Sunday, 4 June 2017

A Tree for Happy Little Stampers

Hello All,

Time for another Christmas Card Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.   For June, the optional twist is "tree".


I went with the optional twist:


I had a beautiful piece of a gelli plate background in my UFO box that I made with my friend, Christine's help.  I don't own a gelli plate so enjoy occasionally playing with hers.  If I remember correctly, it's a combination of blue acrylic paint, white gesso, and a snowflake stencil (if you look closely, you can faintly see the snowflakes!) on mixed media cs.  (Christine, let me know if I missed something!)

I die cut the Tim Holtz tree and words twice and glued them together for more substance.  I glued it all to the background, popped the panel up on fun foam, and added some blue sequins.

Come and join us at Happy Little Stampers anytime before the end of June!  There's a chance you will win a prize!


Sadly this is my last month on their Christmas challenge Design Team.  My life has gotten increasingly busy and I need to let a few things go.  But I've enjoyed my past two years, making Christmas cards each month for their challenges!  Thank you so much everyone!





Supplies:

Paper - white and mixed media cs
Size - A2
Accessories -Tim Holtz tree and word dies, blue sequins, blue acrylic paint, gesso, unknown snowflake stencil



14 comments:

Jane said...

Oh wow! I love your shaggy white tree and how it pops against that vibrant blue background.

Linda said...

I love the icy look to this .... gorgeous!! xx

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a gorgeous background Susan and it makes a perfect backdrop for your lovely tree!
I'm going to miss you on the DT - I loved seeing all your wonderful creations. Good luck with what comes next!
Hugs
Carol x

Loll said...

Gorgeous blue background, Susan. And I love the shape of your die-cut tree. xx

Nancy Stislow said...

Outstanding job on that gelli print! Love the texture in that and the color is just fabulous. Your white tree look wonderful against your background.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Gelli Plate background, Susan for your wonderful Christmas card. Your die cut trees and sentiment were the perfect embellishments. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Christine Alexander said...

the background looks amazing with the hint of snowflakes. Also cool tree :)

Bonnie said...

Love that background, Susan! It's perfect for the "snowy" tree! I know they'll miss you at HLS!

Karen L K said...

Very nice! That background looks great & I can see those snowflakes!

Karen D. said...

how pretty..love how you added the rhinestones to the tree, makes it look so elegant...and that great bkg. swoon.
xx Karen

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

That is one gorgeous background! Love the stark white wonky tree on top of it. Wonderfu card.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wonderful card. I love Gelly background. I immediately noticed these wonderful snowflakes. They look like ice treasures hidden in the blue depths. WOW !! I regret that you are leaving DT. I will miss your fantastic cards. Good luck, Susan!
Hugs,
BożenA

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wonderful card. I love Gelly background. I immediately noticed these wonderful snowflakes. They look like ice treasures hidden in the blue depths. WOW !! I regret that you are leaving DT. I will miss your fantastic cards. Good luck, Susan!
Hugs,
BożenA

Susan said...

Thank you so much, Bozena. It's been a pleasure to be on the HLS DT, but I'm now very involved with two other DTs (CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour) and life is very busy so I thought after two years with HLS, it was time to make way for a new person. I will continue to follow your blog, and I'd love it if you followed mine so that we could stay in touch that way!
Hugs and love,
Susan