Sunday 10 May 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge #10 - Village Scene

Hi Crafters,
Hope all of you are well.
I am here today because it is yet another challenge at our friendly Christmas Card Club - those two weeks have certainly flown by.
Our Rita has chosen the theme this time and a lovely one at that... Village Scene.
I decide to go with my all time favourite Christmas stamp from Stampendous - Snowy Postcard - as it has this beautiful snow covered house scene. I also decided to do something a little out of my comfort zone too. I have been admiring some mixed media projects on a couple of blogs that I follow and wanted to dip my toe in the water and have a go at a few of the techniques. On my card you will notice that I have had a go at using crackle medium, inking, distressing and generally grunging everything up. I have a long way to go to match the talents of Pamellia and Kathy but I enjoyed trying.

Card base cut with Go Kreate Die
Snowy Postcard Stamp - Stampendous
Distress Inks - Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick
White Acrylic Paint
Crackle Medium
Stampendous Shabby White Frantage
Marianne Tree Die
Lea'bilities Holly Leaf Die
Berries - The Ribbon Girl
Seam Binding
Vintage Lace
MME Brad and Sentiment Banner
Metal Bell

A couple of close-ups of the crackled tree and crinkled seam binding...

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Winter Wonderland - Oh Christmas Tree
Brown Sugar - #145 Layers
One Crazy Stamper - ATG
Country View Challenge - Simply Scenic
Crafty Time - #1 Anything New (Crackle Medium)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Vintage
CHNC Extra - May Challenge
CHNC Every Saturday - #228 Vintage or Shabby Chic
Frilly And Funkie - Snap, Crackle, Crackle

Now that I have attempted to do a bit of 'messy' crafting I think, when time allows, that I will create another project soon using my long neglected glimmer mists and sprays and finish up that pot of texture paste and stencils that have been languishing in the box on the shelf. I bought these items with the idea to use them straight away but found them rather daunting to know exactly what to so with them. We shall see how I get on.
Please pop along and have a look at the fabulous Christmas makes from the other members of the club by clicking the links in the tab at the top of my blog.
Well that's it from me today, hope you enjoy your Sunday.
Bye for now,


Christine Harrop said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lorraine. Fabulous stamp and I love all your embellishments. Beauty of this stamp is that it can be be left simple too. Hugs Christine xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this stamp too, must use it again. Well done on the grungier look, you have done a fabulous job. I bought some crackle accents ages ago and still haven't used it

Rita said...

What a stunning card Lorraine. I just love the vintage feel of this one. Perfect card for my theme. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

dutchess said...

Wow Lorraine that is just an amazing card....just love the card shape you have used and all the detail...the frantage looks super xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous colours, the frontage looks fantastic as snow...that image is also so awesome...have a great week
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Pamellia said...

HOLY COW!! For the record, I PINNED this, before I saw the lovely compliment about me! You are so sweet! I LOVE THIS and I am honoured to have been able to inspire you! I would have thought you were an expert at mixed media, those crackle trees are perfect!! I might have to CASE this card Lorraine! You are a mixed media natural, I do hope you will get messy again real soon for my new blog! Big hugs :)

Planetsusie said...

Oooh this is just scrumptious Lorraine. I love that vintage feel and the frantage is perfect on here. Right up my street!!! Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

cuilliesocks said...

WOW! Lorraine this is gorgeous, not only a wonderful stamp, but fabulous embellishments, I just love it, hugs Kate x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous vintage card Lorraine. I love the way you've used the stamp and all the pretty details looks fab.
Lorraine x

Jacee said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Lorraine, love the scene, all your detail is just fab, and I love how you have done the snow, lovely work!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, love the image and stunning design.

Donna x

Sue said...

This is stunning Lorraine. I love the image, gorgeous colours and wonderful detailing. Your trees looks so beautiful.
Sue xx

Carol said...

This looks fabulous Lorraine! You've done a wonderful job with the mixed medias. Carol x

rachel said...

absolutely stunning - I adore this - its fantastic! Big hugs Rachel x

Carol S. said...

Stunning artwork Lorraine.Love the mixed media style. Hugs, Carol S.xx

MaryH said...

