Thursday, 3 November 2011

I will make a mid week card!

I have been doing little bits of this card since Tuesday and I was determined to finish it today.
It is an easel Christmas card. I brayered a background with Eggplant and Peach Bellini Adirondack inks before stamping in Memento Paris dusk. The lovely cottage is Art impressions (T-1221), The fence is from a set by Lindsay Mason called 'Build a snowy scene' and the Fir trees are from Inkylicious. I added a few highlights and shadows with promarkers, white gel pen and glitter.
Here is a close up of the scene...
and here is the poinsettia 
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Allsorts - Christmas easel cards
Ladybugs crafts ink challenge - Non-traditional Christmas colours

Thanks for looking! Don't forget there is still time to pop a comment on my candy post here


Linby said...

Sally this is just gorgeous, I love the scene you created and the embossing is so crisp.
Lynn x

Fleur said...

Such a gorgeous scene, the house looks so welcoming.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Sue U said...

Stunning card Sally, I really like the colours and your brayering is just perfect :-D

Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink this week, hope to see you again soon!

Sue xx

Fliss said...

Wow! A really stunning scene Sally and the colours and stamping are so gorgeous. Love the poinsettia embellie too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Amanda R said...

Very pretty, it looks like a nighttime scene. Thanks for playing along this week at LCI!

Vicky Hayes said...

You are a dab hand with that brayer Sally! This is a gorgeous winter scene. Vx

Anke said...

Wonderful christmas card Sally.


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Paula Whittaker said...

you always choose wonderful cominations of stamps and ink colours - fab xmas card!

craftimamma said...

This is absolutely beautiful Sally. It's really atmospheric and I love the 'light' you have in the windows. I agree with Paula, you do choose perfect combinations of stamps and colours to build up your lovely scenes.

Lesley XX

lisa said...

Ohhh Sally, this is just stunning. I love how you've created the little scene and that house is gorgeous. I could just move in.
Is Egglplant your new favourite!!!
Have a great Bonfire Night.
Hugs Lisax

Lesley Edmonds said...

Hi Sally,
What a wonderful christmas scene. A fabulous card - so many details.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Sally this is a beauty and another gorgeous scene you have created for us,I love your mini works of art and you should frame them all.


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is gorgeous ... i love that scene .. would be perfect for Halloween too ( you know i am obsessed!)
LOve the poinsettia
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Nicola said...

Stunning work, I love your scene and the brayered background, the colour combo is beautiful!
Thanks for entering our Christmas Easel challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

brenda said...

You know I will just love this one Sally, but a bit of panic licked in...........I don't have peach bellini..........well now in an inkpad anyhow, althouhg M&S do a rathr nice version.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

pinky said...

Wow Sally its absolutely stunning. What a gorgeous scene! Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

Carola Bartz said...

This might be a really stupid question: how do you brayer ink onto a background? Do you just let the brayer pick up the ink? How do you clean the brayer then? Just like a rubber stamp? And how do you get this lovely blended effect? The background looks wonderful and I really wonder how you did it.

Vicky said...

Beautiful card, I love the blue embossed flowers, hugs Vicky x x

Pami said...

Wow! I love this scene, it looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI this week, hope to see you again next week for a our blog hop! Pami x