Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

It's hard to believe that Christmas is only 3 days away! It has been a wonderful week with all of my kids home for the holidays. With them spread all over the country, it is fabulous to have everyone together for 10 days. However, it definitely means that I don't get quite as much time in my craft room.
This week's Dreamweaver Stencils Thursday Dream Scheme was a burgundy and gold challenge. I took a little liberty with this one and used one of my favorite cards from a Christmas past. I hope you enjoy it.

This was very simple.  Apply black matte paste on a metallic shimmer cardstock over the Partridge in a Pear Tree stencil (LG695). Let it dry about 10 minutes then brush with metallic FX powders to color the image. Mount on decorative papers, and tada! a beautiful card in no time at all. Can you see my burgundy and gold? The pot is burgundy and the background is gold, that counts, doesn't it!
Be sure to stop over at the DREAM it UP! blog to see another great creation, then to the other designer blogs for even more. Stay tuned for the announcement of our new team members starting in January.
I hope you have a wonder Christmas with family and friends.
Happy Creating,
Louise

10 comments:

scrappybetty said...

It may be a card from a previous season, but it is still beautiful.

Kristi said...

OK Miss Louise, this is beautiful. I am in love with this stencil and you have doe it up well! Merry Christmas

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Just love the matte black paste and the colorway you used with it Louise. You are most definitely a kindred spirit...I used partridges today too. LOL!

Liz Martin said...

So lovely and delicate - perfect for the image - and beautifully done. Happy Holidays, Louise.

sommrstamping said...

Louise I don't care when you did it, you did it wonderfully. The colors are so beautiful the way they look on this image.

Pam Hornschu said...

Louise, this is so pretty! Love the background paper with the design. The coloring and shading detail is exquisite! Love the highlight in the center of the design. I could go on and on...

Lee Kellogg said...

Louise, a wonderful card. You have a way with the MetalFX so that it comes out perfect!

Laura Drahozal said...

I love the way that you did this with the Metallic FX. Lovely, as usual.

Marijane said...

Stunning card, Louise! It was beautiful in a Christmas past and still is beautiful. It's always fun to re-visit our past creations. I am often reminded of techniques "all-but-forgotten" and give them a try again when I look back. I try to take a pic of everything I make before giving it away... sweet reminders!

Terrece said...

Wow! Love the finished result. Very striking!