Sunday, 6 December 2015

No excuses!

The wonderful Crafty Ribbons are our sponsors this month at Stamping Sensations and our challenge theme is 'Anything Goes with Ribbon' - (but don't forget your stamp must be the focal point of your project!).
There's no excuse then not to join in this month particularly if you're like me and now in a mad panic about Christmas Cards...

We got a few nice ribbony goodies to play with for this month from the sponsors and I had to steel myself to use a piece!
I struggle a lot making scenes with stamps and ink and deffo need more practice but I wanted to have a go and here is my result.
For a change I used a navy blue card base. (As well as having tons of paper I also have rather a lot of coloured card so am going to use that up too!)
I embossed a piece of white linen textured card with the random dots folder and wrapped round a piece of the scrummy ribbon and tied into a bow. The sentiment was stamped using Midnight Navy Stazon.
For the scene, I used Mermaid lagoon and Tumbled Glass Distress inks, masking off the moon with a £2 coin!
The trees were also stamped in Navy Stazon and I dragged a little Mermaid lagoon ink at the base of each trunk to give some depth.
Simply cut out with a nestie then finished it all off with a little sprinkling of glitter and a few dots round the 'lights' on the biggest tree - this doesn't show up very well in the photo but I didn't want to overload with glitter - it looks OK I think in real life!

Other Challenges -
PB&More - A/Goes with a stamp
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Winter/Christmas
OSAAT - A/Goes with Winter
Crazy 4 Challenges - O Christmas Tree
Wags n Whiskers - Ribbons
Pile It On - Anything Christmas/Winter

Thanks for looking - please go see what my talented teamies have done with their stamps and ribbon this month and I hope you will be inspired to join in!
Have a great day whatever you're doing! x


brenda said...

The focal circle is very effective against the snowy embossing Viv and the bow carries the wintery feel perfectly.

Hope you have a good Sunday, keeping it all crossed for a good show later.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE the gorgeous colours and style of your brilliant card.xx
 { aNNie}

Lynne K said...

I love the elegant simplicity of this, Viv, and the tree scene is beautiful. The bow sets it off perfectly. Safe journeying, hope the weather doesn't cause you any problems.

Lynne x

pinky said...

Love your card Viv, that centre scene is just gorgeous and love how you kept it cas. Good luck with the trip! Thanks for your lovely Christmas card!! First one up!

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Viv, such a beautiful winter scene and brilliant CAS design.

Sally H said...

You have created a breathtakingly beautiful scene, Viv and made it into a gorgeous card. It doesn't look like you struggle at all from here! I love it! Hope you manage your round trip without weather problems xxx

Dora said...

Beautiful card, so sereen(I hope that I wright it good) calmly card.
beautiful scene and the bow fits perfectly!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful classic card Viv.
Yvonne xx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card Viv and a fabulous bow, great layout and lovely image, well looks I really love this card.

Kath x

MaryH said...

Your scene looks marvelous! If you struggled, it certainly did not show in the final result. It's a lovely chill moonlight tree scene, pretty as the circle motif on the pretty embossed background. Great use of your ribbon element too, with this wonderful bow! Good job! TFS & Hugs

Jackie said...

I love your beautiful scene Viv, and the overall effect is wonderful :o)
Jackie xx

SARN said...

Tis LOVELY Viv xxx

Pia S said...

How peaceful looking and beautiful scene. I really like this style, Viv.

brenda said...

SO what on earth went wrong Sunday, like a different team.

Just popped back to say thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Lee said...

Beautiful.Hope all well with you.xx

Mimi said...

This creation is stunning so beautifully created and the perfect matching up of colours throughout :) :) Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this fortnight :)

Viv said...

What a great card and little scene here Viv. I am still in panic mode for Xmas lol ☺ hugs Viv xx

Tracy said...

Hi Viv
This is gorgeous, beautiful stamping and I love the design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Pat said...

This is beautiful Viv and I love the sky which has little whiter bits which give the impression of clouds, much nicer than a flat colour and the glitter does come through and you are right less is more. The blue bow finishes it so prettily. x

Linby said...

It doesn't look like you struggled, looks fab and so Christmassy.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love how the masking turned this into an elegant and stunning card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Merry Christmas!
Helen x

Whisper said...

A simply devine scene and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, luv Sam x