Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Merry Christmas - The Merry Christmas challenge #11

Wednesday March 14, 2018
Welcome back to another week of challenges at the Merry Christmas Challenge #11
The Holly and Ivy team have some awesome creations to inspire you. Check out the DT over at The Merry Christmas blog.
Our theme is always the same.. ANYTHING GOES + CHRISTMAS

So in 2016 I got this stencil from Simon Says and I don't believe I've used it.. So again I made my smooshing water color background with Ranger inks and once it was dried I thought this would be the perfect snow looking background for this stencil. I used Ranger inks in greens and brown and dabbed in the trees. I then went over the stencil with Texture paste to create the snow.. obviously the snow picked up the green ink.. but it is suppose to be snow. I then used Simon Says die for the Merry Christmas and silver card stock I cut it out three times and layered them ... boy was that hard. but worth it. This was really a simple card to make. it just took drying time.
Artistic inspirations #195 - anything goes
Make my Monday #66 - gold or silver
Jo's scrap shack #224 - anything goes
QKR #286 - anything goes
Crafty catz #407 - layer it up (texture paste layers and sentiment layers)
Alphabet challenge - "Y" for your choice - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 10 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #376 - Christmas /opt. Santa
Dragonfly journeys #113 - going green/little or a lot
Use your stuff #303 - die cuts
Everybody art #421 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 326-327 - anything goes


Lisa Lynn said...

This is stunning. Love the die cuts and the metal sentiment. This is a wonderful scene.

Christine said...

The paint smooching and layering of the stencils creates a beautiful depth. Such a lovely winter scene, and hats off to you for having a Christmas card completed. Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack.
DT Member

EmmaT said...

Wonderful card, love the trees and the added texture paste on top. Thank you for joining us at Make my Monday. Emma

Sherri said...

Great background and love the trees! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Julie Odil said...

Beautiful, Billie! Love the background. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week good luck in the draw

Jeannie said...

Hi Billie! Your trees are awesome and I love the texture paste on them.
Thanks so much for joining my Going Green blog challenge and good luck :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the trees!
Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

missgailly said...

So cool! Love the background and those beautiful trees. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Seija said...

Wonderful X Mas Card, Looks realy phantastic! Thanks for joining us at EAC. Hugs Michi

Sue - said...

Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Terri Trotter Earley said...

How awesome that you have started on Christmas cards already! Love your creation. Thanks for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday.