Monday, December 1, 2014

Dec Mixed Media Card Challenge - Home

Happy December everyone!  It's the first day of the month - and time for another Mixed Media Card Challenge!  The theme for December is Home -  optional element: Lace
The houses in Shery's challenge image made me think of my Tim Holtz Townscape die.  I cut it out of a piece of Paperstash Merriment that I layered to white card stock to give it some firmness.  I punched a yellow moon, stamped Santa in his sleigh on it and sponged the edges with Wild Honey Distress Ink. It's layered over the snowy sky with foam tape.  The Santa, sentiment and mouse are from Twas the Night Before Christmas by Waltzingmouse.

I layered foam dots behind the middle of the Townscape panel so the middle is higher and the sides curve down to the outside edges of the card - it gives the scene a nice dimension IRL!
I inked my Wendy Vecchi Spatter background stamp with Snow Cap white ink - laid the black panel over the stamp and rubbed over the card stock with my fingers -  it came out a little bit blurred - which makes it look more like swirling snow don't you think?   A lucky design accident!  I added Mirrored Stars to the sky and sentiment.
I added snow to the rooftops by embossing them with Ranger Snowflake Tinsel embossing powder so there's quite a bit of sparkle when the light hits it.  And not a creature was stirring - not even the little mouse in the corner!
I couldn't figure out a way to use lace on the front design of my card -  so I used it on the inside!
And, once again, the front of my card.
So what does 'Home' say to you?  I can't wait to see your creation linked up over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog - You have until Dec 25th!  
 Remember - Mixed Media means texture, dimension and techniques.

Stamps:  Twas the Night Before Christmas - Waltzingmouse,  Spatter Background - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous.
Paper:  White, True Black, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise - PTI, DP Merriment Paperpad - Ranger/Tim Holtz.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Wild Honey and Vintage Photo, Adirondack Snow Cap, Versamark, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  Snow Flake Tinsel Embossing Powder - Ranger, Glossy Accents, thick foam dots, 2" circle punch - Fiskars, Townscape Die - Alterations/Tim Holtz, Sentiment Strips - MFT, Idea-ology Mirrored Stars.


Samra said...

WOW!! What a gorgeous creation this is!!! The houses remind me of San Francisco postcard row :)

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*Vicki* said...

Such a fun design Julia!! Love the Vintage feel to it! ;)

Far North said...

Awesome Christmas card! Love your house details...including the mouse! Terrific use of color.
And the lace inside is a lovely touch!

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous, I love all the detailing done on those houses, love the pretty starry sky as well :)

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Julie B said...

Such an inventive card, love that sky!
Thanks for your kind words you left on my blog. :)

maria f. said...

Those houses cut from that cool paper look fantastic. Thought you had stamped various patterns onto white CS. And the Santa flying in front of the moon - perfect.

Loll said...

LOVE that die-cut row of houses Julie ... so perfect with the patterned paper. The snowtopped roofs add lots of fun and sparkle! :)

Love your "happy accident" with the blurred, falling snow ... so fun when that happens! Loll xx

Shery Russ said...

Wonderful techniques you used in this card, Julia! I love the snowy winter night scene...and the snow does look like it's swirling!

sannalippert said...

really nice card, I especially like the snowflake background - look soooo real!!!lovely card!

Sue Lelli said...

WOW, Julia! Your card is AMAZING! LOVE the different patterns on the houses and all of the glistening snow! BEAUTIFUL!

MaryH said...

What a delightful Christmas night scene, and following the challenge theme perfectly. Love the dimensional shaping too. TFS

Daria said...

Terrific card!