Thursday, April 06, 2017

Joy

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with Merry Monday Challenge #242 (Twigs and/or Branches).

I took my cue from the inspiration photo.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the branches, ornament and hanger from watercolour paper.  I then smooshed the branches with two shades of  green ink, and smooshed the ornament with two shades of red ink.  I pressed the hanger into my Delicata Silver ink pad and also used it to stamp the Joy sentiment.  The snowflake was inked with white paint and a layer of wink of stella was added for a little sparkle.

Thanks to Debbie of Merry Monday for the fun challenge.  I was happy to have time to play along this week. :)  The challenge is open until noon on Sunday, so there's still lots of time to join in.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!







Stamps:  Merriest (Avery Elle)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries, Candy Apple (Tim Holtz); Delicata Silver (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, water mister, Picket Fence white Distress Paint, Wink of Stella

Challenges:
Merry Monday #242 - Twigs and/or Branches

29 comments:

Marcia HIll said...

CAS perfection Loll...LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a lovely bright CAS card Loll, perfect for your challenge...

Anne

Petra said...

Nice and simple, great Color effect on the branches and the christmas Ball, (not sure this is the correct word for is :-)

Liz said...

Beautiful CAS card, Loll. Love all the smooshing. xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful Xmas card Loll, love the branches!
Val x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous smooshing and a great CAS design, what's . . . not to like! Love it Loll! Have a great day! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful ornament & pines, Loll - just love how you smooshed!!

Nancy Stislow said...

I love how those pine branches turned out! The variation in color looks so cool! The red on your ornament is such a wonderful red, not always easy to achieve. Thanks for the reminder too on how far behind I am on Christmas cards!

Happy Dance said...

Such a pretty Christmas card, Loll!! The smooshing on both the branch and the ornament turned out so well! It gives them such a nice dimension and the colors are perfectly Christmassy. Beautiful CAS card.
: ) Bev

Susan said...

What a beautiful take on the inspiration photo from Merry Monday! Love the smooshing - great texture on the branch!

Maxine D said...

Oh how gorgeous Loll - love the simplicity of your design and the fresh clean colours.
Blessings
MAxine

Karen D. said...

so pretty mf...love the look you got on the red bkg of the bulb and the branches, nice mix of colours. Nice to have a start on your holiday cards...I just can't get into it
xx Karen

Jeanne said...

Fabulous! You make such pretty cards, Loll! :)

Mac Mable said...

So crisp and the prettiest of colours...the smooshing is fabulous x

Bonnie said...

I love the "texture" the smooshing gives the branches and ornament, Loll! Love those traditional colors too!

Linda said...

Love how you used smooshing on your branches and ornament, Loll. Lovely CAS card. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Notes by Nina said...

So pretty, I love the CAS design. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful branches and twigs Christmas card Loll. TFS Hugs..

Christine Alexander said...

the smooshing on the sprigs give a wonderful variegated colours. Great CAS card.

Nonni said...

Fantatsic artsy CAS card, LOLL! The smooshed branches look so dimensional, what great idea to add color to die cuts like this!

Loose Stitches said...

Such a pretty card! I can't wait to use my Cameo, if it can do things like that! I'm a new follower, Mary H sent me and I am happy she did! I enjoyed my visit. :)
Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Cindy C. said...

Very pretty!!! Love the simplicity of it!!

Anita in France said...

Fabulous bright pops of colour, Loll ... so fresh and crisp! Hugs, Anita :)

MaryH said...

Wonderful Christmas look, and YAY for you & the Cameo. Love the smooshing effects on the die cuts. Good tool combinations in your capable hands! Hugs

Brenda said...

OMGosh, I love the variegated colors you got in your green and red smooshing! Your pines and your ornament are gorgeous and I love this card very much! What is new there, huh?! lol Hugs, Brenda

wienerhoneymooners said...

Wonderfully lovely and perfect!

Linda said...

I love the smooshing on the branches and the bauble, gives a really nice effect xx

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely inspired design Loll! Julia xx

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I LOVE the variation in the shades of green on your foliage, Loll! Such a strikingly beautiful card!