Monday, 3 October 2016

When the red, red robin comes hop hopping along ...

Sorry couldn't resist having that as my post title especially when you see which stamps I have used to create my Christmas card ...


I have used 'Red, Red Robin' clear stamp set from Polka Doodles (which is part of the Festive Christmas collection), coloured with distess inks and a few die cuts.


I stamped lots of the holly leaves on to one piece of card and painted them all at once which has helped created such a blended look to the leaves. The original goal was to create a frame with the images, cut it out, mount on to acetete to create a window. However, as is the way when you get 'in the zone', projects just design themselves and morph ...!


As a finishing touch, I just had to add the robin ... he's sitting amongst the holly and ivy leaves but still tasking centre stage.



I also added some of the "25" sentiments to cement the Christmas feel and snuggled them in amongst the foliage. Finally I add some ivy leaf diecuts, dusted with gold pan pastel, red Nuvo drops and red glitter stickles.



As my final, final touch, I stamped the 'Merry Christmas' greeting in the corner. I love how the card turned out with all the layers of leaves and might just have to give it ago again but this time as a frame .... ummm, watch this space.

Tonight is TV catch up night as I have an episode of Victoria to watch before the final Ripper Street airs, so will catch up with blogland tomorrow evening.

Lou
x x x

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Challenges:
Artistic Inspiration - anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Make My Monday - no patterned paper
Merry Christmas Challenge - use favourite stamp
Christmas Card Challenge - anything goes
Crafting when we can - comes comes early

8 comments:

Robin said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the little bird! Thanks for playing along with us at CWWC and good luck! Hugs, Robin

tanya miller said...

Gorgeous make. Love all the different shades you've created xx

Janis Lewis said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Ch# 1! ~DT Janis

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CWWC, good luck!!! Amy DT

Joan said...

This is such a pretty card - love the coloring and the robin!!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.
(I loved Ripper Street - can't believe it's not coming back...)

samantha's cards said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Christmas card challenges.

Pat said...

Great layout. Cute image thanks for sharing with Make My Monday.

crafty said...

Lovely Christmas card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting From the Heart.
Mary