Saturday, 9 July 2011

Grungy Monday on a Saturday........

.......yes you guessed it, time is running away with me again and I am only just joining in with the Grungy Monday challenge which this week sees us using another of Tim's techniques which you can find HERE. We are working with dabber resist and I have to say it took me a couple of attempts to get this looking how I wanted it to but I got there in the end.
I decided on a Christmas card this time around which I really struggled with as I could not get my head around Christmas at all but I persisted and this is the end result. Tim's technique is on the trees and I added the reindeer from Tim's Reindeer Flight set, adding highlights to the body with white gel pen.
I added two snowflakes, cut from white card using a Marianne Creatables dies, sponging the edges with DI broken china.  I also added part of the reindeer to the inside of my card.
Whilst I had the products to hand I created a second card varying it slightly, you can really see the shimmer on this picture from the Perfect Pearls.  The sentiments on both cards are from Outlines.
Once again I added the reindeer to the inside of my card.

Thanks for stopping by and a big THANK YOU to all my new followers for choosing to follow me, great to see you.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend.  Tracy x x

23 comments:

Juls said...

fabulous!!! such a great use of colour!!!! Hugs Juls

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab use of the technique, beautiful Christmas Card!

Kaz said...

Gorgeous colours and great grungy Monday xx

Netty said...

Both beautiful Christmas cards, love the inside stamping and the colours you've chosen. xx

JeanFB said...

Beautiful cards - love the reindeer addition to the inside!

TonyR said...

beautiful cards - very elegant and perfect colours for christmas! i love the snowflakes!
xx tonyR

Linda Ledbetter said...

Tracy, this turned out so beautifully it almost convinced me to do some Christmas-themed art in July! The resist looks spectacular, and the design has your ever-elegant touch! Beautiful, as always!

craftytrog said...

Tracy, your cards are both beautiful! I love the reindeer with those snowy trees! x

Suze Bain said...

Love this card, fab reindeer and I love the icy colours. Thanks for leaving me a lovely comment. I've had a peek at your blog and love your work. Blogger's being a bit funny though and I can't see your followers button. Will pop back later. x

Dawn said...

I can't cope with Christmas (although I should) I really like your cards and a lovely start. I also like to put an added stamp inside I think it's a lovely touch.

Love Dawn xx

Cheryl said...

oh these are just brilliant hun both such gorgeous cards,with super images and detail hugs cheryl xxxxx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Tracy, it worked really well and you produced a beautiful card.
Hope you are having a good weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sherry Edwards said...

Beautiful cards Tracy - I like the subtle effect created by this technique. The reindeers inside are a brilliant touch too!

Lynn Stevens said...

Its tough to do Christmas when its 85 degrees outside. Tracy your card is stunning. I played a bit but mine looks like.... well we won't go there! LOL

I have some catching up to do on your blog.
Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck.
hugs Lynn

Gerri Herbst said...

Wow such a cool card...lovely to look at when today it will be 90 degrees! take care, gerri

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Lovely cards, Tracy! Beautifully stamped and I am really impressed - that's what I call planning ahead ;))) If I start my Christmas cards in November I think it's a great achievement lol ;)) xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Love those trees, beautiful card and my favourite colour xx

Jane said...

I love your card. Your trees worked perfectly to show of this weeks technique. Thank you for the inspiration!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the beautiful blues the resist. So soft and pretty!

Barb Cady said...

I think this must be the way to do Christmas, a bit at a time! I really love the colours and the resist looks great, must have a go!

Jingle said...

Very nice work!

Emma said...

Fabulous card, beautiful colour tones and I love that little glimpse of the reindeer inside the card...stunning!
Hope you had a great weekend.
Love Emma xx

Lynne Phelps said...

Wonderful cards, I love the composition and colors! The resist technique in the background is great, and I really love the way you have used part of the reindeer image to frame the inside corner. Lovely!