Monday, 14 November 2016

It's Christmas!

I have been making Christmas cards - I really needed to distract myself (my cold is driving me crazy!)so I have been making some cards that will be delivered by hand.
This one was also inspired by some challenges
I started by making a layered flower using gold card
I am still trying to use up some scraps so the background papers were added first, then some very open weave fabric bought in a halloween goods sale at the supermarket.
I had stamped some text onto the base card and used Tim's Thinlets Mixed media die on the corner of some card.
The mesh fabric was stuck down over the two papers.
I cut a fancy circle and mounted a circle of lightly gessoed music paper on top. The 'stamp' is a wooden one that I picked up in The Works' and the Crafty Individuals image was cut out and stuck on to more green paper.
I added some snow by adding little polystyrene balls to the mesh fabric and by flicking some paint over the whole card.

I would like to enter in :-

Frilly and Funkie - 'What a Mesh' challenge 

ABC Christmas challenge - W for Wishes

Thanks for looking, Chris

Thanks for looking, Chris


Helen said...

This is beautiful Chris!

chrissie said...

Stunning card for some lucky person

Love Chrissie xx

Mi Schra said...

Lovely Christmas cards! Hope to get mine going soon too ♥

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card Chris, great post, it was like reading a mystery to find out the 'end'
Hugs, Avril xx

Brenda Brown said...

Delightful card Chris, love the layers and beautiful gold flower. Hope you feel better soon xxx

Lynn Stevens said...

Love how you made that Poinsettia! Beautiful card!
Hugs Lynn

Sandy said...

Very creative and anyone would be delighted to have it!
Sandy xx

sheila 77 said...

Oh what a super card, so complex, and so interesting to read how you made it, I was especially taken with the idea of little polystyrene snowballs. I would keep this card up all year.

Sue said...

This is fabulous Chris, I love your vintage Santa. I really must make a start on my Christmas cards! xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous design, full of lovely Christmas details. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas challenge this week.
Lorraine DT

Team Clark said...

How absolutely gorgeous Chris! Love the green with kraft and metallic combo! Hugs, Autumn

Jenny Marples said...

Absolutely love it Chris! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

Anonymous said...

Super cute card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
hugs Samantha :0)