How thrilled was I when I got home from work, looked at the three challenges and realized how well they would fit together. Penny Black is 'Funky Christmas'. using funky images or colours whilst Basic Grey is embossing. I followed the sketch for Sketch Saturday. I used Basic Grey papers - Granola and embossed the top left & bottom right with Provo crafts snowflake folder which I distressed.
I had thought to use core-dinations for the distressing, but was thrilled with how well it worked on the BG paper. I stamped the two outside, one inside snowflake, the greeting and sentiment with metallic blue ink, and heat embossed them using pearl blue embossing powder. Hedge is coloured in watercolours and his scarf finished with twinkling H2O's. The snowflakes and snowballs on the image are rub-ons from my 'Use-up' box. I finished it with a holographic snowflake and ribbon bow from stash.