Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Christmas Crafts All Year Round---August Mid Month Challenge Inspiration

I am behind with my post for the CCAYR August mid-month reminder; sorry about that!  Here is what I made for the hot/warm colors challenge:


I created my panel by smooshing Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink onto my craft mat, and spraying with water.  I then used a small scrap of acetate to pick up the ink and add it to my panel.  When I couldn't do that anymore, I just took the watercolor paper to the ink.  I kinda thought I had created a bloodbath at first, but I decided to plow ahead anyway.  I was much happier with it after I embossed the sentiment, which is a Stamper's Anonymous wood stamp.  I finished this off by adhering it to a red panel that is on top of a white card base, and adding some sequins.

Challenges:

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up #44:  ATG or optional "add some greenery" theme
HLS Christmas challenge:  ATG or optional "use sequins" theme
CHNC #399:  ATG

Thanks for stopping by this evening!  Please be sure to stop by the CCAYR blog to join in on the challenge with us!  

God Bless!

~Marie~


15 comments:

  1. Such a fabulous Christmas card Marie! The background is gorgeous and the sequins finishes it off perfectly. Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Hugs
    Gina xx

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  2. Just love that background, smooshing is one of my favourite techniques which I must revisit after seeing this beauty!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge DT

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  3. Love the background. Thank you for joining us for our Week 33 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

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  4. A great technique to produce your inky background. I fancy trying this. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

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  5. What a lovely creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Thanks for joining in the fun at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday. Your make is gorgeous! Liz x

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  7. This card is gorgeous and such a great use of our Script Challenge. Thank you for joining us at 52CCT.

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  8. Gorgeous background, and sentiment - so ornate. Thanks for playing along with us at the 52CCT.

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  9. This is so pretty! I love the watercolor look of this. Thanks for joining us this month at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Julie, DT member

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  10. The red smooshed background is wonderful with your glorious, flourishy sentiment, Marie. Thanks for sharing your card with us at HLS Christmas.

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  11. Loving the "smoosh" and your experimentation and explanation of process! Thanks for sharing with Crafty Creations Challenges!

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  12. Such an unusual Christmas card! Great and original.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Happy Little Stampers XMAS.
    BożenA DT HLS

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  13. What a fabulous inky Christmas creation. I can see it would be a fab style to 'batch make' a bunch of cards at once. Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin', I LOVE what you did for it. Hugs, Wends xoxo CaSS DT

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  14. A super cute card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene

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  15. Sorry it took so long to comment...Very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Card Weekly Challenge - Myrna DT

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