Sunday, August 4, 2013

MC Aug/13 - Quill Holly - Xmas is the Day

Love this technique of creating a painted look with quill strips. It's tedious, but so worth the effort.

This is a side fold 4.25"w x 5"h white card.

I'm using one of the newest Xmas stamps from Quietfire Design

I die cut one of the leaves from Tim's "Holly Branch" from mat board to use as a shape to create my outline. The cut and pasted various greens and red strips. Most are from my hand decorated paper that I had cut into strips a while back.

side view

I stamped the poinsettia flower (Local King Rubber) using Distress "Antique Linen" and a touch  "Festive Berry". I  wanted a subdued image.

Stamped the quote on white cardstock and die cut with Spellbinders Scalloped Oval set. Sponged some of the red around the edges. Die cut a second scalloped oval and used it as a stencil to outline the shape using a red Zig Writer.

As a final touch, used Rangers white enamel accents to create faux stitching around the edge.

Click on images to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Stamps Fun Creativity  #162 sewing
Divas By Design  #96 favorite color combo (Love greens & red - almost, my whole house are those colors...)
Penny's Challenges  #138 stitching
Christmas Stampin  #27 Xmas flower


Dina said...

nice card hanks for joining us at sfc

Jenny said...

Eine schöne Karte ist das. Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. Liebe Grüße.Jenny

Wendy said...

Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Heather said...

Wow! Those holly leaves are beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen this technique before. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.
x said...

Such subtle flowers, yet the perfect touch for the large holly. Thanks for joining in the fun at CSAYL!!!

Fabiola said...

so glad you play with us at CSAYL this week with your lovely and gorgeous création Yogi, hope to see you next time, biz