Monday, December 02, 2013

Sparkly Trees and Day 2 Advent Village

This week's One Layer Wednesday, hosted by Karen at Snippets, is Sparkle and Shine:

Sparkle and Shine- create a card with something shiny or a bit of bling on it.

And this week's Less is More challenge is to add sparkle in honour of guest designer Gillian:


The Paper Players challenge is Evergreen:

For the card, I stamped and masked the trees from Treemendous by Blonde Moments (Dyan Reaveley) then sponged Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Inks onto the background and spritzed with water for snow.  I used Crystal and Turquoise Stickles and stamped the sentiment in blue.

My advent village contains four different styles of house and this is the smallest.

This backs on to 23 Blue
This backs on to 23 Red
I decided that No.2 Blue Street could have a sloping roof, for no other reason than I just could.  I painted a layer of gesso on each of the Blue Street houses, then a layer of white acrylic paint, and some of the houses warped a little bit as you can see on No.1 to the left.


  1. Love this card, the trees are really eye catching. Ahhit makes me wish we had snow for Christmas just so I could do all these wonderful Christmas cards I keep seeing.

  2. Gorgeous images, Shirley ... the blues and greens are perfect for your fabulous frosty snowy scene! Anita :)

  3. great how you added sparkle.
    thanks for playing along with the OLW this week.

  4. You have got THE coolest tree stamps, girl. Love these.

  5. LOVE your one layer card with sparkle and shine! So sweet!!

    Another fabulous house ... so creative! Loll xx

  6. I am soooooo loving the Dr. Seuss look of these trees! Seriously, this looks like it was taken right out of the classic Dr. Seuss book 'The Grinch That Stole Christmas"! The bling is brilliant :)

  7. Beautiful card, Shirley!! Love your snowy background and the sparkly stickles on the trees- so pretty!!

  8. What a lovely lot of sparkle Shirley!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  9. Beautiful! I love the background glowing effect and those funky trees!

  10. Wow! that card is so fresh and different- love the colours you've used and the background sky is amazing! x

  11. I love your whimsical trees and how you added so much sparkle to this card...such a pretty one layer card, Shirley!
    Beautiful photos of your village, too! I'm enjoying seeing your houses each day :-)

  12. How the colors and the SPARKLE! Thanks for participating in my Evergreen challenge this week!

  13. Oh wow, so so gorgeous, I LOVE this, major card envy with this one
    Gillian LIM GD

  14. I just love the fun winter scene you created. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

  15. Adorable! I love these sweet little trees! Thanks for playing with the The Paper Players!