Monday, May 11, 2015

Stenciled Christmas


Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with Merry Monday #158 - Stencils.



I do love playing with stencils ... and making Christmas cards.  This challenge was FUN! :)

I used a stencil from Memory box, sponging over the top of my card front with two shades of blue distress inks.  I die-cut the reindeer with my Silhouette Cameo and sponged around the body to add some interest and depth.  Then I ripped a piece of thick white card stock, turning one of the ripped sides over top of the other and then adhered them together.  Trimmed it all up and added the snow drifts to my card before adding some Shabby Frantage (white chunky embossing powder with gold accents) on top.  Added in the reindeer and the card was done.  :)

When I cut out my reindeer, I used a snippet ... and it suddenly dawned on me that I hadn't been for a visit to the Snippets Playground for a long, long time.  So I'm stopping by for a visit and entering this card. :)

And this also fits the May CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers - Die-cuts / Punches, too.



I'm having a day in the studio today.  Lots of cards on my list to make .. and lots of computer time as well.  Should keep me out of trouble and out of hubby's hair :)

Need to do my exercises, but have already been on the recumbent bike today.  Not sure if I mentioned before, but I have now progressed to walking around the house without my cane ... it's all good. :)

Have a great week!








Stamps:  Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Baked Brown Sugar (SU!)
Ink:  Distress inks:  Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers (Tim Holtz); Baked Brown Sugar (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Winter Snowflake Lace stencil (Memory Box), sponges, Silhouette Cameo, Reindeer cut file, Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel (Stampendous)

Challenges:
Merry Monday #158 - Stencils
Snippets Playground #175 & #176
HLS May CAS Challenge - Die-cuts

33 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

Oh what beauty and interest Loll. I love the stenciled background. So elegant.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Christmas card Loll

Anne

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Loll! Hope you're well. It looks like you're enjoying plenty of craft time which is great! Xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Spotted this beauty over on Merry Monday - just love your reindeer in the snowdrifts, Loll, and the stenciled top adds the perfect touch!!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll...I LOVE your stenciled and glittery snowflake background for your beautifully sponged and regal reindeer tucked into your torn snow drifts. Perfect for ALL your challenges. TFS my friend.

Deepti said...

This is soooooooooooooo pretty! Looking at the snowy sky... I am in awe

Colleen said...

Loll...I think we may have used the same stencil! How funny is that? I love that you used a reindeer among the snowflakes...absolutely fantastic!

Bonnie said...

Oooh, I love this scene, Loll! Love that snowflake stencil! And I have a die for a reindeer so I can CASE this one! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Brenda said...

Wow Loll, this scene is just gorgeous! I love the snowflakes that the stencil made with the inks, so pretty! Your deer is just as lovely and majestic and I love, love your thick embossing dots and of course your snow drifts. Yes, a very beautiful scene for Christmas indeed! Hugs, Brenda

Pam said...

This is gorgeous, Loll! Love everything about it.

Maura R said...

Love your card, Loll! What a great use for that stencil (and I actually own it - yea!), and I love the effect of the Shabby Frantage - will need to look into that, of course!

Susan said...

Loll, this goes up to the top of my list of all-time favourite Loll cards! It's gorgeous. Love the sky and the snow banks, and the lovely reindeer looking up at the snowflakes.

Kylie said...

Wow this is wonderful. Love the stencilling and gorgeous deer in the snow xx

Linda said...

What a gorgeous winter scene. Love your stenciled background. xx

Di said...

Wow Loll - this is just so elegant! Beautiful stenciling and such a great idea to nestle the deer in the snow.

Lovely that you came to play in the Playground again too!

Hugs

Di xx

SARN said...

Absolutely fab festive card here Loll. xxx

Irish Cherokee said...

Very original and beautifully done. I love stencils too. Fun to work and create with.

Just popped over from Darnell's.

Blessings
Jim

Julie B said...

Love that stencil Loll. Glad to hear you are getting more mobile. My friend was in a similar situation last year and it drove her mad, so you have my sincere best wishes for a full recovery. :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy wowsers Loll, this is such a beautiful wintery scene!! I want to roll around in those shimmery hills of snow!! Beautiful snowflake sky and the splash of silver is just stunning! Love it! hugs :)

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Loll, love the background as well as the elegant deer.

Love & hugs

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

Bobby said...

It looks like your deer is caught in a blizzard, Loll. I love the snowflake stencil and what a great idea to tear paper for your drifts.

Marcia HIll said...

What a beautiful card Loll! Love how you only used the top part of the stencil and then created the wonderful scene below it...have to remember that trick! :0)

Anita in France said...

How gorgeous, Loll ... such lovely texture in those snow drifts, fabulous stencilling ... and that shabby frantage ... wow, it's magical! Anita :)

conil said...

Oh my gosh. I'm swooning. This is simply gorgeous. Everything about it screams beauty. Your blending over the stencil design and the way you've enhanced it is perfect. That deer looks like it's praying in your beautifully torn snowdrifts. Merry Monday, I think we have a winner.

Margaret said...

Lovely Christmas card - great stencilling

Debbie Bonczek said...

Beautiful card with an adorable scene. I love the way your layered your snow with the torn paper.

Jilly said...

Gorgeous and love the look of the deep snow layers, makes you want to jump right in xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! Fab, glamorous and gorgeous as ever Loll!
Love the snow scene and stencilling but the deer with his nose in the air just steals the show!
Love it. Sarah x

KimCreate said...

Love you snowy scene! Love inking,reindeer and love the frantage on this :-)

Betty Keefe said...

such a classy scene and CAS besides - love the deer in the snowbank. take care

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful stenciling, and I love how the deer looks like he's walking along in the snow...Such a stunning card, Loll!

MaryH said...

Just stunning, love this deer splashing through your wonderful snowdrifts. They look so real! Liking the way you've handled that pretty MB stencil too. Looks great as a snowflake sky! Saw this at HLS. TFS & Hugs

cm said...

Your stenciled sky, the reindeer in the snowdrifts...a most beautiful, classy card in every way! Love it!
Hugs~c