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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

A touch of the blues.



Well here we are into November and I realy must get started in earnest making some Christmas cards.
So to get me in the mood I have done a little blog hopping and found a couple of challenges that gave me some inspiration to get started.....

So I will be joining these challenges

Country View Crafts  November theme  is.....The Colour Blue
and
Rubber Dance Nov/Dec/ is an Optional theme ........I chose ......Winter Sky

 Reminder...there is still another week to join the challenge over  at
Try it on Tuesdays.....Lots of Layers


I started off my making my own background using an A3sheet, coloured with acrylic paints and watercolours. 
 Next came some stencilling and after spilling my white paint, I took a piece of bubble wrap and used up the paint by dabbing it over the page.
Random stamping stamping using a few old stamps and it was good to go as a base layer.
The tree and sentiment stamps are from  Tim Holtz Christmas Scribbly set.
The snowflakes are a memory Box die.
A little matting and layering with scrap pieces os card and lace and  broken China distress ink for extra shading.


 Thank you for stopping by to see me today, I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.

21 comments:

  1. Love this fab card, Yvonne. The design and layering are most beautiful.
    Have a happy day xx

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  2. Love all your blues, especially the wonderful background you made. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

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  3. Gorgeous card! Love the background and the way you have made this card. Chrisx

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  4. Beautiful colour blue Yvonne, delightful creation and admire both your front and background.xxx{The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

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  5. I love the blue theme for your Christmas card. The pretty background and dies look perfect together!

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  6. Love your card Yvonne, fab background and embellishments and such a lovely blue

    Joan

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  7. Wonderful winter creation! Chilly blues for the season :-)

    Sally

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  8. A gorgeous Christmas card, Yvonne! Lovely layering and blues, and I especially love the beautiful snowflakes. Hugs, Mar

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  9. Love the pale frosty blues - fabulous background, and the little tree is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison xx

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  10. Fabulous blue card Yvonne, love your background and beautiful snowflakes!
    Val x

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  11. Very pretty. Love your background. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

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  12. A beautiful card, I love the the pretty blue background you created for the cute little tree. Lovely layers and die cut snowflakes too.
    Jean x

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  13. The background alone is so beautiful, a triumph!
    I love this card, so elegant.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  14. Holy cow. I can't believe it's nearly time for Christmas. Whatever happened to springtime and tulips? Where did the time go? I love the card, though, and that background is wonderful. Sometimes you just want to play, and it looks like you did with that gorgeous background.

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  15. This is wonderful Yvonne, the background is a real stunner and it ties in so well with the stamps that you have chosen. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

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  16. What an amazing background and fantastic snowflake die! Beautiful card!

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  17. Wowww, this is a beautiful card. Great!
    Greetings Carola

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  18. Gorgeous card and such a lovely background. Thank you for entering our challenge at Rubber Dance.
    Happy Holidays! ♥

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  19. Lovely card! Wishing you good luck with the Rubber Dance challenge :)

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