Tuesday 30 November 2021

Tis the Season

Hi everyone.  I still have some cards to make but this is one more for the  It's still Rudolph's Day...just, run by the lovely Mo and I really had to join in as it's the last one of the year.  I am still loving doing a bit of tangling and I saw some Christmas designs with similar trees to this so I doodled and came up with this.  The background is an embossing folder by Crafter's Companion bought at The Range recently, so this is it's first outing.  I have been trying not to do snowflakes so much this year, but I do adore them and when I saw some of the designs they had at the range all featuring snowflakes, they just happened to fall into my

I started with the offcut of white card which I just had sitting on my table and did a washy background using Broken China, Dusty Concord and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks.  I then pencilled the design and when happy I went over it with a No 3 Black Micron Pen.  I added some sparkle using a Sakura silver pen on the star at the top, and also some little stars over the background, and on the circular ornamental line around the tree, highlighted the dots which is difficult to see but has a lovely sparkle.  I then embossed the piece of blue card with the Touch of Winter Embossing Folder and cut it to fit a 7'' x 5'' card and added one of the sentiments from last month's Creative Stamping magazine, so this is its first inking too.

Thank you for your visit today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Rudolph Days November Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes.
NBUS Challenge - Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes.


Aquarius said...

This is a lovely Christmas tree, great colours too

Ros Crawford said...

Loving those pretty colours Pat and that tree is spectacular!

Marjan said...

I thought the tree was a stamp but if I understand correctly you made this yourself! Great work! The panel is set off beautifully by the pretty embossed background!

Darlene said...

Fantastic Pat! What a beautiful design! I rarely use non tradition colors at Christmas time but I LOVE what you've done here! Thanks for inspiration and Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

Please stop in for a visit!

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Pat, your card is beautiful, I love the tree and the pretty embossed background, the background papers has gorgeous colours, love it, Kate x

Kathyk said...

Smashing card and some super pastel shades in use too, Pat

Welcome to December


Christine Alexander said...

amazing zentangle doodle Christmas tree. That really should be made into a stamp ♥

Diane said...

Beautifully created card!! Love the pretty image and colors! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}

Loll said...

Your tangled tree is gorgeous, Pat!! Love the design and the soft colours in the background. Isn't it funny how those things we have to have at the store just fall into the cart on their own. :) xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your quirky Christmas tree Pat love the colours


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

That's a lovely design Pat and I think you've got yourself a new hobby. Your card is lovely and I like the embossed background too x

Mac Mable said...

Scrolling through your blog and came across this striking card. I loved reading how you created it Pat. Fabulous tangling and the most unique and creative card, which I love x. Yay to teh shopping x.

Liz said...

This is just amazing, Pat! Such a beautifully unique design. xx