Sunday, February 25, 2018

February Rudolph Days

Hi everyone.  First I want to apologize for being absent with commenting.  Every once in a while I get super busy and the next thing I know, I'm so far behind on my reader's list that there's no chance for me to catch up.  I regret missing all the wonderful cards posted over the past week by the talented people I follow ... I hope to keep up better in the future!

Today I'm playing along with Rudolph Days.  This monthly challenge runs from the 25th to the end of the month.  Maureen (scrappymo!) is the host and every challenge is Anything Goes Christmas.  It's a great way to build your Christmas card stash throughout the year.

I had a small scrap of paper towel transfer leftover so I used it for the background.  I used just the deers cut from a die (AliExpress), along with a tree die (Impression Obsession) and snow hill die (My Favorite Things).  The sentiment is stamped in Wilted Violet distress ink and I also sponged around the outside edge of the background with the same purple ink.  I do love these blues and purples together.  And the design from the quilted paper towel really shows well on this piece to add some interest and visual texture.

Here's a close-up ...

Come play along!







Stamps:  Snowman Sayings - retired (Amy R)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Wilted Violet Distress Ink (Tim Holtz
Accessories & Tools:  Paper towel, Reindeer die (AliExpress), Fir Tree die (Impression Obsession), Snowdrift die (MFT)

Challenges:
February Rudolph Days

39 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! That background is so fun and chilly looking!

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  2. Beautiful card, Lol.

    I love the inky background...especially the imprint of the paper towel. TO me it looks like the warp and weft of a canvas!

    Your die and sentiment look great here.

    Thanks for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  3. Fabulous background, love the colours. The sentiment is lovely too ....so crisp !
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  4. Wonderful card, Loll, the inky background is perfect for your beautiful scene. xx

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  5. Beautiful shades of mauve and blue - and great texture from the paper towel. Perfect with your sweet deer.

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  6. The colors are SOOOO gorgeous, and you're always amazing with your scenes! Love that paper towel texture! Might have to check out how to do that one...

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  7. Absolutely beautiful! Love this blue shade/purple shade and what a delicious texture the paper towel gives ! Gorgeous winter scene. Thanks for sharing and for inspiring!

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  8. The addition of wilted violet really adds such depth to your panel. Pretty card as always!

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  9. Love your beautiful watercolored paper towel background with the texture and pretty colors. I have a piece of paper towel that I am still adding watercolors too for a future project because of you, my friend:-) Love your technique.

    So fun the way you pieced together your die cut scene with 3 different die sets..a wonderful example of how versatile our dies can be with a little imagination.

    TFS your beautiful Christmas card, Loll. Hugs...

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  10. Fantastic winter scene...I love it.

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  11. What a fabulous effect from your leftover paper towel. The colours you created for the background are so lovely. Great layout and so cooooooling.

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  12. Love your paper towel background and those colours are gorgeous so soft and perfect for your little die cuts.

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  13. Love the background Loll.
    Snow is definitely on the cards in these parts this week according to the forecasts! :)

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  14. What a great background and just enough detail for this fab CAS card.

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  15. Really beautiful, the die cuts look gorgeous against that background

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  16. Look at that wonderful texture in the background! The colors are beautiful and give the sense of it being cold. The colors also pop against the white of the trees and deer. Absolutely beautiful card. Darn that life sometimes gets in the way of our fun. Good thing all the crafters keep creating so we can hop back in! Hugs!

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  17. OH! my, this is gorgeous, love that background.
    Faith
    x

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  18. Sigh, I'm behind right now. When my notifications don't come in to my email box, I forget. Out of sight, out of mind with this old mind I'm afraid. So we all have this problem Loll so not worries I'm sure! I love this beautiful card! The texture you got from the towel is amazing, love the colors in this background and of course love the image dies. Such a peaceful and serene card! Hugs, Brenda

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  19. Love that background, Loll. The purple really makes the sky glow. No fret about the commenting. When I get behind I just peek, and then comment on one for all, or send to the trash. Otherwise it's too overwhelming.

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  20. I hate getting behind on comments but sometimes I can't make cards and comment both so something has to go. Then I try to catch up or just start from where I am at the time. I love how you use the paper towels. It gives so much texture and is such a different look. This is just gorgeous.

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  21. What a wonderful paper towel background for your lovely white die cuts Loll! I can just feel the chill from all that white snow!

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  22. Gorgeous! This reminds me of the twilights in winter in the very north of Wisconsin. I can practically hear the snow falling! This is so soft and lovely, my friend. What a wonderful card! Bev

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  23. Love the serene winter forest scene, Loll! The paper towel pattern makes me think of stars.

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  24. Yes I am playing catch up too Loll...I went to visit family for a few days and had a lovely time x The violet/blue colour on your wonderful card looks so pretty and such an artsy and effective use of the left over inked kitchen towel. The backdrop behind your card looks great with your gorgeous card too Loll x

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  25. Also meant to say...do so like how you've stamped in the violet too x

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  26. Soft, dreamy and magical, Loll ... such a lovely scene ... the 'snowy' texture on the background is perfect with that bright sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

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  27. Love that background Loll, the colours go so well together and the texture from the paper towel gives a lovely soft snowy look xx

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  28. Really gorgeous card, love all the white space and the gorgeous background and image of the focal point.

    Kath x

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  29. Loll, I'm glad I'm not the only one behind in commenting. It just seems that life gets in the way. What a lovely, serene winter scene.

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  30. The paper towel gives such lovely texture Loll and the colours are gorgeous with the white dear, snow slope and tree. Such a pretty card, and I love the DI sentiment to match too. x

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  31. You’re doing better than me with the commenting! I always appreciate your encouragement:) I love the colours and the crisp CAS design!

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  32. Beautiful ! love the paper towel background


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  33. White looks so white with the beautiful shades of blues and purples, Loll! Love the quilted paper towel pattern in the background! So interesting. Your backdrop is perfect for the card too! Hideko xx

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  34. Ooh, this has a cool magical feel. Your colours are spot on and match your beautiful backdrop perfectly. The paper towel texture looks like twinkling lights... LOVE this! xx

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  35. This is impressive with that fabulous, colorful background and I love not only the card but how you photographed it! Great colors and a beautiful design - and now I must learn how to do that paper towel technique :)

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  36. DEE-lighted to see you over at Rudy Day with this fab snowscene. What gorgeous texture with the background mop-up towel, as it's perfect behind the scene. Love the white elements, and such dimension...just pulls the eye right into the scene. Agree with Carol L. on all she said - before I could!!! LOL TFS & Hugs

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  37. Your card has taken on the amazing nature of the sunrise ... Such colors are only met in the winter at dawn. So rarely happens to me to see it, and I love so much this moment, when the world wakes up from a night out. I love this card, Loll.
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  38. WOW simply gorgeous and thanks for joining us at February's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

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  39. Thanks so much for putting me on to AliExpress (I think!) I'm obsessed with the website and can't stay off it...love your work...you inspire me.

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)