Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Little Brown Deer

    Here is this weeks Christmas card. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown are looking for Christmas animals, Jingle Belles would like your card to be in neutral shades, Sparkles Christmas Challenge would like you to use 3 flowers, 2 gems and 1 image and last but by no means least CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra are happy with anything Christmassy.
   I began by stamping the image in Archival Ink Coffee on cream pearl card and then clear embossed it, it's a Penny Black stamp called 'Wish for peace'. The cream is matted on to satin gold then pearl chocolate card. The next layer is Kraft card put through a snowfall embossing folder, matted on another piece of chocolate pearl and finally on a cream 7x5 card.
   The flowers are punched from mat gold, patterned cream and plain cream card stock with foliage die cut with a Spellbinder Foliage die. Two of the flowers have gems but the top one does not, I did think about a butterfly but you don't see those in a snowy forest so I left it bare.
  The inside of the card is stamped with an All Night Media Anna Griffin stamp but has no name that I can find. I have used Archival Coffee again, I like this colour as it's strong but not as harsh as black and looks great on cream. I've added a little holly sprig to the envelope too.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Christmas animal
Jingle Belles - Neutral Noel
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - 3 flowers, 2 gems, 1 image

16 comments:

  1. What a FABulous scene.. FABulous colours Rocky..
    LOve it.
    Chrissyxx
    LOve the inside too.

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  2. Beautiful Christmas scene with the prerequisite animal! Love the layers and the colour combo, it's so elegant. Thank you, Rocky, for playing along again at 52 CCT
    Louise xx

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  3. Absolutely stunning work, Rocky! LOVE the gorgeous colors, the beautiful scene, and the amazing shine! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  4. Oh this is so beautiful! I love the neutrals shades with the lovely image. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT!

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  5. what a beautiful stamped image. gorgeous work

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  6. Hi Rocky! What a gorgeous card you've made!! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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  7. What a stunning stamp ... and so peaceful and beautiful in neutral tones ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

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  8. Beautiful - love the colours - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for March – hope to see you again soon. x

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  9. You've created a very elegant card with this peaceful scene! I like the warmth of the neutral color scheme. Thanks for sharing your work in this week's 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful Rocky, so tranquil and serene and I love the colours, perfect for your peaceful scene! What beautiful stamps you've used for the inside and envelope too! A very classy creation indeed! Ruth x

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  11. What a wonderful winter woods scene!

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  12. this is gorgeous, what an elegant card! Thank you so much for playing my prompt at Jingle Belles! :)

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  13. what an utterly gorgeous holiday card, i am ♥LOVING♥ the soft brown ink with the sepia mats, so very elegant and striking! those flowers are wonderful, as well; and i admire your restraint re the butterfly... but if it's an ENCHANTED snowy forest (which this one quite clearly IS!!!) there could easily be butterflies hangin' out!!! (just sayin'... lol...) :) :) :) thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun!

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  14. Fabulous card!
    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Christmas C
    Hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Shaz x

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  15. What an elegant-looking card. I really like it! Thanks for playing at 52CCT this week!

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  16. Hi, Your card is absolutely beautiful and such a fab image too! great embellishment and beautiful layout.....thank you for joining in our challenge "3-2-1" at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and good luck l hope you will join us again next time too! DT Member Sandra H xx

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