Sunday 29 January 2023

Holly Blossoms

Hi everybody.  Yet another Beccy Muir digital stamp and another of her free images, this one called Holly Blossoms.  It is the Rudolph Days Challenge time, the first one of 2023, and it runs from the 25th to the end of each month.  This card was made before Christmas but I didn't get around to showing it so I thought I would use it for this first one of the year.

I did colour initially with my Sakura pens which have a lovely sparkle and used them with my waterbrush which works quite well, but I only have a couple of greens and the colours were a bit pale, so I ended up adding some extra colour using my Inktense Pencils again using the waterbrush, and it does still sparkle although it doesn't show in the photo.   I then added some gloss to the berries and cut the image out.  This one is extra fiddly and the paper is only 120gsm, and some bits of stem fell off in a couple of places, so I cut and coloured some strips of card and added them in where they were needed and luckily it worked well.  I cut a snippet of white card and backed it with a piece of red, and then added the sentiment using Versafine Satin Red Ink and heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder before adding the image.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Rudolph Days Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge
- A & B are for?  A is Anything Christmas Goes.
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 132 Anything Christmas Goes.
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - No. 144 Sparkle/Glitter Accents.
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - No. 48 Anything Christmas Goes.


Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Holly Blossom, so stunning against the white background ♥

Loll said...

Beautiful holly and flowers branch, Pat. Your colouring is so lovely. And great work fussy-cutting ... this looks challenging! xx

Aimeslee Winans said...

Nicely done, Pat! xoxo

Aquarius said...

Such a pretty card and a really nifty bit of fussy cutting

Stamps and Paper said...

Pay your Holly blossom card is how you've coloured it..


Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Pat! Just a brief note to say THANK YOU for your heartfelt comment on the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge blog yesterday. We love our blossoms, and hope this challenge becomes successful in that other blossom lovers can play with their stash of flowery "stuff". We hope you will play in future. In the meantime, I'm so glad that you did leave a comment, so I could discover your pretty blog! Your card featuring Beccy's image is exquisitely colored with great shading, sparkle and festiveness. I am now your 99th google follower! If you are so inclined, I'd love for you to follow me as well!
Crafting Smiles,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Pat!
Gr Ellen
Ellen’s Greetingcards

LesleyG said...

Such a pretty card Pat xxx

Heather said...

So delicate and lovely, Pat - your hard work paid off! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Jenny L said...

Hi Pat,
Happy Rudolf Days.
This is such a very wonderful card and
I love that Holly Blossom image and your colouring of it.
Beautiful fussy cutting to make it look 3D.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Marjan said...

How lovely and elegant this card is! Love the branch with delicate blossoms and your beautiful coloring! The subtle sentiment fits perfectly! Great cutting too!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Pat. Thank for in joining fun at Rudolph Days this month.

Sue xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! How VERY pretty Pat, love that image. I'm impressed you fussy cut it. A pet hate of mine. Great tip to add card for those tricky parts. Love that sentiment too.
Faith x

Dawn Phillips said...

This is simply beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge. Love Dawn x

Donna Ellis said...

Pat, I'm back to thank you for visiting my blog today, and leaving such a kind, heartfelt comment regarding our recent loss. It was very sweet of you.

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Liz said...

I missed this post when you posted it, Pat. Your card is fabulous and I’m always amazed at your wonderful fussy cutting. You have so much patience. xx

Sarn said...

Oh that is a lovely image and it's made a beautiful card. Great colouring Pat. x

Kim said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Thanks for joining the challenge at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.