Sunday, November 27, 2016

Mixed Media & Trees

Time again for the girls in the Christmas Card Club to show our latest cards. Mary H chose the theme of Mixed Media with Trees.
A quick search of my used christmas card box turned up this card front.

I raided my packets of gems and found suitable ones to cover the baubles and a large wooden sparkly star for the top of the tree. Then I just went to town on adding bits and bobs for the rest of the texture element. I found christmas tree ribbon, spotty ribbon, wooden sparkly presents, red netting and patterned acetate and this is the end result. Sentiment is a Britannia die cut.
I have spent all day trying to get decent photos and finally came back upstairs and took the photo below which show the true colours. 


I used dark green card stock and made the card up with three layers this time including the acetate front sheet. 



To make my second card I raided my christmas box and found this  Inky Delicious 'Winter Cabin' stamp. I created a background using several ink pads , a torn piece of card for the hills and Inky Delicious Fluffy Puffy Stuff dimensional. I covered several cardboard tree shapes with washi tape and created a collage of 4 different sizes. The white oblong border was left over from making a shaker card the other day and was still on my desk. 

Sentiment was from a packet of  premade  ones that I adhered to a slightly larger piece of the base card. I have used green christmas tree ribbon here. Photo below shows the dimension of the washi tape trees that I adhered to the front of the card with double 3d pads to gain the height as the Puffy fluffy stuff wasn't quite dry when I assembled it. Not showing up very clearly but the trees and snow have liberal helpings of  Stickles 'Disco Ball' applied.


Entering this card only  into the following challenges:
Pixies Crafty Workshop #257 Use up your snippets. (White aperture).
The Crazy Challenge #236 Getting ready for christmas.
Crimbo Crackers #120 Anything goes.
52, Christmas Card Throwdown # Use Glitter (used Stickles).
Crafty Hazelnuts #309 Use a sentiment.
Christmas Card Challenge #50 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra # Anything goes.
Sweet Stampin Christmas # Anything goes.
AnMa Creatief #62 Winter.
Crafting Museteers #43 Christmas wishes.

30 comments:

KandA said...

Two super cards Mrs A. Great upcycling on the first and I love the stamp you used for the second xx

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful cards Valery, it's amazing how you can recycle your cards into whatever the challenge demands, love them, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

Such a change for your first card! Well done!It's very pretty with the gems for the baubles and the wooden star! Great design, the layers and the acetate looks great!
Your second card is stunning with that lovely background and the trees covered with washi! Fab dimension on the tree and love the torned papers with the "snow"!

Sally H said...

Two fab cards, Mrs A! Love them both!

Craftychris said...

Two wonderful cards! Fab recycling on the first and I love the acetate layer. The image on the second one is gorgeous and I adore your Christmas tree collage! xxx

MaryH said...

Wonderful mixed media on each card. I knew you'd come up a winner (and I'd consider your acetate techniques mixed media!!!) Love this feather tree, and how you've beautified it anew with the different treatments you've done on the 2 cards. Love your snow hills too! (more mixed media. I think Mixed media can be anything you declare it to be!) Love these! TFS & Hugs

Chris said...

Beautiful festive cards! Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ this month.
Chris
x

dutchess said...

Two lovely cards Valery,lots of mixed media and your wonderful recycling.....xxxx

Mandy LaCroix said...

Very cute! :) Thanks for sharing it over at Christmas Card Challenges!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for the wonderful inspiration on your cards today as this has now made me take a look at my gems and look how I can use them. I have had them ages...Thanks again x

Viv's Visuals said...

Great cards Valery - and brill recycling!

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Valery, they are awesome cards. Love the trees from washi tape! Love how you decorated the first tree. Hugs, Shaz xx

Tina Z. said...

I love both of your cards, great upcycling!

Di said...

Wonderful cards Mrs A - and I especially love your snippets card of course. Great minds - as you say! Which reminds me, we had porridge for breakfast yesterday, that brought back a few smiles :) I love that cabin stamp and have it lined up as a prize for sometime soon! Sunny here today and time to brave a troll round Sainsburys for a few odds and ends.

Hugs

Di xx

Margo said...

Such great cards ! I love how you recycle !

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Fabulous cards... great use of your Xmas cards...
Hugs Sylvie x

rachel said...

great makes Valery - lovely ideas! Hugs rachel x

Kathleen said...

These are absolutely fabulous, great colours and images.
Sorry not commented for the past two week but been on holiday but thank you for your comment.
Kath x

Createology said...

You have seriously taken regular cards and created truly beautiful cards. Now this is upcycling at its finest. Merry Christmas will be here very soon.

Donna said...

These are stunning, like all the layers and embellishments on the first one, the hills are stunning on the second and like the layered trees! Great ideas!

Gail said...

Wow, this is wonderful. Those trees are magnificent! What a great layout and dimension! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for our Anything Goes With Christmas challenge. --Gail

laurie said...

Awesome set of cards! So festive and fun. Thanks for sharing at The Christmas Card Challenges..so happy you joined us!

Linda Butler said...

Thanks for entering our crafting Musketeers blog challenge #43 I love the different areas of textire and dimension you have included.

Rema said...

This is an awesome card! Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.

Deborah Frings said...

I really like the way you've recycled some old Christmas cards from your stash! Both cards are just lovely. That winter scene you've created on the second card is just super. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

April Cheetham said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

Ine Swinkels said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

Carol said...

Two super mixed media cards Mrs A. Carol x