Saturday, June 30, 2018

Merry Monday Farewell

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with the last Merry Monday Challenge #296 - Rustic Christmas.  It's always good to make my Christmas cards throughout the year so there's no panic come November.  This challenge has helped me with that so I'm sad to see it ending.  Thanks to all the wonderful Designers that have kept us inspired weekly for many years!


The white tree was what I noticed first with the inspiration photo and then the warmth from the brown wood.   I think the colours of the sky look very rustic, so hoping this card qualifies.

I made a quick, clean and simple card using a wonderful die-cut paired with a Floating Alcohol Ink background.  The sentiment was stamped in brown ink to finish the card.

Here's a close-up ...






Stamps:  Snowglobe Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Glossy card stock (unknown)
Ink:  Alcohol Inks (Ranger); Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Evergreen Window die (Memory Box)

Challenges:
Merry Monday #296 - Rustic Christmas

24 comments:

Susan said...

Loll, your sky is beautiful - what a wonderful blend of colours! I think they are quite rustic-looking, and the trees go perfectly with the white tree in the inspiration photo.

Mac Mable said...

Very rustic sky indeed Loll....The white die cut trees look crisp and fabulous against it. Loving the sentiment stamped in the brown too x.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So beautiful with the crisp white trees in frame, Loll. Just love the AI background too! So glad you could join us at our last Merry Monday!!

MaryH said...

What perfectly colored background for this tree die. Love the swirls of browns and blues with the crisp white trees! So beautiful. TFS & Hugs

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful rustic background, Loll! It's so perfect for this fabulous stand of trees!

Cathy said...

Great interpretation of the pic Loll, the background colours are gorgeous against the white trees, Cathy x

Nancy Stislow said...

Gorgeous background for your white pines. Thanks for always including a link to the technique too. I know you've used this before but it's always nice to have the link as a reminder to try this.

Brenda said...

Wow, I believe you conquered rustic Loll! This is one stunning rustic looking card! I love that background and those beautiful crisp white trees on it. Love that stitched border around the opening too. Is that part of the tree die?? The white trees look so stunning against the sky you have created, or the sky looks so stunning up against the white trees-not sure which. I only know I love it! So Merry Monday is going away?? Sad for a lot of people I'm sure. Hugs, Brenda

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful rustic background for your white trees, Loll. TFS my friend. So sorry to see the challenge come to an end. Hugs...

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the color combo and the effect of your Floating AI sky, Loll! It's so beautiful especially with the white trees and frame. CAS perfection with rustic flair! Hideko xx

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, such gorgeous colours, I love the rustic colours behind the white of the card. Stunning :)

scrappymo! said...

That blue and brown ink combo looks so good and gives you that rustic feel!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous background .... love the rustic colours, they really make the white pop! It's a shame about the Merry Monday challenge. I haven't managed to play along for a while but I do always check out the themes and entries for inspiration ...... they'll be missed xx

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Loll. I love the background colours and pretty trees.

Brenda in IN said...

It's always wonderful to be ahead of making Christmas cards and this is a great way to do it. This is a rustic looking background and lovely for the sky above the white trees. Anyone will be thrilled to get this card.

Patti said...

Oh No!! I had not heard Merry Monday was ending : ( you certainly created a lovely send off!! Your background is stunning!!

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL and completely rustic looking Loll! I love that MB die and it looks fabulous against your GORGEOUS and rustic looking Al ink sky! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our last Merry Monday challenge!! :0)

BożenA said...

The background is amazing. Very rustic, perfectly emphasizes beautiful white trees. I love your winter cards, they have a unique atmosphere.
BożenA xoxo

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Loll, I love the background colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous background for your beautiful white trees Loll! So sorry to hear Merry Monday is ending!

Maxine D said...

How beautiful, and to my eyes delightfully rustic too Loll. Love your Ai background
Blessings
Maxine

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll ... those crisp white trees are gorgeous against the cool, texture-y looking rustic skyline! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

Perfect final card for a challenge that will be missed, Loll. I love the alcohol background.

Pat said...

I love your alcohol ink background with the pretty white tree frame Loll and the browns and greens with that pop of blue is gorgeous, and the gold sentiment looks perfect. x