Friday, 7 October 2016

MCV65 - The Greatest Gift


Here's my card for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions Challenge where Kimberly gave us a whimsical, fun inspiration:



I changed the mood to something a little more serious (I am falling behind in my Church Christmas Card project!), and I focused on Kimberly's:
-big blue circle
-watercolouring
-black sentiment

I started with a piece of watercolour paper and layered 3 different distress inks (Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean) before spritzing with shimmer spray. I used a Taylored Expressions Away in the Manger die and cut it once from white and once from the watercolour piece. I then inlaid the watercolour portions into the white, and finished with an old Hero Arts sentiment.

12 comments:

Sheila H said...

Your distressed background is just beautiful. It's perfect with the manger scene.

Marianne said...

Gorgeous card, Ardyth. Love your watercolour background. I've also fallen behind on my Christmas card making. I'm hoping to do some catching up in the next few weeks.

Maxine D said...

this is stunning Ardyth - love your background and the fabulous die cut.
Blessings
Maxine

TK said...

Oh that precious die!!! Love it, and your beautiful inlaid watercolor!

3kidmama said...

What a gorgeous piece! I adore the colors you've chosen for the background - they are so striking! A perfect, wintery-feeling Nativity!

Pam A said...

Beautiful card, Ardyth!

Jenni's Jems said...

I must have a go at this technique the background makes the diecuts stand out beautifully! x

wienerhoneymooners said...

This really blows me away, perfection for the meaning of Christmas!!! LOVE this. Your coloring and play is just getting so advanced, LOVE how you are experimenting.!!!!!!!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful card Ardyth, love the watercolour background - so pretty, and great die cut.

Bobby said...

I love how that sky turned out, Ardyth.

Lisa said...

What a lovely and peaceful card Ardyth, very nice!!

Sherrie M. said...

Pretty background for your nativity scene Ardyth! Have to try layering distress inks like that.