Sunday, July 19, 2015

HLS Christmas in July

Happy Little Stampers.  Doesn't that just conjure up images of little artists holed away in their craft rooms, ink on their fingers, smiles on their faces.  That's pretty much all of us, right?  HLS has three different challenges that they run monthly and today's card is for the Christmas challenge - tree.


A Penny Black stamp was silver embossed along with a Hero Arts sentiment on watercolor paper. Then the fun began.  I laid down some  Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Inks on my craft sheet and gave them a generous spritz of water.  The paper was then smooshed into the color numerous times until I was satisfied with the background.  A border of silver was added before mounting the panel on Simply Chartreuse cardstock. Oh, yeah, I did some Kristina Werner water dropping, too. And some splattering of the remaining ink.

I'm so glad you stopped by.



10 comments:

  1. Your silver embossed tree is so pretty with your water colored background...wow! Beautiful Christmas card, Bobby!

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  2. LOVE this background Bobby!! So beautiful ... and I love the flourish-y tree --- gorgeous done in silver. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

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  3. Great smooshing and a very elegant tree!

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  4. AMAZING card Bobby...love your smooshing, looks so fabulous with that silver tree!

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  5. Lovely background for your beautiful silver tree!

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  6. Great Christmas card, Bobby! This design is easy to duplicate.

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  7. What a gorgeous background, Bobby ... love how the unstructured smooshing is perfect with the swirly silver embossed tree ... brilliant! Anita :)

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  8. Fabulous smooshing Bobby and I love your elegant embossed tree!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

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  9. What a great background! Using some of my favorite colors of course. :) I hope you had a great Birthday yesterday! Thanks so much for joining us for the first Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers!

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  10. You've created a stellar background for your pretty swirly, flourishy Christmas tree card. Lovely!
    Hugs~c

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