Thursday, 26 October 2017

Pro-Am Showdown #15 - Two-colour Christmas


This year, my self-imposed challenge is Pro-Am Showdown, where I take on a commercially produced card I've received (the Pro) and see if I can beat the professionals at their own game with my amateur card.

Here is the card that inspired me: 
The mass-produced original 
As I was thinking about how to CASE this card, I came across the stamp, by Little Claire, in my stash and thought it had a similar feel. As the images are solid, rather than outline, I wasn't sure how I would get the multi-coloured look, so instead, I decided to go for just two colours and randomly ink the stamp with them both. (This was my second attempt - it turned out too muddy first time). 


To add the gold touches, I stamped and embossed the sentiment (Hero) and mounted the panel on gold mirror card, with just the edges showing. 

I'd like to enter:
Fab n Funky  Christmas 
Rudolph Day 
Watercooler  Christmas
Crafting by Designs  xmas

15 comments:

Jane Willis said...

I prefer your card to the pro one! It's a great idea, I have several "pro" cards set aside to CASE one day, now I've seen yours I really must give it a go.
Jane (Rudolph Days GDT)

Heidi Weaver said...

Well done, Marina! Your card is so much prettier than the one with which you challenged yourself. Love the way you've used the two colours on the stamp. That, in itself, was quite the challenge. I can well believe the first attempt was "muddy". I think the addition of the gold foil behind the stamped piece was a brilliant idea. It adds so much elegance. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card and a great take on the original.

Sue xx

Joan said...

Lovely card Marina, like your version better than the original

Kathleen said...

Really gorgeous tree and love the multi colours of the stamping. Gorgeous CAS card

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

I like your version better than the original one! Yours has that lovely gilded vertical border strips and your image is wonderful.

Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love how you got the colors so perfectly...I have tried inking my stamp with 2 colors and mine doesnt look half so neat
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful card and I love the blend of colours!

AlisonC said...

What a great idea, I think it turned out brilliantly.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Love how you took on this challenge Marina and your card looks every bit as good if not better than the pro one. Great job using only the two colours and the gold embossing. Thanks so much for playing along with week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

Pia S said...

I think the process of picking a received card, then searching in your stash for items that could be used for caseing, sounds so fun! And these cards always turn out so inspiring! Great job, Marina!

Gail said...

Well, I'd say you won the pro-am showdown, hands down! Great image and I love the way you alternated the colours. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

linda said...

Such a creative challenge and i love how yours turned out, especially the colouring! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely creation with us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Linda
Rudolph Days Challenge DT

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous card....Thank you for joining us this week at Fab n Funky...Joolsx

Judy Markowitz said...

What a beautiful card. Fabulous stamping! Nicely done! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!