Friday, December 15, 2017

Tree of Thanks

Hi everyone.  Just a reminder that we are half way through December already.  There's still just over one week left to play along with the CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Anything Goes.


Haven't had a play with Brushos for a while, so it was time!

I created this background using a few different shades of green and blue ... and a touch of yellow.  This was all on watercolour paper.

First time using this beautiful tree die from AliExpress.  Cut it out of white and popped it on top of my dry Brushos panel that was cut down to size.  Added a simple sentiment banner with a staple.

Check out the challenge blog to see the reminder cards from our Guest Designer Hideko, and the rest of our talented team.

Since this is has a watercoloured background, I'm entering it into the CAS Watercolour December Challenge - Anything Goes, as well.









Stamps:  Sentiment - Where the Heart Is (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Brushos; Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Stencil Tree die (AliExpress), staple

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Anything Goes
CAS Watercolour December Challenge - Anything Goes Watercolouring

22 comments:

  1. Your background is so beautiful against your white die cut, Loll.

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  2. Beautiful Loll background! Awesome! I love the little patterns that have arisen and these beautiful streaks of color. It is so beautiful and so wonderfully highlights the whiteness of the tree. Beautiful project, Loll!
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  3. Gorgeous card Loll, love the colourful background, really makes the pretty tree pop. Cathy x

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  4. Beautiful die cut tree and Gorgeous Brushos watercolored background my friend. TFS and Happy Holidays. Hugs...

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  5. Loll,this is one of my favorite techniques, love the white trees against your brusho background

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  6. The brushos turned out perfectly - wonderful colour variation! Perfect for the tree die!

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  7. Fabulous die Loll and stands proud in front of your gorgeous Brusho background. Lovely simple sentiment. Thank You so much for having me as your Guest for December. I enjoyed being part of the Team. See you in the New Year. Merry Christmas.

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  8. Another fab background Loll, it looks great with the white die cut tree.
    Your backgrounds are always great such as the blue one now brightening up my windowsill this dark and dreary December morning, many thanks. Merry Christmas. :)

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  9. This looks fab .... love the background!! And that die .... well, just beautiful.
    I've been having problems with my laptop .... it certainly picks its moments!!! Just in case I don't get chance again, have a fabulous Christmas. Lots of love and best wishes to you and your family xx PS thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card .... mwah!!

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  10. OooH such yummy brusho colours for that gorgeous die cut. Love all the movement in that background. Stapling your sentiment was really smart. Your cards are always so bright and happy. Merry Christmas dear friend xxx

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  11. Gorgeous! Love how all those colors blend together so beautifully. Your lovely die cut tree in white sure helps make the colors pop. So very pretty! :)

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  12. WOW...this turned out just GORGEOUS Loll! Your background with the Brusho's turned out stunning and looks fabulous behind your lovely tree! (I've made 2 cards with the tree dies that I'll post next week...been too dark to photograph!) Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

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  13. Another beautiful die fro AE! And the background is gorgeous!

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  14. That amazing white die cut tree looks fabulous with that amazing brusho background. Glorious card x

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  15. what a gorgeous mix of greens behind your striking white tree Loll! A beautiful card! Julia xx

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  16. That stunning background makes the beautiful tree pop! Love this card!

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  17. Just beautiful, Loll! I love the combination of the clean white tree die-cut and the soft and yet vibrant Brushos background! Hideko xx

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  18. Crisp and vibrant, Loll ... with a wonderful sense of movement in both the background colour and in that fabulous tree ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  19. Wow Loll, I love the contrast between the white tree and that bright and beautiful background. x

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  20. Gorgeous Brusho background. So vibrant allowing that beautiful tree die to pop. I wish I was better at shopping at AliExpress... I just get so overwhelmed and seem to see the same products in a loop. 😂

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  21. I hadn't played with Brushoes in a while either, Loll, so I got them out Friday night and played around. I didn't quite the results I was looking for or had achieved before. Nothing like the vibrant panel you have that looks so fabulous behind that white die cut.

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  22. gorgeous..love the rich colours!!
    xx Karen

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