Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Muse: Christmas Visions #75

Any excuse to make more Christmas cards to be ready for next year is good.  I saw Chriss's card at Muse:Christmas Visions and I love the look of color on dark cardstock so I tried one of my own.
This card was a bugaboo.  It didn't look right so I fiddled with it and now that I see it on the big screen I'm still not happy with it but it is what it is. I stamped the poinsettia and leaves from Altenew in Unicorn White ink then colored them in with a white Prismacolor pencil.  I went over the white with Inktense pencils but I didn't like the colors so I went over them again with Zigs.  The sentiment from PTI is white heat embossed.  Here's Chriss's card.

The weather cooperated over the weekend and we made both of our Christmas family gatherings.  On Saturday evening, all of Ken's kids, grandkids and great grandkids were there and we had a great time eating, visiting and exchanging gifts.  Sunday we went to my son's where my kids, grands and greats had gathered the day before.  We had brunch and then exchanged gifts and played games.  It was short but sweet. My kids gave me a Chromebook and I'm excited to learn more about it.  I needed some kind of laptop for when we go south this winter (if we do) or at the lake during the summer.  I do have to keep up with my blog friends after all. 😉

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  1. Wonderful poinsettia! Yes, I am taking any excuse as well, still behind.... Thanks for playing with us at MCV, Bobby! So great to have you! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. dark green is the perfect background for this beautiful poinsettia, Bobby! Thanks for joining us at MCV this week!

  3. Love the look of your more traditional colours! That green background is so posh!
    Thanks so much for playing at MCV and I look forward to seeing you in the new year. Merry Christmas, Bobby!

  4. This is so beautiful Bobby...love your gorgeous poinsettia and that green background is amazing.

  5. What a great sense of depth, Bobby ... seems I could run my fingers over this fabulous poinsettia! Good to hear you made both gatherings ... and that they were so fun ... good luck with the Chromebook! Hugs, Anita :)