Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tree of Hearts - Merry Christmas!

It's the Big Day - Merry Christmas to you!  I'm guest designer for the current challenge at TIME OUT, where the theme is Inspired By Words:

Christmas Is Love With All The Trimmings

Here's a little reminder card for you.  I brayered some pink acrylic paints onto white mixed media card, then stencilled some dots with translucent pink and white.  I added bottle ring marks using a bottle top and white acrylic paint.  The folk hearts are punched out from double-sided patterned paper.  I scribbled heart shapes with black pen and added highlights with white pen.  The tree base is made from strips of black card dotted with white pen, and the tree base is the only stamping on the card.  The black dots on the background were made with a zigzag craft scraper thingy, and I outlined some of the hearts with Caran d'Ache crayons.

Hope you can find the time to join in the challenge!

I'll be entering this into Simon Says Work It Wednesday - Love!

Have a wonderful Christmas!


  1. so many techniques and such a creative take on the challenge. It has been so wonderful to have you as our GD and a very Merry Xmas xx

  2. Awesome bg - super fun tree!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Enjoy your time with family~

  3. I HEART this tree! You are the master (or mistress?) of amazing techniques!

  4. LOVE this take on the inspiration words, Shirley ... deliciously clever and creative ... and gorgeous! Hope you and yours are enjoying a blessed and Merry Christmas! Anita :)

  5. Merry Christmas Shirley!
    Love your creative tree ... thanks for your inspiration through the year!

  6. Oh Shirley! Showed this to my "Craftin' Queen" 6 year old granddaughter...she was totally enthralled by this card! Lily said, "grandma, so it's not all about the red and green then??" I had to laugh. You have opened her eyes with this gorgeous card! And grandma likes it too!! Happy New Year. Bev

  7. I love your beautiful heart tree Shirley and the colours are fabulous! I am also a little late with wishing you a merry christmas but I hope you have a wonderful new year - can't wait to see what you make in 2015:) Hugs xx

  8. What a beautiful card, so pretty. Just wanted to pop by and wish you a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and thankyou for all the inspiration over the last year Ruth x