Sunday, November 10, 2013

From Our Home to Yours - Freshly Made!

I'm slipping this card in just before the deadline for this week's Freshly Made Sketches!

I've used a brandy new Waltzingmouse Stamp set that Claire has just released called Alpine Christmas.  Stamps I used from this set are the village, the trees (separate stamps!) and the sentiment -  the background strip is from Nordic Winter.

Just look at this wonderful village scene! I stamped the village, then the trees, then I die cut it with a Nestie Heirloom Ornament - I sponged the edges before taking it out of the die - then layered it over the stamped strip with foam dots.



Here's the sketch
I interpreted the sketch quite literally as you can see!  I meant to stamp the sentiment with the darker ink I used on the village - but by mistake inked it up with the lighter ink I used to sponge with (seeing as that was the closest ink to me that was open!) -  but then I liked the subtle softness with the lighter ink -  so it ended up being a happy mistake!

And finally a peek at the verse inside the card - that is also from Alpine Christmas - don't you love all the wonderful fonts on this?!
Well, the weekend is over and it's back to work tomorrow  -  we may be getting a little bit of snow flurries this week - and all the leaves haven't even fallen yet!

Tuesday  I'm going to be posting two wonderful new Christmas Templates from Creations by AR -  I hope you'll stop by then!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Alpine Christmas, Nordic Winter
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Ranger Distress Victorian Velvet
Accessories:  2011 Heirloom Ornaments - Nestabilities, Eclipse Tape (for masking), blending tool - Ranger



12 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

I just love this! What a lovely scene and I think it looks wonderful stamped on the ornament. What a beautiful, fresh design and monochromatic color scheme! Knockout creation!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

What a lovely scene! I love that you sponge ink on the dies while they are still in the metal - so they have a crisp clean edge - - - and then you stamp over the edge with the trees! It looks just awesome!! Hugs!

Linda Suarez said...

So pretty! I love the little village on the ornament! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Charmaine Stack said...

Ahh, happy mistakes. I know them well. What a lovely card, Julia. So fun to see something made with the new stamp set!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the softness of your card - beautifully done! And the village scene is sweet!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is such a lovely Christmas card! I love the softness to the pink and your bauble image scene is so serene! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

~amy~ said...

So pretty Julia...love that pink! See you in a couple of hours:)

Dianne said...

Happy mistakes are suppose to happen, I love how you stamped the village on the ornament, gorgeous background you created, it's a gorgeous card, thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week...

Bonnie said...

I love this ornament and the wonderful inside sentiment!

*Vicki* said...

So gorgeous! Beautiful take on the sketch and love the monochrome design! ;)

Jen said...

What a beautiful Christmas scene. I love it in the monochromatic design! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Julia! Love the soft shading and the beautiful ornament! Happy Veteran's Day!

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