Oh my, you have done spectacular wonders with this fab stamp. I kept mine simple, but when I saw your treatment with it, ooooh! Love the framing behind the scene, it looks very glossy and really shows off the image. Also like that slightly turquoise look you have in the sky. Lovely embellies, and I'm so glad we both like this stamp! There's a wonderful SMS video showing how to add microfine glitter to the scene, which is what I intended, but got the sticky tape done wrong. I can send you the link if you're interested. I've got the companion train scene that was sold when this one came out. Well DONE! TFS & Hugs

Cindy said...

So beautiful! Love the details, especially the snow and the crackle effect on the tree :-) Thanks for joining us this month at Crafty Time.

Stamping With Bibiana said...


debby4000 said...

Beautiful Christmas card.

Erika said...

Oh wow Lorraine this card is smashing, I love the grungy style or should I say vintage. Just perfect. Great embellishing too.

Hugs Erika. x

Jac said...

such a lovely christmas card, adore the trees on it
Hugs from your newest stalker
Jac x

Gina's Cards said...

I love this card! The stamp is gorgeous and I love the vintage feel to it. The touch of red brings it to life - love it!
Gina xx

Eulanda said...

OK WOW I love this!!! I enjoy an xmas card any time of year! Gorgeous! Hugs!

Karen Petitt said...

Lorraine I don't like many vintage/distressed creations because I think they're too brown, for my taste. But this is just as gorgeous as Mary's but in a totally different way!
I love the distressing, the snow, the crackle and the vintage embellishments - that is one corker of a card and I love it! It is, in my opinion, as good as Pamellia's cards, yes I stalk her too as she makes stunning projects which I love but can't replicate. I am on a self imposed ban of not buying any more or new Christmas stamps but I think that stamp may end up being purchased some time - beautiful and perfect for Rita's theme Karen x

Tracy said...

Wowza! This is vintage grunge perfection! Fabulous job with all the aging techniques AND the overall design. Hugs!

JoanieMc said...

Wow! That is a jaw droping card. So beautiful! Coloring is beautifully done. Awesome design. Fantastic in every way. Thanks for joining the Brown Sugar Challenge and hope to see more of your creations.

Joanie. DT

Also a new follower of yours. 😉

JoanieMc said...

Wow! That is a jaw droping card. So beautiful! Coloring is beautifully done. Awesome design. Fantastic in every way. Thanks for joining the Brown Sugar Challenge and hope to see more of your creations.

Joanie. DT

Also a new follower of yours. 😉

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Lorraine this is a little piece of heaven to me the vintage style is my all time favourite and what an awesome, brilliant design, so much beauty to see, you have created something rather special here, I love it.
lorraine x

coops said...

absolutely stunning all time fav christmas stamp and your design and detailing is amazing, i love this :D

xx coops xx

Mrs A. said...

So sorry I'm late in commenting. My Internet problems are consuming my life at the moment. To cap it all my iPad crashed this morning and took my IT specialist a talk through on the phone to get it working again. It's enough to drive you to drink. In fact sitting in the garden right now with a Pinot Grigio Blush. Very nice it is too. Anyway I digress. I don't think you need much teaching as this card is fabulous. Love everything about it. Colouring is super and those finishes are perfecto. Hugs Mrs A.

Linda Levoir said...

Totally awesome vintage Christmas card, you seriously could have stepped back in time to receive this, it looks amazing! :) xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering our CCAYR May challenge and both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Nicole Wright Designs said...

Christmas already! Beautiful card and crackled trees. Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie.

crafty-stamper said...

I stalk Pamellia too her blog is absolutely brilliant-Your card is absolutely brilliant love the vintage look image -all the distressing and crackle
Carol x

Pamellia said...

Hi Lorraine, I popped back in with my DT hat on to say what an absolute pleasure it was to see that you shared this wonderful card with us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Snap, Crackle, Crackle' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for joining us this week at
Crafty Time Challenge's
Hugggs Lori X x X

Lisbeth said...

Beautiful....Lovely design and
Thanks for joinig us at CHCC2
greetings Lisbeth