Monday, 1 December 2014

Holiday Inspiration Group - 12 Days of Christmas - DAY 1



Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew".  We’re a group of online crafty blog friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 12-day event to provide you with tons of Holiday Inspiration.

We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes. Check each blog and the information there for what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog.

This is one of my Lake House cards that is going to be used as part of my Church Christmas Card project. I made 24 of them. 

I used the new Simon Says Stamp Holy Family stamp and die, coloured in Copics. Mary's robe has been blinged up with some Wink of Stella. The sentiment is from Papertrey.

I struggled with the layout of this for a while. When I put the family right onto the white panel, they got a bit lost in all the white space. Finally it came to me to place them on a one-inch strip of black for some contrast and grounding.

Here is a list of all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Holiday craft ideas!



25 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh I am really looking forward to these posts! Lots of pinning is going to be happening. A gorgeous start Ardyth!

Kristie Goulet said...

What a great idea! I LOVE this card, Ardyth! So perfect!

icardeveryone01 said...

Very, very well done, Ardyth... I'm ready for #2 already!
=] Michele

Tracey McNeely said...

Excited about this series Ardyth! What a beautiful card.

Anita in France said...

I well recall the ooohs and aaahs when you finished this gorgeous card, Ardyth ... it's as beautiful here as it was at the Lake House! Anita :)

Lynn K said...

Lovely card Ardyth! Love the different font sizes! Looking forward to the next 11 days!!

Donna B. said...

Beautiful CAS card. Love the graphics.

Brenda said...

I am in love with this card Ardyth!! It is a perfect Christmas card and what Christmas is all about and I adore it! Hugs, Brenda

jamie vanskiver said...

Lovely card. I love the sentiment so so much!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I thought putting that strip behind the image was brilliant when you did it, Ardy! And can we just talk for a minute about that brilliant color shading you did to the robes?!! People, it is SO gorgeous IRL!! Sorry I couldn't join you ladies this time on the Crew, but I can't wait to see what else you do! Hugs, Darnell

sandie said...

I think the black strip in insoired and really suits your graphic style. I need to get some more religious stamps. I am looking forward to these posts as I still have about 8 cards to make and a little extra inspiration would help! And I hadn't realised you lived in London, if you ever come back, l would love to meet up x

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Ardyth, love the soft coloring on the robes!

Sheila H said...

Such a classically beautiful card - can't wait to see more.

Sabrina said...

Very pretty!!

Iris said...

Gorgeous card - love the CAs look and the image.
I follow your blog.
isoscia at aol dot com

Nancy Carroll said...

Gorgeous, love how you used the black to highlight the nativity.

Jean said...

What a beautiful card!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Beautiful!

joy said...

Wonderful card design; that black strip is perfect for this. Love your pretty coloring.

HelenM said...

simply beautiful!

Geri said...

Truly a work of art dear friend! The way you shaded the robes is amazing! Your photo captures the colors perfectly true to what they are in real life!

Stunning, breathtaking, peaceful, serene, spectacular.....

Gaylynn said...

So beautiful and meaningful. Thanks for sharing.

cghundley said...

Very nicely made.
Great coloring. I
am a new follower.
Carla from Utah

Sue D said...

Beautiful--love this holy family stamp you used.

Kim Heggins said...

Just as beautiful on your blog as it is in person and I that black behind Mary and Joseph is so perfect. I love this card.