Tuesday 29 September 2020

Seasonal Wreath

Hi there everybody.  I am using this Sweet Manhattan stamp for the first time.  Sherie the owner has an Etsy shop and this particular stamp is here.  I was lucky enough to be sent this as a thank you for some help I gave her.  I thought it was about time I got on with my Christmas cards and decided to make  a card for the Rudolph Days Challenge as I have missed a few this year.  It is run by Mo at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo and runs from 25th to the end of each month,  and there are only two more to go this year...can you believe it! 

I started by stamping the wreath using Versafine Olympia Green Ink and I heat set it with WOW Clear Gloss EP.  I then coloured with Distress Inks and a water brush using Festive Berries, Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn and Vintage Photo.  I also added a bit of Pixie Powder in Gold mixed with the red for the baubles, but not sure that you will be able to see it here.  I finished by adding the Pine Needles to the sentiment in the centre.  I then splattered very lightly with  both the red and green before matting it on to red card and then on to my 6" square white card.

I am entering the following challenges:

Rudolph Days September Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes.
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 80 Anything Christmas Goes.
Merry Little Christmas September Challenge - No. 26 Anything Christmas Goes.


Jenny L said...

Hi Pat,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Your card is gorgeous and that wreath stamp is a very lovely one.
Your colouring is brilliant and I love the hint of splatters created with the pixie powders.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lotsofcrafty love. Jenny L.

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous colouring on the wreath, I always struggle with such tiny areas. Love your card :)

Aquarius said...

A lovely detailed wreath stamp used to great advantage here

debby4000 said...

Beautiful Christmas wreath card.

Stamps and Paper said...

Morning Pat ..your wreath card is lovely and you’ve coloured it beautifully


Viv said...

What a lovely stamp Pat and a great gift! This is a perfectly coloured detailed Christmas card - fab!

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Pat, your card is beautiful, a lovely wreath image and beautifully coloured. I love the traditional design, Kate x

Loll said...

Beautiful wreath image Pat! Your colouring is AMAZING! LOVE this card! xx

scrappymo! said...

Gosh Pat, this is a rpetty wreath and an equally pretty card. Love that wreath image!
Good to see you back...missed you!

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.

Karen Dunbrook said...

how beautiful....ready for the holidays.
xx Karen