Friday, April 03, 2015

Peace at Christmas


Hi again.  This is my second post for today because I made two cards I wanted to enter into Merry Monday's Challenge #152.


And I'm posting both of my cards into the ATS&M #138 - Holiday Challenge.

I started this card the same as my earlier card posted HERE.  I used some of my homemade sprays to create the turquoise and lime backdrop.  Then I stamped a pine branch a few times and the Peace sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed in white.  I was happy with how the card looked, but thought it was a little flat.  So I went back with my Dazzling Details clear glitter glue (LOVE this stuff!) to add in some sparkle. So pretty in real life.  I've included a close-up so hopefully you can see a bit of the sparkle.



Two more Christmas cards for my stash - YAY!!








Stamps:  Watercolor Winter (SU!); Peace (Anita's)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Yellow and Green (to make Lime), plus Turquoise Liquid Watercolor Concentrate (Dick Blick), mister bottles, water, Frost white paint (Tsukineko), white embossing powder, heat tool, dazzling details clear glitter glue(SU!)

Challenges:
Merry Monday #152
ATS&M #138 - Holiday


30 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Another gorgeous panel, Loll! Love it!

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll,

Stunning, absolutely stunning, just love it, those colours are my favourite together, love them and the embossing is perfect match. Thank you for all your inspiration.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Susangail Powell said...

WOW! This is GORGEOUS!!!!

Carol said...

This is gorgeous too Loll, love the added sparkle. Carol x

nancy littrell said...

Wow...your background colors are gorgeous and I LOVE your added sparkle. TFS Loll

nancy littrell said...

I LOVE your background with the droplets and beautiful colors. Really make your sparkly white tree and snow drifts pop! TFS Loll.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh so so pretty. Love your gorgeous background Loll.

Susan said...

Great blend of your homemade sprays! You really captured the colours from the challenge. Love the white branches and sentiments over it.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Loll! Love the white on that scrumptious background! hugs :)

Bonnie said...

I love this one too, Loll! You make it hard to pick a favorite! Thanks for sharing again this week at Merry Monday!

Maura R said...

I love both cards, Loll, and of course I have now bookmarked the video on how to make the sprays - you enabler, you! I have a question if you have time to answer it in one of your posts. Do you find the dazzling details glitter glue different and/or better than the stickles diamond or crystal glitter glue?

thassos456 said...

Gorgeous card. Love the background and the white pine branches :)

Loll said...

Hi Maura. I'll PM you as well, but wanted to answer your question. I like the dazzling details better than the clear stickles (I have both), but it might be a personal decision. I have no idea that comparison of price, so can't speak to that. I have never tried crystal glitter glue ... hmmm ... something for me to look into :) We enable each other :) xx

conil said...

A winner if I ever saw one. Stunning clean and simple card. Gorgeous background. Is it watercolor? You don't have to answer that. It really doesn't matter because it's so beautiful.

Anita in France said...

Another beauty, Loll ... the shimmer and sparkle is simply wonderful! Joyeuses Pâques! Anita :)

Julia Aston said...

You made Lime and Turquoise look so lovely and elegant Loll!

cm said...

....Sighh....utterly, completely, totally stunning!
Hugs~c

Debbie Henderson said...

This card is so pretty Loll. Simple, lots of white space but totally gorgeous! Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

Tanja said...

love your sprayed background - the colors blend perfectly - thanks for sharing your beautiful Christmas card at ATSM this week

Wei said...

Absolutely stunning, Loll ! Love your awesome background!

cm said...

I'm back to say, first, hope you had a most happy Easter, and second: Thank you for sharing your beautiful card in the ATSM gallery.
Hugs~c

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Beautiful card! Love the colour! Xx

Sue said...

Your background is stunning, Loll and those branches are so delicate, gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Pat Jandacek said...

Both of the cards are beautiful...I love the backgrounds and your treatment of the pine needles and tree layers is wonderful.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Loll! I love how you created the turquoise and lime background and the branches are sheer perfection! I am always inspired when I visit your blog...Thank you!

Barb Ghig said...

I also meant to say thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Brenda said...

This is a gorgeous card Loll!! I am so loving that background as well as the color combo. Love the embossing done in white and I love all that shimmer and sparkle! Hugs, Brenda

Deepti said...

This is jaw dropping pretty :)

laurie said...

GORGEOUS! So pretty, I just love it!

Daria said...

Incredibly beautiful. Thank you for sharing the details.