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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Festive Fir




Well Christmas is nearly upon us and although I am not fanatical about the festive season I feel obliged (as we do), to do some festive creations.  This one uses a diecut tree as the central piece and I have grunged up the surroundings with Distress inks and traditional colours.

I started with the a maroon card diecut tree and used a Quickie glue pen to draw on some swirls.  Once the swirls had dried clear I sprayed liberally with a home-made mica spray made from silver mica powder a drop or two of gum arabic solution and some pine needles Distress re-inker - I usually spray in a pizza box to avoid the spray going everywhere!  The glue swirls seem to attract the colour but not the mica and provide a nice effect whilst some of the background maroon colour still shows through.  I then inked a small swirl stamp (Crafty Individuals) with Versafine onyx black ink and stamped randomly over the mica background.  I then applied dots of pink Stickles around the edges of the tree and put it aside whilst I made the background.   






I took a piece of heavy pink card and trimmed to size and applied pine needles and barn door Distress ink with cut'n'dry foam keeping the top half of the card more green and the bottom more red.  I stamped an Xmas plate in vintage sepia Versafine a couple of times as seen, a baubles border stamp in onyx black and a Christmas swirl in barn door Distress ink as shown.  All these stamps are from PaperArtsy






I spattered water drops randomly onto the plate and dried with the heat gun before adding pink & aqua Stickles to the spots in the baubles. A circle outline stamp (Artistic Stamper) was inked in galaxy gold Brilliance and applied a few times as seen whilst 2 acrylic poinsettia circles were stuck in place top right. The whole plate was edged with galaxy gold applied direct. The tree was then applied on foam squares as shown.







Another fuschia card plate was cut 1/2 inch bigger all round and this was edged in TH Tissue Tape leaving a 1/16 inch border at the outside edge.







That's it, my first Xmas offering for 2010 !

Sid xx

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24 comments:

  1. This is amazing! Love the colors!

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  2. Very pretty, lovely to see a different colour being used for Christmas.

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  3. morning sid..what a great card with all the texture

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  5. Sid

    This is gorgeous...love the colors and would never have thought about the splash of water effect.

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  6. fab background....and a wonderful card

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  7. That's a fabulous piece... I love the TH tissue tape.

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  8. Love this Sid - especially the colours you have used - really compliment the images.

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  9. fab Sid. this is very different from a lot of the creations around at the moment and it's good to see.

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  10. So different love this colour so vibrant

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  11. Gorgeous card Sid! Very inspiring! x

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  12. I am very impressed! Lovely card and a lot of artistic work! Huh!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  13. Very nice Sid. You're not doing bad for someone who doesn't like Christmas!!

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  14. That is beautiful Sid ... LOVE the colours!

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  15. This is so beautiful - I wouldn't want to give it away!

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  16. Wonderful card Sid! I love the pink you've used - makes a great change from red.

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  17. I must say you have a special kind of flair in you card that I haven't seen before, I'll be coming back to see your following cards. Very cute cards :)

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  18. This is gorgeous, fab colour combo and that tree really 'pops' out - fantastic xxxx

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    and it comes with a gift certificate :)

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous, love the colours

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