Sunday 18 October 2015

Holiday Greetings

Morning, hope you are all enjoying your weekend. We have another fabulous challenge for you over at the Love to Create Challenge Blog where the theme is Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes.
I decided to get a head start on some of my seasonal makes this week, creating a Christmas Card using the fabulous Metallic PanPastels. I cut a piece of black card and embossed with Tim Holtz Texture Fade and I then applied VersaMark Ink directly to the embossed background and then applied Rich Gold, Light Gold and Bronze PanPastels to the background and then blended the colours with a soft art sponge; applying further PanPastels where necessary to achieve the desired depth of colour. Silver PanPastel was then applied lightly to the raised areas and I then added touches of Black Coarse Pearl Medium PanPastel to the edges and then sprayed the decorated piece with a light spray of hairspray to seal the Pastels.
I die cut a poinsettia from black card using a Tim Holtz Sizzix Die, embossed each layer of the poinsettia and then coloured with the Metallic PanPastels. I then placed the layers of the poinsettia together securing in place with a star brad.
I placed a black panel behind the poinsettia so that it did not get lost against the background and then added two Memo Pins for the Holiday Greetings sentiment.
Silver twine was also added for further interest along with silver metal corners.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


A Pink said...

Fabulous Christmas card! Tracy Love the effect of the metallic pan pastels - only used the coloured ones before . You've showcased them so well with ya stunning poinsetta and background panel. Definitely my kinda christmas card and one of the best I've seen so far this year x

Redanne said...

Simply stunning Tracy, love how you did that gorgeous poinsettia!! Hugs, Anne xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful card Tracy and your Poinsettia is simply stunning. Loving the look of the metallic Pan Pastels.
Julie x

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Tracy! What a stunning project! Love all the layers and texture! Thanks for the creative inspiration!

Anonymous said...

There is just something so elegant about this card, possibly the metallics and also the beautiful texture.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

YUM!!! LOVE the vintage gold tone and the embossed image! Your poinsettia is FABULOUS!!! Gorgeous make!

Unknown said...

Oh my - whom ever receives this card will be thrilled - what a beauty it is Tracy. Wow. Everything about it is perfection and gorgeousness. j.

Julia Aston said...

How pretty Tracy! love all the colors you applied to your embossed papers! Beautiful shimmer on these! Julia xx

Words and Pictures said...

Wow - love the metallic look with the black - fabulous festive poinsettia!
Alison xx