Sunday, June 2, 2013

Merry Monday 64 - Blue Christmas Tree DSP

Hello there,
well once again I'm just scraping in with this weeks Merry Monday challenge! Another great sketch.

 And with no more ado - here is what I came up with.

I played around with ink and DSP - always a lot of fun :) The brayered background was inspired by meeting up a lovely friend Paula Dobson at SU!s South Pacific Convention last week. She did a awesome presentation on the bouncing brayer technique. I didn't try and bounce it here but I love how you can get a transition of colour by brayering! I also pulled out all my small Christmas tree dies and blue DSP patterns and mixed and matched till I got the effect I wanted. To finish it off I added sparkle  - of course - sparkly snowflakes and trees are a must ;)

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Winter Snow Globe, Background Basics: Herringbone (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Vellum
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Accessories: Winter Snow Globe die, Love Lives Here: Holiday die, Double ended banner die (PTI), Scentsational Season die, Bella Bleu DSP (R), Beau Chateau DSP (R), Christmas Cocoa DSP (R), 1 1/4" circle punch, Silver brads, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, brayer, Stickles, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. This is lovely Kim! Love how you were inspired by Paula to bring out your brayer, you've done a wonderful job with creating your background! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week! xxx

  2. You have created a beautiful scene, Kim! I've never done anything with a brayer. I need to take the time and give it a try. I love the look! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at Merry Monday!

  3. Love all the blues and your interpretation of the sketch - thanks for sharing for Merry Monday 64 - Hazel, Guest Designer x


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