Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wonderful Wreath

     This is Day Three in the October release at MHK Designs and we're thinking Christmas for the next two days.  Today's set is called "Wonderful Wreath" and it's such a classic Christmas image.  You'll find a photo of the complete set at the bottom of this post.


I started by using the sketch at Sweet Sketch Weds.
but I turned it halfway around.


     I used my watercolor pencils and gamsol to color this time but I'm using this same image for a few more cards and I'm coloring each one with a different medium.  I'm thinking I'll include watercolor paints, alcohol markers, and my Lyra Polychromos pencils at a minimum.  I'll share those as I get them finished.

     Once colored, I used a die from Spellbinders to cut the image and the frame.  I mounted those, inlaid together, onto deep red CS and then put that onto a lighter red card base.  In order to have some differentiation between to two shades of red, I drew a white border with a fine-point, gel pen.

     The snowflake was made by die cutting (Spellbinders) the various layers and fastening them together with a pearl brad.  I still wanted the overall design to be on the simple side so that snowflake is the only embellishment.  Finally, I fussy cut one of the sentiments and added it to the bottom of the framed image.

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create
Christmas Cards
Colour Crazy Craft
Crafty Awesomeness
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
Creative Fingers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Not Just Cards
Petal Lu
Southern Girls
Whoopsi Daisy

     Be sure to check out the MHK Designs blog and visit the rest of the DT members to see what they've done with this beautiful Christmas set.  Then, come visit again tomorrow when I'll have a second Christmas themed card using a completely different set.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Wonderful Wreath Digital Stamp Set Wonderful Wreath

24 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

I always love to see Christmas cards and this one is so bright and cheery. Gorgeous wreath, Connie. Have a fun day.

kReN K said...

That's a great sketch to use, NC. Love it with MHK's wreath. TFS!

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely vintage wreath, Connie! The sentiments are heartwarming and sweet! Your coloring is fantastic, and those die cuts look amazing! hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Connie, I love the vintage wreath and the beautiful dies you have used.
Hugs
Linda xxx

wannabcre8tive said...

Connie, this is so beautiful. I love the corners and the beautiful snowflakes you added to this pretty wreath card.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a wonderful Christmas card I love the wreath. Take care. Hugs Jackie

*Vicki* said...

You've certainly made this wreath look wonderful my friend! :) I just LOVE the elegant touches with the die and a great take on the sketch too!! HUGS

Joanna Moore said...

This card is simply breath-taking. I love that die and the simplicity of the card. VERY pretty. Thanks for sharing your work with us over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Yes, it is a wonderful wreath and I love CLASSIC. Beautiful card...still not ready for Christmas, but beautiful card. Haha

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering more of your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 303 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too x

Teresa Arsenault said...

Gorgeous wreath and card. hugs, teresa

MHK Designs said...

SO gorgeous, NC! I LOVE the dies you used--that layered snowflake is an amazing finishing touch! Your coloring is lovely, as well! Beautiful creation, friend! I am so grateful to have you on my team at MHKDesigns! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Heide said...

Such a beautiful, elegant card. Love the detail from you dies. Thanks for joining us. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Debbie said...

Beautiful card, Connie!! I love this image! (I'm off to check it out!) I really like that you cut the image paper to fit in the die frame!
Thanks for playing along this week at Christmas Card Challenges!!
Debbie (CCC DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

The Craft Princess said...

Very pretty :) Hugs...Janie

Sheila H said...

This card has gorgeous composition and design. I love the layers and the die cut embellishments. It's nice to see you again at 613 Avenue Create.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

A lovely elegant card using that fabulous Christmas wreath! Love what you did for this challenge. Thanks so much for popping by The Southern Girls Challenge and sharing your fabulous card with us. Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT

samantha's cards said...

Lovely card, this is a great wreath. Thanks for joining us at Christmas card challenges.

Kathie said...

Love this wonderful Christmas Wreath, great colours such an elegant card. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW2~DT

Carrie Sheridan said...

This wreath is so lovely! I think it's one of my favorite digis from the new release! Your card shows it off beautifully!

anne said...

Lovely card and the sentiment is so perfect.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Anne SSW2-DT

Anjie said...

Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
Anjie (DT)

Natalie said...

beautiful project! Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
Hugs,
Natalie
INKognito

Jan Ltc said...

This is fabulous thanks so much for joining us at WD xx Jan DT