Friday, 23 September 2011

More Christmas trees ... in oil pastel

After having cut out two Christmas trees with my Silhouette, I was left with a very useful template. I thought I could use this to create another quick Christmas card for the LIM challenge, using distress ink. However, I also intended to enter the card into this month's challenge at CCAYR, but in that case I couldn't use anything on my card that was less than 1 year old. So I got my oil pastels out from a drawer and used that instead. Because the holes of the template were so small, I had to use my little pinky to rub the colour in. After applying a light green colour, I added some shades with a dark green colour. The ribbon (Kars) comes from my stash (first time I'm using it, though) and so are the star embellishments that I bought at a craft fair about 3 years ago.


Again, the quality of the lighting/picture is not great. Maybe I'll try to upload a better picture tomorrow.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
LIM – Anything CAS goes (#3)
CCAYR – Anything used on card must be over 1 year old (#4)
Bah!Humbug! – Rudolph/Reindeer
Crafter's Companion – Christmas Wishes (#2)
Christmas Card Challenge – Sketch (optional)

12 comments:

  1. I thought I'd seen this shape before!
    Great idea.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Looks good with 2 trees
    Thank you so very much
    Mandi
    LIM

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  3. Lovely card and that ribbon is great!

    Hugs

    Sam

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  4. Super cute card. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

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  5. Lovely simple card - fabby ribbon. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Luv'n'Stuff
    Max
    xx
    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

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  6. love this effect - cute ribbon.
    Thank you for joining us at Bah! Humbug!
    Ann DT Bah! Humbug!

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  7. Simple elegance. Very nice.

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  8. gorgeous! Love the classy feel! Thanks for joining us at CCC!

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  9. This is so pretty and serene. Thanks so much for joining us at CCAYR this month. Hope to see you back again soon. "Hugs" Carol

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  10. Thanks for joining us @ CCAYR!

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  11. Love the reindeer ribbon border!

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  12. Marianne, great card and the reindeer ribbon is perfect with the trees. Thanks for joining us at Bah Humbug this week.

    Barb, Guest Designer

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