Thursday 1 November 2012

Enjoy The Beauty Of The Season

1st of November, wow, Christmas will be here before we know it! The beginning of a new month, time for a new REFERRAL THEME with Artistic Outpost and this time around it is ANYTHING GOES using any of your Artistic Outpost images.
The MIDWINTER plate was perfect for my seasonal card. It's that time of year when Christmas cards are needed in abundance for my friends and family members so this was the ideal opportunity to add another to my collection.
I cut the vintage cabinet die from white card along with the frame. I embossed the frame with the snowflurries texture fade and coloured with faded jeans Distress Ink, adding highlights with silver paint dabber. The inside panel showcases the wonderful reindeer again colouring the top area with broken china ink, spritzing with water and adding faded jeans to the edges for definition.  I have added a little broken china ink to his feet to ground him.
Two baubles have been added to the top corner, cut from white card using a Spellbinders die and colouring with broken china and faded jeans Distress Inks. I have added the wonderful reindeer to each bauble to echo the focal image in my frame.  I have added bows to each bauble tied with Bakers Twine, adding a star and tree pewter embellishment for added dimension and interest.
The wonderful sentiment "Enjoy The Beauty Of The Season" has been added to my central panel and the wonderful text from the same stamp set added to the top corner of my card.
Two Chitchat stickers have been added to the bottom corner, coloured with a little broken china ink.  I have also added a huge pearl embellishment set against some Bakers Twine to the bottom of my focal image.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Sandy said...

Wow Tracy this is unbelievable.
Stunning colors and stamps.
Love all the little lovely details.

Alexandra said...

Beautiful card Tracy, I love all the detail and the colours are gorgeous. This image is wonderful too. Alexandra x

Paula Whittaker said...

Stunning card - love everything about it.

Sue said...

Love the background behind the reindeer....looks like a cold winter day:)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous wintry feel to your card and I so like the way you framed the reindeer.
A special card.

lilygee said...

Hi Tracy - what a superb card - love the image and all the elements included as well as the lovely colours.
Jean xx

TonyR said...

awesomely beautiful card tracy!!
love it so much!

Gillian .... said...

This is stunning Tracy, FAB composition. x

Paper Profusion said...

Colours and design are stunning Tracy. Absolutely beautiful card. Nicola x

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful design and gorgeous colours and texture. Love it Tracy.

Hugs Brenda xxx

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous, Tracy - the sky behind your reindeer is just heavenly (which I suppose is appropriate for a sky), and the framing is lush!
Alison x

Lynn Stevens said...

Simply Stunning. Well nothing simple about it but sure stunning!
Hugs Lynn

Marjie Kemper said...

Love what you've done with the texturized cabinet card and that gorgeous background. .. the water treatment with the blues is spectacular. Stunning, indeed!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning holiday card - love how you framed the image!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful design! Love the moose head on the ornament multiple times it is perfect with the framed image! Gorgeous!