Friday, December 1, 2017


Happy December!!  I can't believe it's here already!  I'm so not ready!  But this month's challenge from the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog will help.  This month we are challenging you to show us Winter Wonderland.  Our sponsors are:

Digital Stamps & Printables by Pickled Potpourri Designs

DRS Designs

I got to choose this absolutely gorgeous berry wreath image and sentiment from DRS Designs.  I'm so happy with how the wreath turned out; just how I saw it in my head.  It was a lot of tedious coloring of all those little berries, but the end result was well worth it.  I colored them with a red Spectrum Noir marker and highlighted each and every one with a white gel pen.  Then I used a brown Sharpie Marker to trace over all the branches.  It doesn't seem like much, but it really brought everything to life.
 I had printed out the sentiment on vellum and layered it over the image.  I just love the softness of sentiments on vellum!  I matted the panel on some gold paper, deep red mulberry paper and some DCSV Christmas paper I have had for probably 8-10 years.  I finished the card off with some gold texture gems (kind of like liquid pearls) in each of the four corners.
I do love how this turned out.  Simple and elegant at the same time.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this month.  You can enter up to 5 times so you can really build up that Christmas card stash.

Stamps: DRS Designs "845 Berry Wreath" and "355 Deco Peace and Joy Christmas Greeting"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 12" square

Aurora  Wings #61--metallics
Word Art Wednesday #310--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #20--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Fab N' Funky #373--Christmas
Penny's Challenge #357--anything goes
Crafty Gals #151--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #409--Christmas
Mod Squad--wreath as focal
The Merry Christmas Challenge #45--anything goes
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #83--inspiration photo (inspired by the colors and the shape of the cookies)

Aud Sentiments #194--Christmas


creationsnz said...

Beautiful! So stylish. CarolG

Jonnece said...

Lovely card. I really like the vellum overlay. Perfect. Thanks for joining us at ‘If you give a crafter a cookie’. Jonnece DT

Penny Light/Light Whimsy said...

Wow, Heather, you have turned in a couple of beautiful and very different pieces of work. You have really showcased your artistry. This is beautiful with the vellum. Thanks for sharing your talent at Penny's Paper Crafty challenges.

DonnaMundinger said...

What a gorgeous card, Heather! So elegant with the vellum overlay and gold metallic accents. Thanks so much for joining our 'Metallics' challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful symmetry and balance! Love the vellum in this! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Joyce Erb said...

Those berries turned out great and so much dimention. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Carole J said...

Gorgeous berry wreath card, Heather! It's perfect for our challenge!
Thanks for sharing your work at If You Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge #83. Good Luck!
Carole x DT (Craftilicious Creations)

Jana Forrest said...

Heather your card is truly perfect. Love everything about this. Such a lot of work but just beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck this week and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TMCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

crafty-stamper said...

Love the beautiful wreath and sentiment--the highlighting on the berries was well worth the effort-looks brilliant
Carol x

Creative world said...

Gorgeous Christmas wreath and love the monochromatic style..thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper