Thursday, September 12, 2013

Blue Winter Wonderland

Hello everyone, I hope your week is going well.   Here in Ontario, Canada we've had a couple of days of record high temperatures and humidity so it's a bit strange to talk about Winter Wonderland.  In spite of the extended summer, I'm making great progress with Christmas cards for this year.

Chocolate Baroque recently released a fabulous clear stamp set - Bold Christmas Words.  I love them, the fonts are beautiful and the sizes are great to use as a focal point.     


I created the background using Dylusions Spray Inks - Teal, Midnight, Turquoise & White (spritzed with water & blotted with a paper towel roll).   I stamped the Big Bold Background - Snowflake Shadow with Salty Ocean & Seedless Preserves Distress Inks.    Winter Wonderland from Bold Christmas Words was stamped on a 'mop up' piece of watercolour paper and I used Spellbinder S5-015 to mat. 

Here is a look at the new clear Bold Christmas Words A5 stamp set.   Each stamp is also available for sale individually.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Shirley

33 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

this is GREAT Shirley!

Shirley Chillman said...

Morning Shirley, definitely looks like a winter wonderland to me plus the added bit of sparkle from the gems in the middle of each snowflake is pretty.

Crafty hugs from Shirley x x

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card! It's cooling off here, defitely Autumn now! Valerie

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful background and great card. Enjoy your warm weather it's cold and wet here. :)

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful background and great card. Enjoy your warm weather it's cold and wet here. :)

Gerrina said...

Love the colours and the sentiment is great! Must say that it would be nice to have some sunny days still... Warn greetings, Gerrina

Anneke said...

Owww, this text set is on my wish list right now :) Beautiful card, love the background. Beautiful colors too!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love these stamps and this creation Shirley, I love how you've managed to get a random look with the inking of the stamp too. Gorgeous embellishments on there as well, the big sentiments finish these designs so well.

Hope you are well, I'm busy making wedding invites at the moment, the big day is to be 1st march 2014.
Sue x

brenda said...

You have showcased those sentiments beautifully Shirley - looks like another must have.

B x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Shorley, I love the colours and the large sentiment does look fabulous, Cathy x

Nan G said...

Love the large sentiment. And the background is stunning as usual. Hugs

Paula (PEP) said...

Your addition of the purple looks very striking & I love the white deckled frame for the sentiment echoing your matting of the main panel.
Paula (PEP)

Nicecrane Designs said...

Amazing Card Shirley, love these blue tones,,,,my friend and your background.

craftimamma said...

Oooer, I'm starting to panic, lol! Not given Christmas a thought yet! Love this beautiful card Shirley. The background is gorgeous and those Bold Christmas Words look fabulous.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Shona said...

Without snow I have a hard time even thinking about Xmas, but with record high temperatures, it would be a lost cause. But the ultra cool colours on this beautiful work of art definately put me in the winter mood. The whole thing is gorgeous, wish I could "mop up" something so pretty!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Dear, Shirley,
really a dreamy background with those snowflakes and blue colors! Love that glorious christmas card.
Today we had really crazy weather, first sunshine, then thunderstorm with heavy rain, again sunshine and now hail and after that again sunshine :-)
xox Anja

Lindeke said...

Love this great Christmas card Shirley! Beautiful colors and great design! Gr, Linda

catherine said...

Such a beautiful card Shirley and just love the blue colour
x catherine

linda said...

gorgeous! during this heat wave, the blues are very cool and refreshing! i love the deckle edge white border against all the blue.

sheila 77 said...

It's another gorgeous card, Shirley, these blues are lovely.

Donna Ellis said...

Now THIS is a winter wonderland, Miss Shirley! Pure beauty! Love your amazing background, and the lighter version of the layered sentiment. Those sentiments by Chocolate Baroque are truly beautiful! And your bow is lovely, too. hugs, de

Ellen said...

Gorgeous font and background! A real Christmas beauty! We have been having gorgeous weather here too! Enjoy it while it lasts!
Big hugs!
Ellen

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great backgrond, and I love the sentiment stamps a lot!!
Have a nice day and fine weekend!!

Greetings
Maria

Sophie said...

Guten Morgen, liebe Shirley,
eine traumhaft schöne Karte hast du gezaubert.
Ein wunderschönes Blau mit den vielen Sternen und dem Text.
Fabelhaft!

Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

The card is like a cool breeze Shirley...perhaps you longed for it during the hot days in Canada?
Gorgeous background

Sandie said...

Fabulous card,love the snowflakes and the script is gorgeous. Great colour choice you have chosen for this card...I love it.
xx

Bonnie said...

What beautiful sentiments! I love the way the blues go from light to dark on these snowflakes! It is truly a winter wonderland! Have a great weekend!

MaryH said...

Love these big bold sentiments, and how well they pair with your snowflakes. Marvelous card. Great choice of color combo as well. Hope your humidity soon goes away. TFS

Karin said...

wow beautiful card, love the colors too!
have a great weekend!
Groetjes Karin

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful colour Shirley, very pretty card! Big hugs, xxx

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, Gorgeous card, love the blue hues and what a great set of sentiment stamps :D Glad to see you've been having some good weather, turned a bit windy, rainy and chilly here LOL Have fun my friend, :D Gay x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

WOW Shirley, this is great. Such a beautiful background and of course the colors.
lovely greet
Marja

Sandy said...

Walking in a winter wonder land.
Beautiful!
sandy