Friday, August 17, 2018

Holiday Magic

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder post for the CAS Christmas August Challenge - Tree.  This month's challenge is being hosted by the talented, Hideko.


I love the movement of this beautiful die-cut and even though it is considered a winter branch, I though it made a beautiful tree. :)  I created a background with Lindy's Magicals.  The shimmer and shine is amazing ... close-up below.

I cut my panel to size, adhered the winter branch die-cut in white over top of the colourful background, gluing just at the center of the tree so the branches are free-flowing.  I tore a thick piece of white card stock for the snowbank and stamped the sentiment in Delicata silver to finish.  Easy and fun card to make.

Here's a close-up ...
... and a close-up of the shimmer ...
There's still one week left to play along with our challenge.  I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the reminder post with the amazing Christmas tree cards from our Designers and very talented Guest Designer, Barb.  Then come join us in the gallery!

Stamps:  full of merriment (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); White (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Lindy's Magicals (tibetan poppy teal, bells of ireland green); Delicata Silver (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, winter branch die (Penny Black)

Challenges:
CAS Christmas August Challenge - Tree

23 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Your background is gorgeous, Loll! I love your choice of colors and all the lovely shimmer of the Lindy's Magicals...putting them on my wishlist right now :) Very clever idea to use the branch as your tree!

Thank you again for the opportunity to be your Guest Designer for the August challenge...It's been great fun!

Liz said...

Beautiful background for this lovely tree. I love all the shimmer and shine. xx

Darnell said...

So clever to use that branch as a tree, Lolly! I never would have known it was intended as a branch! It looks stunning as a tree in front of your schimmery winter sky in such stunning colors! I'm working on my tree card this afternoon and then I'll be wanting to do a sunflower over the weekend ... thank goodness there is a week left in your challenges! Enjoy the weekend, Hugs, Dolly

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous shimmery background for your beautiful Winter branch/tree, Loll. TFS the close up of the shimmery Magicals. Hugs...

Susan said...

Oh my, what wonderful shimmer! I really do have to buy more Magicals!! A perfect frosty shimmery background for the lovely tree (I agree, that branch die does make a good tree).

BożenA said...

Oh, yes, another amazing background, Loll! I love all the glow and beautiful colors that you have mixed. White tree looks amazing on it, so beautifully pops up.
Hugs,
BożenA

Nancy Stislow said...

I'm going to have to get some of those magicals after seeing this. Spectacular background! Wonderful photography capturing that beautiful shimmer, Loll!

Linda said...

Oooh .... that background looks amazing, I love the shimmer. Great winter tree too .... love it! xx

Nance said...

Gorgeous shimmery background and love that "swaying" tree like on a blustery winter night!

clavell said...

This IS Magical! I love it!♥

Papercraft Boutique said...

Amazing Magicals background, Loll! I can see the gorgeous shimmer and shine well in the close-up! Magicals have been on my wish but I have a hard time choosing colors (there are so many sets)!
Not gluing the tree completely enhances the movement of the branches, and the torn card stock makes a wonderful snowbank. Your great ideas shine more than Magicals! :-) Hideko

Trina P. said...

Oooh, I love that gorgeous shimmery background, Loll! The colour is fabulous. Great design too. Had you not mentioned it was a branch die, I would not have known, so way to stretch your supplies. xx

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful wintry background Loll, Love the deep blue colours with your white tree :)

Maxine D said...

Oh how gorgeous Loll - and that tree is fabulous against the wonderful shimmery background.
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

What a gorgeous background to set off your tree Loll! :)

Daffodil Cards said...

It might have been easy and fun, but it has the most wonderful effect and is a beautiful card.
Faith

Bonnie said...

WOW! I see I have a long way to go to master those Lindy's, my friend! Your background is GORGEOUS and the white tree makes it even more beautiful! Love the torn snowbank. I think it looks more realistic than the snowbank dies! Fabulous card!

Anita in France said...

Stunning, Loll ... you've captured the cool frostiness of this scene so beautifully with the shimmery background colour ... so gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda said...

Those Lindy Magicals are so beautiful and love your lovely tree. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card Loll!! Your background with the Magicals is so pretty and absolutely perfect for your Winter tree! Really like your layout with the snowbank being the space for your sentiment too. Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Mac Mable said...

Glorious shiny background and the white die cut tree/branch looks fabulous against it. Fabulous card Loll X.

Jo Manna said...

Another beautiful magical panel for the teeny tree. So clean and so vibrant. Totally loving this. xx

Karen D. said...

so gorgeous..love the look.
xx Karen