I don't know about you, but sometimes I like to make a card that is totally "out of the box." This weeks Pals Paper Arts color challenge really had me scratching my head. Not because the challenge was weird or anything, but because in my mind, I had made the transition to autumn and christmas and these colors just didn't fit with cards made with those themes in mind.
Waltzingmouse sketch challenge, which clearly invoked images of Christmas. I started thinking about how I could combine the two.
Many years ago I visited Arizona. On my trip there, I met up with an old friend of my husband's and for some reason we started talking about Christmas trees. She, of course, decorated a Christmas tree as is the tradition in this country, but I couldn't help thinking that this was decidedly strange because she lived in a desert that had no such thing as pine trees. While my Christmas tree was made of pine and was decorated with complementary colors hers should (by rights) be a native desert plant with the fabulous, intense colors of the desert. So, in honor of those that live in places where pine trees don't exist, and the colors of the Christmas season don't necessarily conform to tradition, may I present my non-conformist Christmas card.
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