Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Rosebuds


I wanted to make a Christmas card with my Rosebud stamps, so I wanted it to be stylish, elegant and dramatic.  Bit of a black tie do.  As it happens, the challenge at The Paper Players is Black Tie: Holiday Projects that are Fancy.


Maybe not too fancy, but definitely posh enough for Black Tie.  I inked the image in Old Paper Distress Ink, then painted it with Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn.  I added a bit of Antique Linen around the edges of the image, then offset-mounted it onto silver mirri card, and then onto a splattered card base.  The sentiment is from Oh, Christmas Tree - I love the Dymo style sentiments.

I'm also entering it into Simon Says Monday Challenge, Anything Goes.


12 comments:

  1. Beautiful work and you succeeded in wanting an elegant, stylish, and dramatic!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'd say that's very black tie! Love the coordinating splatter work in the background.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful rosebuds Shirley - gorgeous sheen too!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Definitely elegant! Adore the bit of faux metal paired with that awesome sentiment (love the font!).

    I likely won't be visiting for the next two weeks (major Christmas prep) so I will take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a Happy new Year!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful design Shirley. Your rosebuds make a fabulous and elegant Christmas card. Loll xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Really stunning! Love the watercolor look! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

    ReplyDelete
  7. Shirley, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the rosebuds and the faux metal! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very pretty and I love the hammered metal effect of the mat. Thanks for joining us for our two-week challenge over at The Paper Players - season's greetings!

    ReplyDelete