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:

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

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

    Anne

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

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

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  5. Beautiful Xmas card Loll, love the branches!
    Val x

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  6. 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

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

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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

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

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

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  12. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  21. 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

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

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

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  24. 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

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  25. 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

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

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  27. what a lovely inspired design Loll! Julia xx

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

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