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Friday, 23 October 2020

Snowflake Bauble

Hi everyone.  I have made a Christmas card using the Sweet Poppy Stencil Snowflake Bauble, my first card using it, and also the Crafty Individuals Bluebird and Branch with Berries stamp within the bauble.  I have also used Distress Inks in tones of blue and orange to enter the Colour Hues Challenge, and the CAS Christmas Challenge has the theme of Christmas Birds.  I used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Spiced Marmalade. 


I started by using a very light layer of Tumbled Glass all over and then used the Spiced Marmalade on the ribbon and berries and shaded with a very little Blueprint Sketch, and the Salty Ocean on the foliage and to darken around the edges of the bauble as well as just a little of the Spiced Marmalade.  Inevitably there was some mixing of the colours in a few places which has made darkened the colours a bit, but I think over all it turned out OK.  I added the bird within the bauble using Spiced Marmalade, masking that side of the bauble as the stamp was a little large to fit the bauble, but I do love this CI bird and thought it would look pretty inside the bauble.   The sentiment was stamped using Versafine Habanero ink and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  The colour is a little more red than orange but DIs don't work so well for stamping sentiments.  I also added some snow on the branches and in the sky around the bird using a Signo White Gel Pen, and I glossed the berries with some clear gloss.  I then added it to a 6" square white card.

I would also like to welcome two new followers ..  Lynne K who makes beautiful cards and also takes wonderful photos of the area around her home in Scotland, and then Aimeslee who is a fun lady and who also makes some terrific cards in a very varied style, so please if you haven't come across these two ladies before please do go and visit them...you won't be disappointed.  

Thank you for visiting me here today and I hope you will do so again soon. 






I am entering the following challenges:

CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas Birds.  (so pleased to be chosen as the winner)
Colour Hues Challenge - No. 4 Blue and Orange.
NBUS Challenge - No. 19 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
ABC Christmas Challenge -  U & V are for?  Up in the Air and Vixen/Reindeer.  (I have a bird in my bauble so hope this counts).
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - No. 27 Anything Christmas Goes.






30 comments:

  1. Cracking job here Pat, with a lovely colour choice too - that stencil's just fab

    Kathyk

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  2. Absolutely fabulous how you have created this Pat. So unique and so clever. Gorgeous card. Flo xx

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  3. Inspired colour choices make this one beautiful card Pat. Lovely. x

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  4. This may be my stencil of the year to make Christmas cards. I love the little scene in the bauble and the colours are perfect. I will definitely try those :)

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  5. Beautiful ink blending on your background and your bird is gorgeous, Pat! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Christmas!

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  6. Gorgeous Christmas make Pat, I've seen Eileen using this stencil too and have been so tempted!! Sweet Poppy not readily available here so that settled me down lol! Gorgeous colours in the blending and stamping, thankyou for playing along at CAS Christmas too, Cathy x

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  7. A gorgeous card and brilliant idea to stamp the bird in the bauble - great colour combination

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  8. I'm sat here turning a little green here Pat as I adore that stencil but have resisted temptation so far! Your card is really beautiful and the CI bird works really well inside the bauble, wonderful colours too x

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  9. Your card is beautiful Pat, I love the delicacy of the images and the gorgeous colours, super design, Kate x

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  10. A beautiful Christmas card! The stencil is wonderful, and using orange and blue wouldn't be the usual choice for Christmas, but it is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

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  11. Thanks for the welcome! I'm happy to be here! I love some good stencil work and this is so lovely and clever. Bravo! XXO

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  12. Gorgeous Christmas Bauble Pat. Love the colours you've used and the wonderful image you've added to the inside of the ornament. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

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  13. Fabulous card, Pat. Gorgeous image and colours. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. xx Wilma

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  14. I love how vintage and yet modern this design looks, Pat! It's a terrific composition, beautifully colored! I hope you are keeping well! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. Oops, forgot to thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS!!

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  16. What a fab stencil and a great idea to add the bird detail with a stamp, great design.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Color Hues. :)

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  17. Beautiful card Pat - so many details to create this - love it. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda DT

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  18. Wow this is stunning Pat. The bauble stencil is so pretty and the colours you've used are amazing x. Great stamping and the way the blending looks on the bow is so eye catching. Extra loving this one Pat x.

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  19. Wow, this is beautiful!! Love the bauble and lovely colours you used. Adding the bird is certainly a good idea!

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  20. It looks gorgeous Pat!! Lovely colours and I really love that you chose a bird for the centre. Beautifully done!

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  21. so totally gorgeous...I just love that stencil, just wish it was a bit smaller.
    so well done.
    xx Karen

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  22. This is stunning, Pat! I love it very much! I am trying to resist that stencil, but I think my will power is fading fast!

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  23. OH WOW! This is absolutely GORGEOUS Pat! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
    Darlene
    MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

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  24. Pat, your bauble reminds me of the gorgeous hand-painted ones my Mom hung on our tree - sadly not one remains unbroken!
    What a stunning card ... of course you know I am particularly fond of Bluebirds - you've created a beautiful home for this darling one!
    =]

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  25. Thrilled for you with your win at CAS Christmas Pat as your card is unique and absolutely stunning x.

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  26. And what a worthy winner of the CAS Christmas Card Challenge too, Pat - Congratulations

    Kathyk

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  27. Congratulations on winning the CAS Christmas Challenge. Your card is amazing and I love the idea of incorporating the bird into the Christmas tree ball.

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  28. Wow Pat this gorgeous! Congrats on your win to CAS Christmas!

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  29. I love the cleverness of this design and the colours look amazing. I see in the comments above it was a winner. I'm not surprised; it is brilliant.

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