Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Magenta Christmas Tree


This Christmas tree stamp by Magenta is one of my all-time favourites, so it's only fitting that I use it for their current challenge, Simply Christmas:


The current challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to use a tree or trees on your project:

CFC122: Show us your Clean And Simple projects that feature a tree or trees.

And the challenge at Less is More is to use a metallic element plus one colour.

My metallic element is silver embossing.  My first instinct is always to go for gold (!) and the silver embossing powder tends to get neglected, but it got a run out today.  I paired it with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink which I used with varying intensity.  Because I wasn't adding a sentiment I painted a bit of ground under the tree to anchor it.

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Day 11 Advent Village



17 comments:

  1. I'm not surprised this is one of your favorite stamps, Shirley, it's just lovely ... and you've showcased it so beautifully ... the silver with the different shades of green is gorgeous! Anita :)

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  2. Stunning card, Shirley! I love that you used silver EP and your coloring is so soft and pretty...WOW!

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  3. Wow, Shirley...this has got to be the best embossing I've seen lately! Love the silver; it goes perfectly with the evergreen bough distress ink!

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  4. Hi Shirley, I love your little Advent village - so pretty! Your tree card is gorgeous - the coloring is just wonderful!

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  5. I can see why its a favourite, its a beautiful stamp. Love your style

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  6. Beautiful card, Shirley! I love the silver embossing with the green distress ink!

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  7. Using silver definitely resulted in a gold medal winning creation! Gorgeous colors - LOVE the soft water coloring that you did. It does work beautifully to anchor your image! Another stunning Shirley Picasso card!

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  8. So beautiful!
    Thanks for joining the Magenta challenge!

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  9. It's beautiful, love the colour you've chosen for it.

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  10. Gorgeous card, and it sure is a beautiful stamp!
    I am on the DT for Magenta, but I've never seen it, I will have a look in the shop, hehe.

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  11. Gorgeous Shirley! Wow ... love the silver and aqua - so pretty! Loll xx

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  12. Gorgeous colors! Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  13. This is just gorgeous, I can see why you love that stamp!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  14. Amazing that you've used only one color - love the varying shades. Reminds me, you savor mulled wine while tree trimming? Out of a bottle or cooked up with a special recipe?

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  15. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  16. I am awe-struck by this tree, Shirley!! If this isn't a winner, I'll file a formal complaint!! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. This is absolutelly stunning!
    Thanks for joining the Magenta challenge.

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