Monday, November 30, 2015

Peace at Christmas


Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the Happy Little Stampers December Sketch Challenge.






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I made a Christmas card using the sketch ... but remember that the sketch can be any style of card and any subject, as long as you use the general design.  It doesn't have to be a Christmas card. :)

I decided to create a small winter scene within the circle aperture.  I heat embossed some Shabby white (with gold glitter) Frantage for the falling snow ... and carried that onto the card front as well, representing the stars in the sketch.  A hill of snow with two embossed trees was added inside the aperture, and a simple sentiment as stamped and heat embossed on the card front.

We are excited to have the very talented Darnell (djkardkreations) as our Guest Designer this month for HLS Christmas.  Welcome Darnell!

Please click HERE to see Darnell's sketch card, along with the cards from the rest of our amazing design team.  I hope you'll make a card using our fun and easy sketch, and join in the challenge.

Thanks for dropping by!








Stamps:  Mixed Christmas Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Ink:  Gumball Green re-inker (SU!); Peacock Feathers re-inker (Tim Holtz), Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Shabby White Frantage (Stampendous), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Holiday Cheer tree dies (Sizzix), Snowdrift die (My Favorite Things), Inka Gold wax (Platinum), water mister, Musical Flourish embossing folder (Cuttlebug), gold embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
HLS December Sketch Challenge

33 comments:

Cathy said...

Beautiful CAS card Loll, I love the texture on the trees, Cathy x

Birgit said...

Simply beautiful and CAS, Loll! I love the layers and those fabulous multi colored and embossed trees. So much texture in a CAS card!!

Deepti said...

Beautiful! I love those embossed trees peeking throught the circlular window :)

Carol said...

A super CAS card Loll, so beautiful. Carol x

Julia Aston said...

A lovely spotlight on those pretty embossed trees on the snowy slopes!

TK said...

What a wonderful spotlight! Beautiful card.

Diane said...

Oh what a lovely holiday design.

Hugs diane

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely aperture Christmas card Loll

Anne

Donna said...

I am LOVING how you layered this one up, Loll... and will confess that I am partial to aperture cards :)
BTW... I managed to bag one of the two Penny Black stamps I was after just yesterday. That leaves one to go... until they release more nature themed ones that I like!!!

Kylie said...

What a sweet card. I love the trees surrounded by the enamel and framed. The colours are really pretty! xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Loll,
What a pretty card. Easy to make and very effective. I love it :)
Bejay x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love the simplicity Loll! Those splatters in place of the 'sparkles/stars' in the sketch is inspired! have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Jeanne said...

Beautiful! Adore the simple design with major impact! Thanks for sharing. :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, just stunning Loll! You always manage to get so much detail and interest into your designs and yet they still look clean and crisp, amazing!! Love those itty bitty trees! hugs :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Every time I stop by I think you can't possibly impress me any more than you already have and then shazambam, I see a card like this. So fresh, so gorgeous, so much depth to sink the eyes in! You are awemazing, my friend!! Thank you for the lovely shoutout and the honor of serving at GD for the sketch challenge!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Dolly

sandie said...

And it looks more fabulous in real life...love the gold xx

Melissa L. said...

Lovely, Loll! Simply beautiful.

Susan said...

Perfection! The Frantage is a great addition to the front of the card as well as around the trees. And of course I always love your embossing and Inka Gold technique.

nancy littrell said...

I Love your interpretation of Kylie's Sketch Challenge Loll. Such a pretty and creative window Winter scene. TFS my friend.

Bonnie said...

Love those chunky glitter stars, Loll! What a peaceful scene!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! I love how you added texture with Frantage, and your embossed trees are beautiful! Such a lovely variation in the colors on them, too! You have definitely inspired me to play along :)

Lee-Anne said...

I love the depth you've created with your dies! Such lovely colors on those trees, Loll! The frantage is the perfect touch for more texture and a bit of sparkle. Such a beautiful scene!

Gloria Lee said...

Hello Loll!
Your card is always wonderful and inspiring !
I love your trees! xx

Mac Mable said...

What a great interpretation of the sketch. Beautiful layout and texture and just so very beautiful x

ÅsaJ said...

Wow, such a beautiful card! Love the dimensions and the embossed trees. So beautiful!!! Åsa xx

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful and peaceful scene, Loll. Love the embossing detail.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

A very interesting approach to the sketch. Beautiful card.
hugs,
BozenA

Maura R said...

Love this sweet scene, Loll! The embossing on the trees adds that extra something that you always do so well! I love the sketch too, and I will definitely be playing along this month.

sue t. said...

This is stunning Loll! I am speechless!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, serene and so stunning, Loll ... what a gorgeous snowy scene! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

Wonderful card, Loll. I love all the elements you've incorporated and still kept it CAS.

cm said...

You have created a lovely, peaceful wintry scene, Loll! I'd love to walk in a forest, filled with those trees...
Hugs~c

TaeEun said...

Such an elegant CAS card, Loll! You made a beautiful scene in this small aperture!