Path of Positivity Challenge #63 – Shades of Green

We are almost at the end of our year long colour journey and for this month we are in the greens. It does seem an appropriate colour to choose as we head towards Christmas. Already the shops are starting to get their Christmas goodies in and displays up. With our clocks changing last weekend and the nights drawing in with the shortening days the anticipation is building up.

I do love Christmas, I love a really winter’s day, cold, frosty, snowy if possible but blue skies and winter sunshine. I don’t ask much!! It is a joy to have the winter greenery of the fir trees, the holly and the mistletoe when so many trees are bare or brown leaved and the gardens have lost most of the delicate colourful flowers of summer. The Christmas tree speaks of hope that the earth will be reborn, that life will bloom again in the Spring and that winter is not all dark and gloomy.

As I write this we have just had our chimney swept ready to get the log burner fired up again. The scaffolding is up to replace the front windows which should be happening any day soon so this winter we will be lovely and warm – I can’t wait!

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Materials used:
Scribbles Designs – Silent Night Wreath
PSX – Nativity (rubber stamp)
black archival ink pad
Memento ink pads – Cottage Ivy, Northern Pine
stencil brush
dark red and dark green card
X-Press It card
square card blank
Stickles glitter glue – Star Dust
Anita’s Clear Gloss
Copic pens:
holly leaves – G21, G25, G28, G29
other leaves – YG00, YG23, YG17, G29
berries – R29, R39, R59, R89 \

The card blank has been folded to create an easel card. The nativity is stamped on a scrap of white card with black ink and then coloured with Denim ink using a stencil brush.

The main image is printed onto X-Press It card and coloured with Copics. The background is coloured with two shades of green ink using a sponge and keeping the centre white.

Glitter glue has been added to the leaves to give a little sparkle and the clear gloss added to the berries.

As always the challenge at Path of Positivity are anything positive goes and is open for a month. The optional theme is Shades of Green and while you do not have to follow it there is the chance of an extra prize for doing so. With lots of Christmas tree and wreath images about at this time of year this challenge would be ideal.

We have two great sponsors this month, Scribbles Designs and Ike’s Art. For details of how to enter and the prizes on offer please check out the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. You will also find links to the other team members for more inspiration.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #427 – Christmas
A Bit More Time To Craft #79 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore #57 – Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude #45 – Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #489 – Winter
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #404 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #258 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #154 – Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge #230 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #93 – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #215 – Anything Goes/optional twist Christmas/Winter
Dragonfly Dreams – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1844 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #227 – Anything Goes

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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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3 Responses to Path of Positivity Challenge #63 – Shades of Green

  1. AJ says:

    What a wonderful holiday card. Love this Scribbles Design Sentiment and it works so well with the nativity scene. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo’s Fun Friday. AJ DT JFF

  2. Carole Jones says:

    Beautiful Christmas easel card! Love the wreath and the touches of glitter.
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” November Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
    Carole x DT

  3. Beautiful! Such lovely coloring and the glitter glue adds the perfect sparkle to the wreath!

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