Saturday, November 05, 2016

A Wish for Christmas

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend.      The sun is shining here this morning.  

I've been enjoying quality time in my craft room and still in Christmas card mode.   I had a lot of fun creating the card below using Tim Holtz products. 


The background started with Distress Inks on an acrylic plate, spritzed with water and then 'smooshed' the plate onto mixed media card stock.    I added layers using stencils, Distress Inks & gold and white acrylic paints.    I also stamped with a little star cluster by Crealies and spattered white paint over top of it all.

The flowers were coloured with Distress Inks, spritzed with water, crushed, molded and finally I spattered gold paint on them.   I added white Prills to the centers.  I also splattered gold paint onto the 'greens'.  I painted the Wish die cut with gold paint and edged a little with Distress Ink.



Sizzix Tim Holtz Dies:  Holiday Greens, Tattered Poinsettia, Vintage Tidings
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stencils:  Dot Fade, Holly Bough and Poinsettia
Crealie Stamp:  Stars Bits & Pieces #48

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

21 comments:

  1. The splashes of gold really shimmer Shirley and I never tire of seeing Poinsettias.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

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  2. This is gorgeous Shirley and I adore the distressed look to the flowers and the pretty gold and white spattering and the lovely complementary gold gothic looking script sentiment. Enjoy your weekend. Take care. x

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  3. Another gorgeous card! Enjoy the weekend, Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Beautiful card. Hope you have a great weekend and purrs to Archie.

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  5. Absolutely stunning Shirley, such beautiful colours and design, Kate x

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  6. A wonderful mix of colours Shirley and the most beautiful flowers

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. So pretty and such beautiful colors! We all agree Shirley!
    sandy xx

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  8. Hi, Shirley! Fantastic manner in combining both warm and cool hues! Lovely background, my friend, and beautiful flowers. I especially like the sprigs of greenery from under the pretty floral spray. Magical garden! Hugs, de

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  9. Beautiful flowers, beautiful background, beautiful card! Love the colors, Shirley!

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  10. Wow, stunning Shirley. I love the background and the gorgeous colours you've used for the flowers. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

    Sue xx

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  11. Wowza. The gorgeous flowers in all their spendor colour looks nice against your green distressed background. I admire your talent and you are such an inspiration. I haven't quite got to making my Christmas cards as I"m expecting my first grandbaby (a girl) and I'm busy knitting a pink bunting bag for the Nov 26 shower. Enjoy the rest of our weekend my friend. Hugs.

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  12. Wow your flowers look stunning again! Love all the colours!
    It is a bit wet and totally gray here; would be a day to stay in my craftroom, but I'll go to the Irish folkmusic festival here in town later on... Have a relaxing sunday!

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  13. Beautiful card! The flowers are fantastic!

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  14. A really eye-catching card. Love the colours in the flowers.

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  15. Wow .. a fantastic card SHirley - Just Beautiful!!
    Happy new week ahead!
    oxo Susi

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  16. Gorgeous Shirley, just have to get my Christmas head on and make some cards.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  17. No one makes poinsettias in sensational colors and as beautifully as you do, Shirley! This is brilliant!! I hope you keep enjoying your crafty time! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. Wow, this is absolutely wonderful !!!! Love, love the colours, and the background is super ! We had lots of rain here and now it's freezing... Love, Enny

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  19. Those poinsettias are really gorgeous with beautiful colors!
    Another fantastic Christmas card, Shirley!
    Mar xx

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  20. What a lovely card, Shirley - I particularly like the way you've incorporated that gold throughout! Happy weekend. xo

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  21. Your 3D flowers are sublime, Shirley, and I really like the gold "WISH".

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