Challenge: From Scratch

Hey guys! I’ve been busy with Camp Scrap but I had to jump in for this week’s challenge and create!

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I went with a card where I colored a stamped image, then added a few festive touches and boom! Christmas in July.


What is from scratch? Well I’m giving my watercolor pencils another go and I started coloring with just the pencils and some water. Then, wanting to add some ‘from scratch’ to my embellishments I painted my metal pieces!


A jump start on the holidays? Not even! It might be July but somehow the holidays always sneak up on me!

50dollar_voucher_600pxWhat will inspire you this week? Join in the creative fun! Simon is, as always, offering a generous $50 voucher that will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries each week. Join the fun by creating a project this week – and for your chance to win a $50 voucher you should hop on over and join in the challenge here.

16 thoughts on “Challenge: From Scratch”

  1. What a wonderful Christmas in July card! I agree, the holidays always are sooner here then you think. Hugs, Sandra

  2. Nothing like getting a head start… and Christmas in July is always so much fun… the colors seem to cool the day off a little bit… LOL.. Love this with the colored pencils and the cute little blue bird… thanks for sharing May.. .Love, Light and Peace…Bonnie

  3. Pretty Christmas card. I love the colors and all the pretty stamping. Michelle t

  4. Great idea to start the holidays early and this is so sweet and charming! I love my watercolor pencils and love the soft effect you achieved on your image!

  5. Thank you for the reminder that Xmas is coming sooner than I think. Love your inspirational card; love the bird stamp with the flourish, musical score and holly. Who is the manufacturer?

  6. I love how your coloring turned out! And way to take it even further by painting your metal embellishments. I also really like all your stitching detail. This is an amazing holiday card that’s full of clever crafty ideas, as usual!

  7. Totally loving this cute card and the way you brought this little birdie to life with such fun & vibrant colors 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. This project took me by surprise. I feel as if I am still recovering from LAST Christmas! And then I see this card, which you did a fabulous job with and I’m.thinking to myself that I really like the blue and that maybe I should incorporate more blue in my Christmas projects this year….and then It dawns on me…oh-my-God…I’m planning out my Christmas projects already!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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