Sunday, 4 November 2012

A little bit of music !

It's time for the next challenge over at The Fashionable Stamping Challenge. This time the lovely Esther has chosen the theme of Music. I've taken the opportunity to make another Christmas card as it is fast approaching and so far I've only made 4 cards !

I used an Elusive Images stamp set for the background and stamped 'Deck the halls with boughs of holly' and 'Tis the season to be jolly' using Olive Archival ink and doing second generation stamping. I then blended DI over the card and did some Spritz and Flick. I tore a piece of a page from an old book that had no text on it and stamped on it using on old favourite Christmas text stamp, but I don't know the make of! The lovely cottage is from the Artistic Outpost stamp set called Midwinter. I added a little stickles to the cottages roof.

The holly leaves, branch and berries are all cut using the Tim Holtz die and I've coated them all with Distress Rock Candy Crackle paint. I stamped the music onto some shrink plastic cut it out and shrunk it. I stamped the text onto the twill tape using Olive Archival ink. The numbers are cut from white card using the Tim Holtz WordPlay die and I've blended DI over them and then painted with the crackle paint too.

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work.


  1. Hi Sue, absolutely gorgeous card, love the way you build up all the layered elements to your cards. Beautiful background effect like falling snow. Have. Great Sunday. X

  2. A wonderful wintry Christmas card Sue and a great way to interpret the musical theme.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  3. Lovely fresh greens - fabulous flicked background - and I love the crackly holly leaves! Have a great Sunday...
    Alison x

  4. Hi Sue
    The holly is so striking, such a perfect addition.
    You make red and green go together so beautifully making it look so elegant.

  5. Wow Sue those Holly leaves look so real. Absolutely stunning make TFS Annie x

  6. A gorgeous winter scene and a real beautiful card.

  7. A fantastic card with wonderful details. Love the use of the Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

  8. Beautiful Christmas card, Sue! Love the splattered backgound and beautiful holly leaves! Hugs!

  9. Hi Sue...The background is beautiful the splatter effect with the archival under it. Love all the detail
    Dot x

  10. Fabulous card Sue. The background is beautiful and love the image and layered effect. Gorgeous embellishing too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  11. Hi Sue, Gorgeous Christmas card, love the background and colour for this lovely image.
    Great embellishments.
    Avril xx

  12. Another beauty! Love the background!

  13. How different both cards are Sue this one is so elegant and the other fun. Love them both.

    Hugs Shirley x x


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