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July 27, 2012

Christmas in July - Bloggers Challenge

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with last weeks Die Cut Challenge, it was wonderful to see so many beautiful entries! This weeks Challenge theme is Christmas in July.

I'm hoping to work on a few cards a month, so that I'm not rushing like a mad woman in December trying to create my Holiday cards!  Inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch, here's my card for the challenge using the images from the newly released MidWinter plate from Artistic Outpost.

Artistic Outpost stamps MidWinter, pattern paper Basic Grey www.lisasomerville.com

The image is stamped in Ranger Black Archival on Vanilla, colored with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, then die cut with Spellbinders Circle Dies and layered on a Black panel.  I added clouds to the background using Ranger Distress Ink, sponging around a scallop edge.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost MidWinter
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Vanilla, Black, Cherry Cobbler
Other - Big Shot, Spellbinders Circle Dies, Ink Blending Tool, Staedtler Karat Aquarell Watercolor Crayons, Basic Grey Pattern Paper

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Die Cut Challenge. Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments.

Have a great weekend!
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Darlene said...

Beautiful creation Lisa! Love how you've colored the image and the design certainly showcases it perfectly! Thanks for inspiration!

BarbaraW said...

Gorgeous card. The image is so peaceful and looks lovely with your background papers.

JoAnn Ross said...

I'm with Barbara; it's so peaceful and your coloring is wonderful!! It's just lovely!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a beauty this card turned out to be! Love the peaceful, serene scene! Wonderfully done, Lisa! :D

Queen Mary said...

This is stunning, I'm definitely going to case it!

anna christensen crafts said...

I love this card Lisa, it is so peaceful as others have said, there is a gorgeous reflective quality to it... perfect for the season. Thank you as ever for coming up with your inspirational challenges, I love them xx

Suzanne C said...

Such a sweet vintage christmas/winter card. Beautiful!

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