Monday, December 5, 2011

Crafty Gals December Challenge

Good Monday Morning Everyone!

Today I have my first challenge ever!  I am so excited!!  Over at SCS, I have joined a blogging group that has a monthly challenge to be posted the 5th of each month.  You can see the others in the group on the left hand side of my blog under "Crafty Gals".  Please take a look, they all do awesome work!

So, Melina hosted the first challenge, The Power of Three.  Here are the requirements:

Make a holiday card keeping the number 3 in mind. Everything on your card has to be in 3's. 3 layers, 3 stamped images (or an image with 3 things on it), 3 embellishments (3 buttons, 3 ribbons etc. or 1 ribbon, 1 pearl, and 1 brad etc). No words or sentiments on the front of your card. Your sentiment must be on the inside.

So here goes!  I originally thought, I would do 3 snowflakes or doilies, but then I found this Penny Black Carolers stamp in my drawer.  It was perfect for this challenge.  I have colored caroling hens with copics and used a music sheet as my background.  I tore red paper to go around the image.  I did not realize that I usually use more than three layers on the front of a card, it was a bit difficult for me to step back.  But challenges make us grow.  I finished off the front with three buttons with twine.

Just a closer look at the images.  I used Tim Holtz distress ink around the edges, scattered straw and walnut stain.
Copics used:

Beaks/Feet:  Y32, T35, W3, W1
Gobblers:  E08, E13, E19 (at least I think that is what they are called)
Body:  W1, W3, W5
Music sheet:  E50, E53, E55

The inside I matched up to the front papers.  The sentiment is by Stampabilities.

I have the perfect person in mind to receive this card.  She loves little chickens! One Christmas card done!  Remember to check out the other ladies cards from Crafty Gals!

Thank you for looking.
Blessings until next time,


  1. What an awesome card Athina! I LOVE that image you used & your coloring is wonderful!! The torn paper & cute buttons with the twine are awesome finishing touches to your lil' masterpiece....excellent, excellent work Hun & TFS!!!!!

  2. Athina! That image is so cute! I love your creation! love, love, love the music paper. Thanks for playing along with my challenge this month! :)

  3. Love, Love, LOVE this image! I really like the background you used---it is perfect for the image!

    The power of three works here--thanks for sharing!

  4. Hey Athina! Great card. I love those caroling chickens!

    Popping over from the SU Paper Bloggers Unite (PBU) group to say hello.

  5. Another cute stamp. LOVE the images everyone used for this challenge. Love the inside of the card too. I never decorate the inside of my cards, I should though. Very nice card!!!

  6. Totally adorable!! Those chickens are pretty darn cute!! I think I have to get me some of that distress ink to play with.

  7. LOl! They are so cute!! Love the music background ! Nice thought!

  8. Super CUTE! I like everything about it, the layout, colors, stamp and the buttons. Perfect for the challenge, TFS

  9. Those caroling chicks are too cute. I like the music background.

  10. Oh, how cute is this?! I love this card and you did such a lovely job on the inside as well.


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