Monday, October 2, 2017

Merry Monday #259 - A Christmas Tree

Hello friends.  It's time for a new challenge at Merry Monday, and our hostess Deanne this week would like to see a CHRISTMAS TREE on your cards.


As much as I love my inside Christmas tree, one of my most favorite things about Christmas is the outdoor Christmas lights and I love going for drives during December to see all the pretty lights.  For that reason I went with an outdoor Christmas tree and used one of my favorite dies by Tim Holtz called Woodlands Thinlits.  Take a look:

I started by creating a water colored background using Ocean Tides and Tropical Teal inks and then stamped my sentiment from Penny Black called Yuletide Wishes a little off center.  Before adhering my tree die cut I splattered it with white acrylic paint and gold from my Gansai Tambi water colors.  A pretty simple card but I'm very happy with the way it turned out!

We can't wait to see what YOU come up with this week using a CHRISTMAS TREE on your card!  Check out all the great inspiration from the DT and then play along with us right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


18 comments:

  1. That wonderful sentiment needs no more than that fabulous 'outdoor' tree splattered with snow, Marcia. Beautiful card.

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  2. Marcia, I would say this is a stunning tree and card, love your background and the sentiment is perfect. What a gorgeous tree too!! Have a great week my friend!

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  3. Wow - just love your splattered tree and the yummy watercolor background, Marcia!! Fabulous with that sentiment too!!

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  4. Marcia, this is so pretty. I love the watercolored background and your splatters. Lovely sentiment, too. Hope you have a great week.

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  5. Simply Gorgeous, Marcia. I love your watercolored background for your beautiful sentiment and your splattered die cut tree. TFS Hugs

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  6. Love the way you did the Tim Holtz tree with the splatters on it! And your background is fabulous in that blend of colours. Great green border tying it all together!

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  7. I love your card!!! Everything is perfect!!!

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  8. Gorgeous card, Marcia! I love the watercoloured panel.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Simply breathtaking! I love the colors, special finishes, everything! Great job!

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  10. Beautiful card. Love your outdoors Christmas tree and that sentiment just pops against the pretty water colored background.

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  11. STUNNING!! Love the watercolor and the gorgeous glitter!!!

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  12. This is so pretty Marcia. Love your watercoloured background. And love that silver tree. I have that die, but have only used it a couple of times. You've reminded me to pull it out! :) Trying to catch up with visiting. I'm so far behind! xx

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  13. I like how your tree is off to the side and the background is beautiful!

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  14. Lovely card, your sentiment is beautiful.

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  15. Marcia this is stunning and the sentiment is perfect. Such a great design. Have a great week.

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  16. Such a beautiful Christmas card Marcia, love the tree and the water coloured background.

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  17. VERY stunning! Your watercoloured ink background is gorgeous!

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