Sunday, 6 September 2015

MCV18 - Holiday Season


This is my card for MCV18, where Kimberly has given us this coppery, artistic inspiration:


This card took my breath away - I am fascinated by how Kimberly made such a festive, holiday-feeling card, with autumn-feeling colours!

I focused on Kimberly's
-theme (Christmas tree - mine is from Technique Tuesday Trendy Trees)
-colour scheme (copper and white with warm, autumn tones)
-use of embossing

I embossed the tree using copper ep, then coloured it with copics before coating it with Stickles. I then 'fussy' cut it (I put the fussy in quotes for because cutting straight lines is not fussy, but it's probably the only fussy cutting I will ever do! lol!).

I finished with a sentiment from Essentials By Ellen Mistletoe and Holly that I stamped at our most recent stamp day - I think it's Emily's set. I love this  EH set, but I just purchased an Altenew set that has a very similar feel although it doesn't have these sentiments, so I may justify this purchase yet!

I hope you'll get a chance to join us this week - September has started and you know that means we're at the top of the rollercoaster that won't stop until December 26 (at least that's how it feels around here!). Time to get started on those holiday cards!

The deadline is Wednesday at 8 am. At that time you can vote for your 3 favourites until Thursday at 8. Voting results will be posted on Thursday at noon.

18 comments:

Ashwini Rao said...

It looks so yummy! Like candy or cookie or something!! I feel like grabbing it and stuffing it in my mouth! :P

Jenni's Jems said...

This to me looks like something from a stained glass window !,you have caught the essence of Kimberley's card perfectly,once again Ardyth a beautiful card x

Margaret said...

Love the simplicity of your card - it's beautiful.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Lovely and shimmery!

Pia S said...

How beautifully colorful and glittery, great layout!

Mac Mable said...

Love the idea of embossing the tree, then colouring it and then adding stickles, so very pretty and loving the colours.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, your tree looks amazing, Ardyth and I love the copper strips above and below the sentiment!!! All the sparkle is just wonderful!!!! What a beautiful Christmas card!!!
Have a great week!!!

Pam said...

What a gorgeous card! Simply beautiful.

ThePurplePlace said...

Love this ...as always -- your cards are AMAZING! :)

pmroche said...

Spectacular card, as usual!

Happy Dance said...

Kimberly's card + Your spin = fantastic card. Love the sparkle the Stickles give all the colors of your tree. And copper has always been one of my favorites no matter the time of year. (One of my favorite outfits back in the day...) And the font on that sentiment is awesome. Great idea to surround it by copper 'bars,' too. Just wonderful. Love this one. Bev

sandie said...

I do love the copper look and all that shimmer is yummy. Don't remind us how near Xmas is!!!

Marilyn said...

Love your tree with all the colors and shimmer.

Anita in France said...

Sigh, Ardyth ... a shimmery stained glass Christmas tree with (it seems to me) the light shining through from behind ... simply beautiful! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Gabby said...

Very nice! Love your pieced sparkly tree! :)

Jen W. said...

LOVE the fun colours you used for your tree - so fabulously festive!

Geri said...

Cutting a nice, straight line is definitely considered fussy cutting in my books! A+ in my books! Love the inspiration card and love your interpretation - especially so with the slight shimmer of the broze ep and the Stickles!

Shona Chambers said...

So stunning! I love the copper colour, especially with those colours. I've just realised that I have some copper embossing powder but have never used it. You've totally inspired me!!!