s challenge at CAS Colors and Sketches is to take any of the colour challenges of the year and make it Christmassy.

Stampin' Up! Lighthearted Leaves and Mistletoe and Holly

I chose Challenge #118 which is to use all greens. Here’s the banner:

I stamped the image from Lighthearted Leaves in the archival basic black and coloured it in with a variety of markers – mossy meadow, pear pizzazz, old olive, wild wasabi and even a touch of always artichoke. I found, though, that the always artichoke was a bit close to mossy meadow and stopped using that one. I then got out the white chalk marker and added a few lines to give a softer effect. The sentiment comes from the latest Paper Pumpkin kit – Mistletoe and Holly and is stamped in mossy meadow. I put the whisper white piece straight onto a mossy meadow card base but now, looking at the card, I think that a skinny black mat may have improved the card.

There aren’t many supplies needed to make today’s card – for a change!
I think I will go and pick another colour combination and see what else I can make for this challenge.
See you tomorrow,


    1. Thanks Louise – I was pretty pleased with it too. It’s making me contemplate other monochrome palettes! And that’s the point of challenges, right? To stretch us.

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