A challenge within a challenge

I don’t have a lot of time this week so thought I would try to combine challenges with one entry.  Yesterday was Rudolf Day with Sarn and the Less is More challenge is for three things on the card.  The obvious answer to combining Christmas and three is the Kings/Wise Men.  Sorted!

Materials used:
Stamp:Hobby Arts – three wise men
white card
Memento Tuxedo Black
Distress Inks: Scattered Straw and Stormy Sky
Gold and Silver pens
Spectrum Noir pens

I stamped the wise men onto a panel of Neenah card and coloured them in with the metalic and Spectrum Noir pens.  There is no blending to add definition because the stamp is a stylised design and I wanted to keep it that way.   Using a hill stencil I added a faint hint of Scattered Straw at the base and Stormy Sky at the top to ground the wise men.

On an A6 card blank I used the distress inks to add ground and sky again matching up with the topper placement as much as possible.

I mounted the panel onto the front of the card and added a stamped greeting underneath.

I have been making our Christmas cards every year for over 20 years and with 200+ to do I try to keep the design as quick and simple as I can.  I have a feeling that this one maybe our card for this year!

I am off now to visit Sarn at Rudolp Day and the Less is More challenge.  Many thanks for visiting.  Take care.


Whoops! Forgot I need two cards for Rudolph day.  Fortunately I did make more than one.


I would like  to enter this card into:
Rudolph Day challenge
Less is More challenge


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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9 Responses to A challenge within a challenge

  1. Mary H. says:

    Like the bright bold pops of color on your 3 Kings. This is a very modern looking stamp and so perfect for the bright bold colors you chose. Love the fact that you could use the metallic and didn’t have to blend. A beautiful work, indeed. TFS & Hugs

  2. Love the bright colours and clean lines of these cards.

  3. Scrappymo says:

    Great vivid colours for the Three Kings.
    Great looking card!

  4. chrissieann says:

    I’m sorry I was MIA as far as commenting was concerned during my recent holiday in Australia, but hopefully I’ll now be back up to speed once more!
    This is a great job!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  5. I love this, Pippa, so great for the challenges! Your bright and bold coloring is so well done!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. SarN says:

    Hi Pippa . . . YAY at long last Blogger will let me comment on your cards. These 2 traditional themed cards are GREAT.

    Thanks for playing along with Rudolph Day.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. Hello Pippa, this card is so beautiful and I love the vibrant colors you used to color the images.. Cool.. 🙂

  8. Anne Ray says:

    Super card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at LIM
    LIM Guest commenter

  9. Mrs A. says:

    Glad I found you on here. Blogger is being such a pain right now. These are super cards. Love the bright colours. the image reminds me of a stained glass window. Hugs Mrs A.

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