Thursday, July 7, 2016

Jingle Belles Rock the Ombre Christmas

Lauren and Stephanie have really tested me this week, for one thing I didn't really understand the ombre thing but both their cards looked cool. I decided to go with Stephanie's look of the colours of the tree in the picture. I knew to do this I had to get out the distress inks (should have taken the markers to the lake instead) but it worked out fine with my second attempt. I have never attempted anything like this before, in fact my daughter saw the finished card and said " I would have never thought you made it". My son on the other hand asked me if it was a "rainbow" tree.  Oh well judge for yourself, did I pass the test that the Jingle Belles Rock gave?

The music background is from a book I bought at a yardsale, the oval and layer is crumbcake stamped with woodgrain background stamp using versa fine sepia a few gems and a bit of ribbon.

Close up of the watercoloured tree, it was the first time with this technique using a watercolour brush
Yes there are cat hairs on the tree, I will brush them off before I send it.

Inside of the card, it had  a slight mishap when a gust of wind came up and knocked it off the easel and on to the deck, I hope it will press out, I didn't want to take the time to try, I just wanted to get the picture taken.

I would like to enter this in:

Thanks for visiting today and here's one more Holiday card for my stash.


Stacey's Creative Corner said...

What a cool looking tree! I love the sheet music paper!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Cool, funky and very creative! I like it!

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh YES!!! you have passed the test AND THEN SOME missus! i love this... for one thing, i love that you were willing to try a style and method that didn't feel like "you" but then the fact that you ROCKED it and madee such a glorious looking card too, is the icing on the cake!♥♥♥ thanks for joining our photo inspiration fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

SmilynStef said...

Love your watercolory tree ... such a fun design ... so very glad you joined our Ombre fun at Jingle Belles.

Tracy said...

You did a great job on your water colouring :)
Isn't it fun to try new things