Wednesday, November 01, 2017

CAS Mix Up November Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the November CAS Mix Up Challenge.  This challenge is hosted by Bonnie and she has come up with a great challenge for this time of year.



I used a NBUS die for this card.  The tree is new to me, and I've die-cut it in white and sponged on two shades of brown DOX inks.  I also sponged two shades of blue DOX inks for the sky and then splattered with water and blotted to create the look of a snowy sky (ghosting).

The tree was die-cut a second time in turquoise glitter paper.  The ornaments were cut from the glitter tree and glued on top of the brown tree.  Simple, but fiddly work. :)

A simple stitched snowdrift die-cut was added to the bottom and stamped with the sentiment in matching brown ink.

Glitter is always fun to use, especially on holiday cards.

We have a wonderfully talented Guest Designer this month.  Robyn (Waterlily Cards by Robyn) is joining in having fun with glitter.  Welcome Robyn!

Please check out the challenge blog to see all the amazing glitter cards from our Design Team and Guest Designer, Robyn.  And then come join the challenge with your CAS (clean and simple) Glitter card.








Stamps:  Christmas Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Turquoise glitter ($1 store)
Ink:  DOX inks:  Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Sponges, water mister, Ornament Tree die (Penny Black); Curves Border die (AliExpress)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up November Challenge - Glitter

27 comments:

Julia Aston said...

what a fun and festive tree die with the baubles hanging off the branches Loll! Having them in the turquoise glitter paper is perfect against the brown branches and the stitched landscape grounds the tree nicely! Glitter IS great for winter cards and I don't often think to use it! Julia xx

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card, Loll! color choice and design are lovely - especially love the glittery ornaments on the stark tree!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a very pretty card Loll! Love those sparkly baubles on the tree! Great photo board too! Have a great day! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

SueB said...

lovin' this card and thanx for the inspiration!

Marcia HIll said...

Your "fiddly" work paid off as this is a lovely card Loll! Love the contrasts of the two blues, and your sentiment couldn't be any more perfect!! Love it!! :0)

Robyn Oliver said...

A fabulous modern Christmas tree Loll, all your work has created a gorgeous card, love the soft sky and the snowy slopes to show off the tree. Robyn

Mac Mable said...

So contemporary, love the layout and the pop of glitter. So elegant Loll x Great sentiment too x

Bobby said...

Those ornaments really glitter, Loll, and the sky looks wonderful fading out along the horizon.

Ina G said...

A simple tree made look fabulous with all those tiny baubles. Lovely background and the shaped hills perfect for the sentiment placement and adds a bit of dimension. Love it Loll.

Linda said...

Oooh .... I love your pretty decorated tree. A touch of sparkle is perfect this time of year xx

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love these tiny glittery ornaments, my friend! Love that snowy sky too! It think this will be a very sparkly month!

Nancy Stislow said...

The glue glitter paper ornament was the perfect touch on this wonderful tree! Love this one! That pop of color looks wonderful and your sponging is so smooth! Beautifully done!

Sue said...

Stunning card, Loll. Beautiful inking and I love the pretty tree with glitter baubles.

Karen D. said...

so pretty Loll, has a hint of whimsy which I like.
well done.
xx Karen

Barbara Edwards Staradumsky said...

Just gorgeous!

Christine Alexander said...

so pretty, I love those little baubles and tree:)

nancy littrell said...

Your glittery ornaments are so pretty on your die cut and colored tree, Loll. Love your sponged and water dropped sky. Your die cut snow bank and sentiment were the perfect final touches. Such a pretty CAS design for a Christmas card my friend. TFS Hugs

Daffodil Cards said...

SO Beautiful.
Faith
x

Susan said...

Beautiful tree with the little glitter ornaments. The sky is fabulous - love the way it goes through blue tones and fades out to white!

Liz said...

Stunning card, Loll. I love the glitter ornaments and the sky is beautifully done. xx

Barb Ghig said...

Another gorgeous work of art, Loll! I love how you created the sky with the ghosting technique and your sparkly ornaments are so perfect! You have inspired me, once again and I'm looking forward to playing along!

Jeanne said...

You sure made that tree sparkle and shine with the glittery ornaments. Lovely holiday card, Loll!

Trina P. said...

Adorable card. Great sentiment and beautiful glitter ornaments. I can see why they would be fiddle. Love this month’s challenge too.

Pat said...

What a pretty ornamented tree Loll, and wow, what a gorgeous blue sky and love the ghosting. The glitter paper baubles may have been a lot of work but well worth it as they look perfect. x

Anita in France said...

Beautiful ombré sky background, Loll ... so perfect to show off this pretty, shimmery, be-jewelled tree! Just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Kirsi said...

Sooo beautiful!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your glittery tree looks so festive! Also love the sky you created!