Monday, November 04, 2013

Peaceful Christmas


Hi everyone.  Time for the next challenge at Merry Monday (#82).  Today it's a theme and color challenge.



I used my new stamp set from SU! called Warmth & Wonder.  I stamped the tree in Versamark onto Whisper White card stock and heat embossed in clear.  I used my brayer to add Pool Party ink for the sky.  I added water and whisper white re-inker to a toothbrush and splattered the sky with falling snow ... and ripped two pieces of white card stock for the snowbanks at the bottom.  I decorated the tree with small red rhinestones ... my circle element  :) and added a knot of twine at the top with a snowflake embellishment.  I LOVE this color combo!

Here's a close-up:





Stamps:  Warmth & Wonder (SU!); Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White; Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark, Pool Party (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Small snowflakes die (Impression Obsession), clear embossing powder, heat tool, rubber brayer, toothbrush, small red rhinestones, Caribbean twine (the twinery), glue, adhesives and dimensionals



I hope you'll join in our challenge this week.  Pop over to Lesley's blog (Always Playing with Paper) to see the beautiful creations from the rest of the Design Team.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November - anything goes

CAS-ual Fridays (CFC#119) - embossing - I used heat embossing on the tree

Christmas Card Challenges #49 - dimension - my main panel is popped up

Snippets Playground #97 - I used snippets for my snow banks and snowflake embellishment

Simon Says - anything goes




38 comments:

Benzi said...

Ooh, I do love these colors and the card is beautiful. What a pretty snowflake to go along with your twine. Wonderful snow banks, too.

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Loll! Pretty tree with ornaments and I love how you did the twine & snowflake! Love these colors!! :)

Linda Callahan said...

I love this tree and you put it in a beautiful setting! Love the snowbanks and flurries in the sky! my kind of snow - no shoveling needed!

Hazel said...

Delightful card I saw your lovely card on Merry Monday - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous card, Loll! I've got to try that technique. The red rhinestones are gorgeous with the Baja! Another one of your cards to add to my CASE file!

Gramma Sarah said...

Oh Loll, the color is just right and so soothing and "peaceful". I just may have to do some with pool party! The setting is perfect. You take design above and beyond . . . thank you! Sarah

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your take on this challenge Loll...you've created a lovely snowy scene and love how you've used the twine...

Anne

Valerie said...

Lovely colour combo Loll, fab layout!
Val x

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Loll! I love how you've done the twine and the snow, and the background is fab.

MaryH said...

I love this color combo too. It's very peaceful & serene, yet still conveys that icy winter touch. Red Rhinestones fairly pop the color against that blue & white. Gorgeous card. TFS & Hugs

Karen B said...

I love this colour combo as well Loll. Love your sky - so effective.

Karen x

nancy littrell said...

So sweet and pretty Loll. I love the color combo and your tiny circles :-) Cool way to add your snowflake to your twine too. Love it all. TFS my friend

Barb Ghig said...

The perfect sentiment for this lovely and serene card, Loll! I love the color combo and how you created your snowy sky...so pretty!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This took my breath away, Lolly! I want to live where the skies are that lovely pool color!! Hugs, Darnell

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

Susan said...

Loll, this is lovely - perfect for the Merry Monday challenge. I really like the way your splattered snow turned out.

Margaret Moody said...

Wow! What a great card, Loll! Love your layers of snow and your little tree is fabulous! Really love the embellishment attached to your twine too. It looks like a sparkling star in the sky!

Karren said...

What's not to love about this card! You are the queen of the white card base! Love that background you've created, Loll.

Lesley Croghan said...

LOVE that sweet twine embellishment and the cute sentiment. Great card, Loll!

Sabrina said...

GORGEOUS!

Di said...

Wahoo Loll - what a beautiful card! The colours are perfect of course, really clever background and I love, love your tree!!

Hugs, Di xx

Karen D said...

Bonnie you get so much depth and interest from so few elements........a real skill. As always I am so in awe of your cards. Lovely.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Gorgeous Christmas card in pretty colour scheme.
Hugs
Sarn xxx

Sue said...

Wow, this is stunning, I love that colour combo, too! xx

harrahx2 said...

Loll, you are so on track! You stay focused and always get those cards done. I love this and the ones for the holidays have all been beautiful!

LeAnne said...

I wondered if that was the SU tree.....such a pretty card, so many small details add up to one terrific creation! I have a similar tree, I am going to have to try that technique! Of course, you make it sound SO EASY.....I am really loving those rhinestone "ornaments"!!!! And of course, the snow!

Shelia said...

Oh this is such too cute. I love the white tree with the red balls!! Very pretty!

Jingle said...

What a GORGEOUS card! Perfect color combo and great design! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Mrs A. said...

I love this colour combination too on your card. Thankyou for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts extra. Hugs Mrs a. (GDT)

Barb said...

serene and beautiful. a perfect reminder of christmas!

Nonni said...

This is just stunning, I love everything about it -the sky, the snow, the stamp, the gems... Beautiful.

Marybeth said...

Simply Stunning! Love the bling on the tree and the beautiful hills.

Notes by Nina said...

Loll your card is darling, I love your cute little tree and the wintery scene you created.

Susan Joyce said...

Stunning card Loll, love every design element that you used, just gorgeous!

Amy Kolling said...

This is super cute! I love the bling you've added to the tree and the overall layout! Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!! :)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Love the ornaments on the tree! So pretty! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

wienerhoneymooners said...

CONGRATS LOLL for your honors AT CAS-ual Fridays!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Yay, Lolly! So fun to be popping back to congratulate you on the shoutout from CFC!! Hugs, Dolly