Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Southern Hemisphere Christmas Card Challenge

While having a nosey around various blogs I stumbled across the Unstampabelles Challenge Blog.

All challenges EXCLUDE the use of stamps, which can be quite a challenge.  The current challenge is to create a Christmas Card for those enjoying Christmas in sunnier climates.  I love Christmas Trees, for me they are a sign of friendship.  I just had to create a nice sunny yellow background for this challenge.

Merry and Bright

Background:  Take a piece of yellow card and sponge over some light lustre yellow paint.  When dry make a stencil from a swirl punch and stencil with gold paint.

Tree: Cover some scrap card with an old book page, paint over with white gesso, when dry colour with chalk pastels.  Scatter on lots of red sequins, secure with glue.  Attach a star.  Punch out 2 swirls from silver card for the tree base.   Attach tree to card base.

TFL Lou x


  1. So very effective. Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles.

  2. This is a lovely CAS style and I love all the different techniques you've used and your clear tute. Thank you and I am so pleased you found us. Take a peek again next month as there will be more to inspire you. Wynn DT Unstampabelles.

  3. What excellent work! Love the card and the swirls and the tree. Many thanks for finding us and please come back to Unstampabelles again!

  4. Really cute. Thanks for the mini tutorial too.

  5. beautiful tree. Thank you for playing along with Unstampabelles Challenges.
    Good luck
    DT Shylaa