Pink Season

Friday, November 21, 2014


Really wanted to play along with the STAMPlorations monthly challenge again.  The theme this month is stamps and layers.  And, The Mixed Media Card Challenge theme is Christmas, yeah, one more Christmas card done!

And yes, there are lots of layers on this baby :)  I started off with one of my favorite techniques...adding color to a stencil, misting it with water and laying it on some watercolor paper. Once that was dry, I stamped on the holly branches in silver ink and again dried the card.  Next, I heat embossed the snow flakes in white.

Then disaster struck!  I stamped the sentiment onto my card and accidentally got a line of black ink above the sentiment.  What's a girl to do?  Well...decided to use a black pen and extend the line and make a matching one below.  I think it works!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Strathmore 140# watercolor paper
Ink:  Hero Arts black and Picked Raspberry, Frayed Burlap and Pumice Stone Distress Inks
Stamps:  STAMPlorations Vignette:  Christmas Block, STAMPlorations Oh, Christmas Tree! and Simon Says Stamp with Clearly Besotted Holly Berries
All the other stuff:  Tim Holtz Holly Bough stencil, Hero Arts white embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat gun, water mister, ruler, Copic multiliner

Challenges entered:
STAMPlorations November challenge:  stamps and layers
The Mixed Media Card Challenge:  Christmas

Back soon with more my sweet friends...



18 comments

  1. Now if you hadn't spilled the beans no one would have realised! A happy accident as I think it looks fab, great background by the way. :)

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  2. Wow, fantastic!!! I love this card!!!
    Greetings Gundi

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  3. Oh wow, this is insanely GORGEOUS, Lee-Anne! Those black lines fit perfectly in this one layer beauty -- wouldn't have known you goofed up ;o)

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  4. Love this beautiful card! The black lines look intentional and add to the overall design.

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  5. Love the black sentiment [and lines] against the pastel background - beautiful card - Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations!

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  6. What a great idea to save your card! I would never have guessed you didn't plan on putting those black lines there!

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  7. Brilliant save on your card, Lee-Anne, with exponentially stunning results! Soooo gorgeous!
    ~c

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  8. LOVE the beautiful layers and colours of this watercoloured card Lee-Anne. AMAZING design! And perfect save with the black marker! :) Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge. Loll xx

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  9. oh wow! this is such a beautiful card!!! love all the layers!! thanks for joining in with us at MMCC :)

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  10. This is so pretty, love the soft colors and gorgeous embossing :) Thank you for sharing with MMCC n STAMPlorations

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  11. Oh so pretty. So soft and feminine. And I bet it was fun to make. Great to see this beauty at STAMPlorations and the MMCC.

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  12. Fabulous, Lee-Anne! I love the soft floaty layers of stamping, and you had me fooled with the black streaks (great save BTW) - I was thinking they were part of the Oh! Christmas Tree set for a moment. Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations and the MMCC :)

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  13. Such lovely soft colors! Beautiful mixed media card with the stenciling technique, heat embossing and stamping! Thanks for playing at MMCC!

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  14. Beautiful layered background - so pretty and delicate! So happy you shared at the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

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  15. Beautiful! Love the use of soft pink, grey and white shades on a Christmas card.
    Thanks for playing with us at MMCC challenge. Hoping to see you with us again in December!

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  16. Beautiful! Love the subtle colors and the layers are awesome! Thanks for playing along at MMCC!!

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