Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Traditions

I took inspiration from Tim's 12 tags of 2013 for today's card. I have not participated in Tim's tags all year so I thought as I have a little time I would give it a go.
I decided to create a card and combine this with my AO weekly post. The background is created with Antique Linen Distress Ink as I did not have the Distress Stain. I swiped the inkpad across my background and then spritzed with water and then added the stencilling using Tim's Harlequin stencil using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I distressed the edges and added Potting Soil Archival Ink around the edges for definition.
I have used my favourite image from Artistic Outpost from the Snowy Woods Plate and added him to a bauble which I have coloured with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I also added some random stamping using the Ephemera Backgrounds plate. Chitchat stickers have also been used to add 'Christmas Traditions' to my card.
My poinsettia is a little different from Tim's in that I added more layers for a fuller poinsettia, I love it.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

18 comments:

rachel said...

a stunning card Tracy - I love the tims tags and december is very beautiful - love your poinsettia and the santa is gorgeous - brilliant take on it xx

Ivory Moon said...

STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING ...... what did you make the flower from Tracy .... its gorgeous

Tina xxx

Gio said...

This is truly gorgeous , Tracy! Ah that poinsietta, Tim would be delightful! :-)

Terry said...

I love this, Tracy! That Santa ornament is fabulous and what a background! Beautiful card!

Mona Pendleton said...

Holy smokes Tracy! This is one gorgeous Vintage beauty! I love that stunning Poinsettia! Happy Holidays!

jasann said...

Dear Tracy, I just love your work, it is so beautiful, could you kindly tell me where to buy these beautiful Santa stamps, thanks for sharing.

Natasha said...

Stunning Tracy, and I love the poinsettia... what is it that you have used to create it?. Hugs xnx

Redanne said...

That poinsettia really says it all - it is fabulous with the extra layers and the Santa stamp is wonderful. Love this! Hugs, Anne x

Coco said...

Really gorgeous, I love this card again! Coco x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Oh this is gorgeous. I must make sure I buy this stamp set for Christmas 2014 as I've admired that Father Christmas for such a long time.
The flower is the most stunning embellishment.
Festive Wishes
Lynne

Brenda Brown said...

Simply beautiful Tracy, love it.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Suzanne C said...

Stunning! I love it. The background is beautiful and the ornament gorgeous.

SamsHomeCookedDesigns.com said...

I love this I am about to have a go myself at the flower.

butterfly said...

Gorgeous take on Tim's inspiration - your poinsettia looks fabulous, and I always love your AO Father Christmas baubles!! Wonderful card, Tracy!
Alison xx

Buttons said...

I think this is one of my all time favourites from you this year Tracy. You've got the perfect balance of colour/design and that beautiful poinsettia. Inspired. Jenny x

Lynn Stevens said...

Stunning!

sara j said...

beautiful!

Gerri Herbst said...

I am so much in love with that poinsettia based on Tim's, truly outstanding!