Monday, September 25, 2017

September Rudolph Days

Hi everyone.  Here's my card for the September Rudolph Days Challenge run by the sweet Maureen (Scraps of Life by Scrappymo!)

I used one of my watercolour and salt backgrounds for the night sky.  Adding a sweet white die-cut scene that I borrowed from my friend Susan.  I had also just received this partial circle cross-stitch die from AliExpress and they fit perfectly together. :)  I added a bit of glitter along the roof of the house, ground and trees. The window is coloured with a yellow copic market and the sentiment is heat embossed in silver.  Another one for my stash! :)

I hope you'll check out the Rudolph challenge and come join in.  It's open from the 25th until the end of the month.

I'm also entering this into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #12.  I'm so excited for this challenge as I have lots of NBUS items that need some love. :)  As I mentioned, the half circle cross stitch die used for the above card is new to me.








Stamps:  Christmas Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Brushos:  Turquoise and Ultra Marine; Versamark; yellow copic marker
Accessories & Tools:  Salt, Countryside Circle die (Memory Box), Partial circle die-cut (AliExpress), glitter glue, silver embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
September Rudolph Days
NBUS Challenge #12

33 comments:

Kath said...

A fabulous card - beautiful watercolour background and lovely dies too.
Kath x

KandA said...

Gorgeous card Loll, love the blue salty sky and fabulous dies xx

Anita in France said...

Wonderfully chilly and frosty with the glitter and that gorgeous background, Loll ... love that fabulous glow of warmth from the little window ... great detailing! Hugs, Anita :)

Sue said...

That is a beautiful salt background, Loll and the touches of glitter are perfect for a snowy scene.

Jeanne said...

That salty blue sky looks fantastic. I really like the bit of sparkle in the snow that you added with the glitter. A beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing! Have fun using your NBUS! :)

Bonnie said...

Ooh, I love that Xstitch die cut, Loll! It's so perfect for your pretty scene! Love the patterns in your salted background too!

Marcia HIll said...

Your salted background looks FABULOUS and I love that partial circle x stitch die...lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Daffodil Cards said...

Always Gorgeous.
Faith
x

Susan said...

So glad I saw this in real life as it's even lovelier than in the photo! Wonderful salted background and perfect combination of two dies!

scrappymo! said...

This is a beautiful watercolour background, Lol. You have made it into such a lovely card with that sweet die.

I must try this watercolour and salt technique now.

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.

Colleen said...

Loll, I sure love your salt watercolored background, it is so striking and against all that white it really pops! Awesome card! Heart Hugs, Col

Mac Mable said...

The kisses/crosses around that die cut is so pretty. Love the salt background and the pop of glitter and tiny bit of yellow just makes it. Fabulous card x

Bobby said...

That salted sky is fabulous, Loll, and the die cut reminds me of a snow globe.

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card, great scene and super CAS card.

Kath x

Nancy Stislow said...

Your talent for designing CAS cards is amazing, Loll! If these things were sitting in front of me on the table, I'd never come up with something so pretty and eye catching! Love that die cut combined with that frame!

Happy Dance said...

I want to shake this! You've made such a sweet Christmas card, and it looks like a snow globe! I love all the white space (snow) around it. That salt technique is just fabulous. Beautiful!! Bev

Maxine D said...

How gorgeous Loll - that background is perfect behind those die cuts
Blessings
Maxine

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the beautiful sky you've created for this gorgeous card Loll.

Sue xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love watercolor background with salt. This makes the color group always difficult to predict. I love your night sky, it's a bit disturbing and so beautiful. The white winter scene contrasts nicely with this background. I love this beautiful winter card.
Hugs,
BożenA

Karen D. said...

gorgeous bkg made for a wonderful holiday card mf...beautiful!
xx Karen

Darnell said...

Beautiful salted sky, Lolly! It's a perfect background for your circle scene and I love the sediment! It's great for the Rudy Challenge and thank you, too, for playing in NBUS Challenge #12! Hugs, Dolly

Tina Z. said...

I love snow globes and your is so beautiful with amazing scene and background.

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, I love the half circle die, it's such a perfect fit and so unusual :). Your salted background makes for a great winter scene, so pretty especially the touch of glitter over the snow.

Sheila H said...

Love your scene! And that half circle die is awesome.

Linda said...

This looks adorable ..... I love the circle die and your salty background makes the perfect night sky xx

LesleyG said...

Happy RD Loll, what a beautiful card, and I still haven't tried the salt thing.....must put it on my to do list xxx

Julia Aston said...

Your salty background makes for a lovely winter sky Loll - and what a great partial circle die! A beautiful winter scene! xx

Pat said...

I love the texture in the sky using the salt Loll and the scene fits inside that partial circle die cut perfectly. Another really pretty Christmas card. x

Sue - said...

Love your card Loll, the watercolour and salt background makes the perfect night sky.

Barb Ghig said...

Your watercolor and salt background really makes this card pop, Loll! I love how you kept your design CAS, yet it packs a lot of punch...I love it!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and love the background you made for the sky.

Chrissie said...

Gorgeous Loll!

Whisper said...

Oooo what a gorgeous snow globe and Happy Belated Rudolph Days, so sorry for the late commenting, Luv Sam x