Saturday, April 8, 2017

White Christmas

Hello friends and visitors! I'm dreaming of a white Christmas! Or at least a white Easter! Is it unseasonably cool where you live? It sure is here! It put me in the Christmas spirit, and I headed into the Closet to make this month's Christmas greeting.

I love how the colors change, depending on which way the light hits, both on the background and on the acetate stylized snowflakes.

I felt like I owed Stephanie at Jingle Belles another Christmas card using her sketch since I kind of did my own thing HERE. So I made this card especially with her sketch in mind. I'm keeping up with my monthly Christmas card promise, and I got to use some of those wonderful Christmas gifts Autumn (SewPaperPaint) sent me! Thank you, again, Autumn for these acetate die cuts--notice I flipped them over:).

This simple card's background is made with DOX in Broken China and Cracked Pistachio. Lots of dipping and drying, dipping and drying, dipping and drying.  The textured snowflakes are formed with a Tim Holtz stencil and crackle paste. Easy peasey!

A Chit Chat sticker, some pencil  to outline, and a splash of watered down gesso and it's done!

Thanks for the great sketch, Stephanie, to make my Christmas card-making so fun and simple!

I'm entering these fine challenges:
Jingle Belles-Sketch-O-Licious
Creative Artiste Challenge #25- Anything Mixed Media Goes I used Distress Oxides, crackle paste, pencil and gesso.

That's it for now! Thank you for stopping in today and for all your lovely comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily
Update: Yippee! Special Mention


  1. WOW! Very cool make Sara Emily! Love the snowflakes :)
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. Loving the coolness of those two Oxides, they suit your Christmas card so well, the stencilled snowflakes are beautiful! Well done for getting such a good start on your Christmas cards too. Hugs, Anne xx

  3. It's so gorgeous, Sara Emily!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors!! The snowflakes are fabulous!! Artistic and beautiful, my friend!! Love it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. The crackle paste with acetate is fantastic ... and that inky background is simply gorgeous ... thanks again for getting *sketch*y with us at jingle belles.

  5. This is so gorgeous Sara. That background is amazing and I love the stenciled snowflakes. Thank you so much for the lovely comments you left on my blog and for following me. I am now your latest follower too. Love your work!! hugs xx

  6. Love those colour blends - for me they would be my ideal choice for the wintery season. Embellished with a wonderful cascade of magical snowflakes make for 3 beauties. If I hang out here long enough will your Christmas crafting energy rub off on me. lol I could certainly do with getting ahead . Hugs x

  7. Just lovely, Sara Emily, the colors are awesome for a beautiful snowy Christmas card and I love the way the light plays with the acetate snowflakes:-) You're doing a great job keeping your resolution to make a Christmas card every month. Hugs!

  8. ohhhhhh what a lusciously amazing card! that background is just SOOOOOO FAB! i need to get out my distress inks, ASAP! :) thanks for joining our sketchy fun once more at JINGLE BELLES! <3

  9. Gorgeous card with such a beautiful background. I still don't have my oxides - can't wait to get them.
    sandy xx

  10. Oooooooh! LOVE this, Sara! You've inspired me! Hopefully I can make some early Christmas cards with a few of your techniques! This is pure loveliness. No, it has not been unseasonably cool here. In fact, the weather forecasters say we should enjoy today as our last day of low humidity until next Fall. We've had an extremely mild-to-warm, above-normal winter. Still, I am grateful to not have to shovel snow. LOL sending warm hugs your way, de

  11. Beautiful snowflakes and gorgeous backgrounds, you've got a great start on your Christmas card collection. I have to say we've just had the most glorious warm weekend and even sat in the garden with a BBQ yesterday, it's as if Spring and Summer collided. Have a great week xxx

  12. Well, I am sure not in the holiday mode even if it is cold! Lucky for us it was 70 yesterday and going to 77 today ! woo hoo...
    it's like a heatwave....burning in my heart...
    sorry got excited and jumped into song! haahaa
    I am proud of you and wish I could be more inspired to do the same with the making of these cards ahead of time- Yours is gorgeous! That background is perfect for those snowflakes- well done you! Now come out of that closet and get some sun! heehee
    Your comments on my blog, always make my day and you make me lol! thank you for my giggles and your lovely words!
    huge hugs from one hoarder to another!

  13. Oh yes, I'm sure they are much prettier on the reverse. You always find away to utilize every snippet and come up with the most amazing projects! This is a great mailable Christmas card! What a stunning background! Hugs, Autumn

  14. That's a gorgeous cascade of snowflakes and a stellar background.

  15. Wow - that is truly fantastic - so subtle and dreamlike. A brilliant design and those shimmering metallic accents are amazing amidst the swirling colours.
    Alison x

  16. A wonderful Christmas card Sara. The colours are so pretty and the blends look amazing. A fabulous balance of textures with the gorgeous snowflakes.
    Thank you for joining in with our April challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  17. Ohhhh this is beautiful and so fun! You sure are on a roll with these lovely designs. I am flabbergasted about how the color changes depending on the light. Silver, then sort of gold, then black! It's like an artistic magic trick! Awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin!~Punkin


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