Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Stockings were Hung

I have been straight out at work this week - we have a site visit coming up and we are preparing all of the information the reviewers need to see - so every night I've been coming home mentally exhausted!  But tonight when I got home - I wanted to sit in my craft room, relax and make a card!
The festive sentiment stocking is from the Rustic Christmas Set and the foliage sprig is from the Scandi Doodle Christmas set - both by Waltzingmouse.  I stamped the stocking in Classic Kraft and the foliage in Simply Chartreuse.  I laid my Wendy Vecchi Basically Bricks stencil over the stampings and sponged around them trying not to go right up to the sides of the stocking.  The lightness around the stocking gives the feeling of depth - even though this is a one layer card.
 I then used a stripes stencil along the top and bottom edges of the card.
 I colored the stems and berries with Copics.  Don't you love the fanciful little dots and stars around the leaves - they are part of the foliage stamps.
I'm linking my one layer card to the following challenge:
 Ok,- now I'm going to go sit on the couch and relax!  Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!
Stamps:  Rustic Christmas and Scandi Doodle Christmas - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Classic Kraft - PTI
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Stencils - Basically Bricks, Dots and Stripes, Copics - RV19, YG95


Annette Allen said...

what a pretty card.. i love the brick background..

nwilliams6 said...

Love the muted colors Julia. Great image and sentiment too. Fun card. Hugz

Pat (mspfd) said...

Lovely one-layer card, Julia. Wonderful job sponging the background.

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous and so creative!

butterfly said...

Love the soft colour blending and pretty neutrals. Glad you're finding some crafty time after your stressful work days.
Alison xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful card Julia, so much depth in a one layer card! Love your colour palette and that stocking stamp is wonderful, thanks for sharing it and hope you get some rest soon! Deb xo

Susan Joyce said...

Love how combined the stencil and stamped image. Lovely Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at OLCCC.