Monday, November 19, 2018

Rainbow Christmas

Hi everyone.  Playing along with STAMPlorations November CAS Challenge - Rainbow.   I do love the look of rainbow coloured skies and thought this would work well with a snowy Christmas scene.


Wet my watercolour paper and used a 1" brush to add strokes of distress ink, overlapping the colours slightly as I moved through the colours of the rainbow.  Once dry, stamp two trees and heat embossed in white.  Tore a piece of white card stock for my snow hill and splattered diluted white acrylic paint over the whole card.  To finish, stamped the sentiment in black for some contrast.

The DT have created some amazing rainbow cards to inspiration.  Check out the challenge and come play along!







Stamps:  Tree Silhouettes, Sentiment - Christmas Candles (both from STAMPlorations)
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. hot press)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Candy Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Broken Glass, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  large paint brush, white embossing powder, heat tool, paint brush for splattering, white acrylic paint

Challenges:
STAMPlorations November CAS Challenge - Rainbow



22 comments:

Happy Dance said...

Gorgeous rainbow, Loll!! It's pretty much perfect, if you ask me! Love the torn edge snowbank, and the trees growing from those edges. What a fun Christmas card!! Sweet. Bev

BożenA said...

Your card looks like it captured the moment when angels came to Earth - in rainbow glory. Beautiful card, uwialbiam your incredible rainbow sky and falling snow.
Hugs,
BożenA

Bonnie said...

A bright and beautiful sky for your snowy scene, Loll! Your splatters are perfect and look like falling snow!

Liz said...

Oh WOW, Loll, what a striking rainbow sky! Gorgeous card. xx

Maria said...

A very pretty rainbow sky along with the snowy scene, so lovely!!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous snowy rainbow scene for your beautiful CAS rainbow card, Loll. So pleased you joined us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. Hugs..Nancy

Nancy Stislow said...

I am so fond of non-traditional colors for Christmas. That gradient is just beautiful, Loll. It's blended so perfectly. Sure wish winter skies looked more like this.

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely rainbow snowy winter sky you created Loll! SO pretty with the torn hillside and white embossed trees! xx

Susan said...

Beautiful rainbow sky - still wintery with the snow in it! It could be a version of the northern lights over a winter landscape.

Christine Alexander said...

Ooooh Loll, I love the rainbow colours for Christmas :), so non traditional and such bright colours.

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful rainbow 'sky' Loll - love it!
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

Beautiful rainbow sky for your wintry scene. A lovely change from the traditional look xx

Mac Mable said...

Such an effective way to use the rainbow theme on your glorious sky. The white is gentle and perfect and the contrast of the black stamping looks fabulous. Wonderful water colouring and such a beautiful card x

Jeanne said...

Adore the rainbow background, Loll. You are so creative and talented!

Anita in France said...

If the Aurora Borealis was rainbow coloured, Loll, I feel sure it would look exactly like this fabulous background ... it's gorgeous behind that lovely crisp white! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, so pretty, Loll! Your rainbow sky is flawless and I love how you included the snowy trees and hills! Fabulous CAS take on the challenge!

TK said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Loving that stark white tree in the midst of that beautiful rainbow backdrop!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a beautiful rainbow winter sky, Loll! Love the idea of using the non-traditional Christmas colors. Your straight brush strokes and coloring are amazing! Great contrast of the white snowfalls, trees and snowbank to the colorful sky, and also the black sentiment to the white snowbank!
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

I don’t know how I missed this, but LOVE it, Loll! Not sure if you know, but I sorta have a teensy thing for rainbows! 😂 Beautiful bright cheery Christmas card! Did I mention I LOVE this?! Just in case... looooooovvvvvee it! (channeling my inner Oprah 😂). xx

Karen D. said...

beautiful and so uplifting.
xx Karen

Pink Unicorn said...

Loll what a gorgeous and unique winter card, I absolutely adore the pristine white against the vibrant rainbow sky. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Tenia Nelson said...

So LOVE this card!!! Thanks for playing along in the STAMP CAS challenge!!!