Christmas in July

My mojo has been dragging, but I have decided to devote my July to getting a head start on my Christmas cards.  I have been a challenge coordinator at Feline Playful long enough to know that Christmas in July is a very popular theme, so I don't expect to have any problems finding challenges to play in.  However, even a grossly non-Christmas challenge can be used for a Christmas card.  The challenge here is Red, White, and Blue (from Blessings Ink) :
I used the reflected image on ice technique, and burnished the sky with distress inks.  Somehow I didn't gauge things quite right - my penguins are floating in the air!   My background paper was originally a pale green snowflake pattern; I used the same distress inks to bring the color closer to my sky color.

Challenges:


I resisted the urge to slap silver and white snowflakes all over, believing less is more, but I can always add them later, if I like. It needs something - any ideas?

Juliet Arrighi

9 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Juliet! I love the background paper. I didn't even notice the "floating" penguins...I was too much in awe of your technique! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Chris said...

Love this!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this card- and I am doing the same thing- Christmas in July- Wahoo!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Juliet - how adorable is this - love your 'something new'! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Niki said...

I love the penquins, I thought the were jumping for joy! A few white embossed snowflakes would be good.

Ann Marie Governale said...

What a wonderful interpretation of this theme. Just a lovely card. Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sundays. Join us next week for our sketch challenge. We would love to see you there. xxx Ann Marie

Beth Norman said...

Your floating penguins aren't noticed until you pointed it out. Love the reflection. Awesome work Juliet.

Kim said...

Ahh, I noticed the reflected penguins right away! I saw a technique on how to do that, but have never tried it! You did a great job with it!

Diane said...

Love your take on "something new" for our Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week. Thank you so much for joining us. We are so glad you are there to inspire us and all our guests this week. Diane Noble(SSIC-DT)