1. A christmas image using non traditional colours so NO red, green, gold combos here. Think lilac, pink, blues instead
2. Use a NON christmas image such as shopping Anya or a summer tilda etc but use traditional xmas colours (red,green,gold)
I've taken option 2. I cannot begin to tell you how special this stamp is! It was custom made for me by Nikki at Dewdrop Craftz and is PERFECT! Exactly the look I wanted! Its styled on the simple expressions stamps that Katys Corner used to do and is a converted photo of my Great Grandmother, My Aunt Gerrie who died earlier this year, my Dad and my Grandmother aka Nan! Nikki has also made me a 2nd one showing just my Dad and Nan which is ATC sized.
The background to the stamp is starburst stains Cathedral pines green, peony scarlet red and winter jasmine gold which has been sprayed on. I changed the dauber cap to a spray and dried inbetween colours. This is a nice method as it doesnt use up too much of the ink and dries super fast. The image was stamped and embossed with black sparkle powder so its a silver glitter and I made the panel at the bottom with green card which is cuttlebug embossed and I used metallic rub ons in the corners. The holly leaves are brads I turned up with pliers to act as the stopper and the poinsettia is from a simple expressions plate coloured with promarkers and made 3d.
The background papers are printouts from the bearly mine designer extreme III disc.
Thanks for looking!