Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Peace on Earth

Hi everyone.  First I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes and cards.  You helped to make my birthday a special one!!

Today I'm playing along with Rudolph Days, a Christmas card challenge that runs every month from the 25th to the end of the month.  I decided to combine it with the sketch challenge at Less Is More.  As soon as I saw the sketch, I thought Christmas card. :)

  

I used a piece of smooshed alcohol inks that I had in my stash for the background colour.  I die-cut the curves, placed them over the AI piece and then added a sparkly die-cut snowflake and a few clear sequins.  The sentiment is stamped in soft gray. Easy, peasy CAS design.  I will be making more of these! :)

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!







Stamps:  Christmas Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Yupo
Ink:  Smoky slate (SU!); Alcohol Inks (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  blending solution in a mister, Curved dies (AliExpress), Stitched snowflake die (Lil' Inkers), sequins

Challenges:
June Rudolph Days
Less Is More #334 - sketch

32 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Yes the sketch is so perfect for a Christmas card. Lovely background and such a pretty snowflake die...Love it! x So glad you enjoyed your birthday x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

oooh! Belated Birthday wishes Loll and thanks for joining in our sketch challenge at Less is More this week. I love your dreamy coloured alcohol inks to create the background and the sketch works so well for Christmas as you've shown here. CAS perfect and yummy.

LeAnne said...

This is just beautiful! Sorry I missed your b-day! Hope it was a happy one!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card, so elegant - perfect for this weeks LIM sketch.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Gramma Sarah said...

Happy Birthday dear one. You continue to inspire and keep all of us motivated. Love the curvy card with AI background...X

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful card Loll,love that sparkly snowflake x

Betty Keefe said...

so classy with that pretty blue background for your snowflake - i have not made a single christmas card yet this year - best get going!!

Nancy Stislow said...

What a gorgeous piece of alcohol ink smooshing! The clear sequins are the perfect final touch. Love the sparkle on the snowflake!

Liz said...

Stunning card - I love the inky panel and the sparkly snowflake.

Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday! xx

PJM PJM said...

Thanks so much for doing a Christmas card, Loll. It's that time of the year when we try to figure out what we are doing for our cards this year. I've been looking on youtube at your cards from previous years for ideas also. :)

Happy Dance said...

CASimply gorgeous, Loll!! That blue smooshed panel is fantastic, and I love how you've decked it out with that silvery snowflake. Looks like this will be easy and fun to reproduce for the holidays. So pretty! Bev

Bonnie said...

That swoosh is perfect for a Christmas card and the AI background is so pretty! Love that sparkly snowflake too!

Christine Alexander said...

the AI background is so wintry, so perfect for the challenges. Love the swoosh :)

Aquarius said...

Great CAS card - love the colour too

Julie B said...

Very classy Loll and a perfect combination of challenges and colours. :)

Maxine D said...

What a beauty Loll - love the smooshed panel, and the snowflake is the perfect accent
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Loll! I love the inky panel and glittery snowflake, just beautiful.

Izzy Scrap said...

Oops, I wish you a belated Birthday Loll ! It's funny how a sketch gives such different inspirations ! Yours is totally stunning ! I'm totally in love with your alcohol inks smooshed background, the colours are so beautiful ! And what a wonderful result with this big glittery silver snowflake ! A perfect CAS card and take on our challenge ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

Brenda in IN said...

I love this background panel and lovely design. I'm sorry I missed your birthday but I am sending great BIG belated wishes for you today. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your darling grands and sweet pictures of your mom. Thanks for sharing them.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Loll. That background piece is gorgeous and I really like the curvy lines. Happy belated birthday! Gosh, not sure how I missed that. I truly hope you had a fabulous day. Thank you for all the inspiration you have given in your beautiful cards full of fun techniques! I sure appreciate you! Hugs!

Maura R said...

Love this simple, elegant, and sparkly Christmas card, Loll - LOVE it! Sending belated birthday blessings your way!!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card .... love the inky panel and the sparkly snowflake. Hope you had a lovely birthday ...... there is a card in the post (or at least there will be tomorrow!) sorry it's late. Belated birthday hugs xx

Susan said...

Perfect sketch for a piece of AI! Love the glittery snowflake and the sentiment.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

But beautiful card !! I love the hazy background and the gray sentiment. You always hit the dots with color choices. I would probably use black and therefore my card would be much uglier. I still have a lot to learn from you :-) nice that I have such a wonderful teacher. Thank you :-)
Hugs xx
BożenA

Trina P. said...

Another gorgeous AI background and card, Loll. Beautiful colours and love the finishing details. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More.

Robyn Oliver said...

Just beautiful Loll, magical background

Anita in France said...

What a dreamy AI background, Loll ... perfect with that single, shimmery, silvery snowflake! Hugs, Anita :)

Neets B said...

Belated birthday wishes, Loll. I hope you had a wonderful day.
I adore your card, the colour tones in your alcohol inked background are my absolute favourites. Perfect for a Christmas card.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

scrappymo! said...

Great take on the sketch! That alcohol ink pannell is so lovely.
Your snowflake is the perfect finishing touch.

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

linda said...

beautiful! such a striking background and a lovely snowflake! congrats on winning rudolph days challenge! sorry to be so late in thanking you for joining but my new hip has limited my computer time.

linda, DT
rudolph days challenge

Barb Ghig said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Loll! I'm glad everyone showered you with lovely cards...I do hope mine reaches you soon :)
This is such a beautiful CAS Christmas card! I love how the colors blended with your alcohol inks and your sparkly snowflake is so pretty! Great job combining challenges!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a gorgeous design...the way the color pops and the snowflake is layered is stunning
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia