Tuesday, November 2, 2010

MSSC#78 - Christmas Tree Lane

Greetings from an increasingly warm New Zealand. 

Yay for summer heading our way :-) - for all that I have managed quite a lot of time in the studio, and lots of cards completed.  Oh, and some time in the garden too.

This card was one that fought me all the way - the colours changed several times, the texture on the stripe likewise, and the image I had to print twice because I made a major mistake in the colouring etc, etc..... enough said!!  But I am pleased with the end result.

The image is from Priscillastyles Store and is the Christmas Tree set, which you can buy four images for $US 3.00

The red background (which has a very fine gold sparkle in the card) was textured using the Cuttlebug Branches embossing folder, the ovals cut using Nestabilites Classic Ovals die and Classic Scalloped Oval die.

 A gold pen was run around the inside of the die, and the blue ink sponged around the trees before the die was removed. 

The image (Christmas Tree Lane) was then painted with Twinkling H2O's, and had Kindy Glitz added for some sparkle. Kindy Glitz was also added to the scallops on the outer oval. 

The lace was layered over some gold card - it is very old lace from my late Mother-in-Law's stash -  then I added a couple of gold punched Christmas trees for a final detail.

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Unknown said...

Great card,all that effort paid off! thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - what a gorgeous Christmas card - I love those trees and am glad you showed us a photo pf the dimension - it is great and the shimmer! The Branches EF looks great too - well done on the sketch my friend! I am loving this - it is great to see you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Denise said...

Beautiful job with these "priscillastyles" Christmas trees. Love the sparkle. Great embossed background. Nicely done!
Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Denise P.
MMSC Design Team

marsha said...

Maxine, this is fabulous! I just love how you colored your trees, the glitter and that marvelous lace!

Unknown said...

Hi Maxine! Well all of your trials with this card, you pulled out a beauty! I love the trio of trees and they stand out beautifully on the red,embossed background!
Hugs! Diana

Brenda Brown said...

What gorgeous Christmas trees Maxine, love your card and particularly the glitter.
Thanks for joining in with the OSAAT Christmas challenge.
Luv Brenda xxx

Pat (mspfd) said...

My goodness, Maxine! What a gorgeous creation. Love the wonderful texture and your awesome coloring. The lace is beautiful. Lovely, elegant card.

Carol Hurlock said...

Maxine this is one exciting sparkling creation. I love what you did to the "priscillastyles" trees. Your have create an exceptional presentation for us to enjoy and delight in! Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team


Nice work. I liked it. Thanks for playing with us at Incy Wincy.

Sabrina Jackson said...

WOW, maxine, this is so pretty!! I love the embossed BG and those fun trees! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lauretta See said...

beautiful card. love the sparkles :)
Thank you for playing with us this week on our anything goes challenge at craft your passion! Good luck!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Maxine. Love your take on the MMSC sketch and your tree with the sparkle. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

Donna Moore said...

Wowzer girl, this is fabulous! These trees are colored and shown beautifully!! Beautiful, beautiful work!!!

What do you mean it's getting warm :)
it's 37 and I'm getting ready to head to the barn. brrrrrrrrrr

Unknown said...

Fab Christmas card! I love the touch of sparkle! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. x x

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Maxine!
Lovely christmascard! Priscillas trees looks soo good with the sparkle on. Love your dp and the lace!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


Stampin Mindy said...

Those trees are darling and I love how you sponged the sky. Great effect!

Thanks for joinging Wild Orchid Craft's Classic Christmas Challenge!

Hugs, Mindy

Melisa Waldorf said...

I love the lace placed at a diagonal. Very pretty. This reminds me of how far behind I am on Christmas cards, YIKES! I hope your are having a week filled with many blessings and much joy chick!!

Priscilla said...

Love how you used my image and of course you worked the sketch wonderfully. Thank you hun..Thank you for everything.