Here is Linda's tag, from which I drew my inspiration. Specifically, I was inspired by her Evergreen Bough background and her gold sparkly trees and stars on her festive tag. I also loved the background stamping in those scribbly trees, but I don't have them.
Now even though I love that Evergreen Bough colored background, I deepened mine a bit. I blended my card with Evergreen Bough Distress ink, then spritzed with Dylusions White Linen and dried.I sprayed with Evergreen Bough Distress spray and then with water. I dried then blended with Pine Needles randomly, then did the spritz and flick routine. I edged in Ground Expresso and splattered with watered down white acrylic paint. I stamped with snowflakes from Tim Holtz Merry Christmas with Watering Can Archival ink.
I used the Woodlands die for my tree, using both the die cut and the negative. I used the negative space to make the background by taping it onto card, and painting through the open space with Glossy Accents. Then gave it a good coat of Distress Glitter Dust. I love this stuff, but it really should come with a warning from the Surgeon General on the label. I almost went blind fussy cutting my tree--the shine is so brilliant, it's like staring at the sun! I shifted the die cut, so a little of the glitter would peek out behind the branches and adhered it to the fussy cut backing. As you know, glitter can be very difficult to capture with the camera, so you will have to use your imagination on how much sparkle this gives off.
My sentiment is Tim's Handwritten Holidays and the foliage from Festive Greenery. The star is a stamp from Tim's Grunge Cirque set, embossed using the Glitter Dust. That's it for today! Only three more to go! Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique is generously sponsoring this challenge with THREE gift vouchers to three lucky winners and everyone who participates and follows the rules will receive a 15 % off coupon for a January order! How wonderful is that?! (I almost forgot to follow the rules!)
I hope you are finding time to find some joy in this busy season! My family got to enjoy my daughter's lovely Christmas Choral Concert at a beautiful church downtown this evening. She is in a choir called the Voyagers, and they played and sang for one and a half beautiful hours. In a piece called Stars written by Eriks Esenvalds, they played wine glasses filled with water as they sang, and stars were projected onto the beautiful church walls and ceiling! It truly was a treat to see and hear, and wish I could share it with you, but no recordings or photography was permitted. I did take this photo of the huge stain glass widow before the concert. the choir assembled directly below it. It was even more beautiful when they turned down the lights and the "stars" came out!
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Thank you for stopping by and for all your inspiring comments!
Hugs and Christmas Blessings!