Sunday 20 November 2011

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

White Christmas - the new theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
just perfect for this time of year. 
But how will you interpret it? 
What about using mostly white on your card? 
Then again you might choose to link a project to the seasonal musical 'Holiday Inn'. 
Then again "White Christmas" is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. 
Heck whatever you fancy really. 
But for me a white Christmas is all about snow.

So as I suggested this idea I decided to use white acrylic paint for the TH snowflakes on acetate and laid it over a stamped image of Santa Claus, a La Blanche stamp inked with coffee archival and stamped onto kraft card. I used white acrylic paint and distress ink to paint in some of the face. The sentiment is a Just Rite stamp (I keep forgetting I have these) and a ribbon to finish off.

Please take a look at the wonderful creations on the catwalk, gain some inspiration, show us your stamping and come join us.
There is always a fabulous stamp as a prize.

Enjoy your Sunday.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Paper Sundaes - Beautiful bows
Scrappy Frogs - Use kraft card
Sparkles Forum - Vintage Christmas
Crafty Emma - Snowflakes
MAWTT - Let it snow



Terry said...

Brenda, those snowflakes stamped on acetate look wonderful as an overlay to that Jolly Old Man! Great sentiment to go along with the "White Christmas" theme! Beautiful!

Gram's Treasures said...

Love the Santa and those white snowflakes! Wonderful vintage card.
Joyce xx

Margreet said...

Awww keep surprising me with your fab creations....have a wonderful Sunday!
xxx Margreet

Claire said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I love the acetate overlay you've made it looks stunning with that Santa stamp
Claire xx

Tonje said...

I love the card and how you did the snowflakes!

Unknown said...

This is stunning Brenda, love your stamping in white and brown.. so inspirational.. I just got me my first brown ink pad this Saturday :)

Kathyk said...

WOWser Brenda - this is such a fab project with a lovely vintage feel to it.

Happy Sunday


Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda...The snowflakes on acetate are great, but I really love how you have used the acrylic paint to enhance the santa underneath...very nice indeed! I love this card.
Dot x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful vintage Christmas card. Love this Santa image and the snowflakes.

Suze Bain said...

A fabulous Santa and a gorgeous colour scheme. xx

Gina said...

lovely, dreamy soft and subtle...that's the kind of Christmas your card conjurs for me :D XXX

Netty said...

Loving the shabbyness of it, x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh Brenda this is just stunningly beautiful, lovely image and a gorgeous effect
Lindsay xx

Ephemera said...

Beautiful effect with the snowflakes overlaying the jolly santa. I do like La Blanche stamps, need to buy some more, loving the vintage feel. XX

Meggymay said...

Beautiful vintage card, love those snowflakes.
Yvonne x

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Brenda! I'm so glad you came up with our theme! It's just perfect as is your card for our challenge. Your snowflakes are so lifelike! So well done. Best, Yvonne

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Your card is stunning, Brenda!!! I love the white on kraft effect and the Santa stamp is gorgeous ;) Wooow, wooow, woooooow!!! Hugs, Joanna xx

Fliss said...

A real stunner Brenda. Just love the kraft background and the snowflakes falling in front of the gorgeous Santa.
Hope you've had a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Irene said...

Brilliant card Brenda, love the snowflakes on the acetate, it's a great look, ever since you showed me what to do with the acrylic paint I want to put it on everything.
Have a good week.
Irene xx

Lisa Jane said...

This is beautiful.. love the Santa and the pretty snowflakes
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week :)
Lisa x

Sue said...

What a fabulous card Brenda, I love your acetate overlap, and that La Blanch stamp is beautiful x

Berry said...

Stunning work Brenda this is so festive hugs Rebekah xx

Sue B said...

Aww love this Brenda! It has a lovely vintage feel. Love the santa image and the gorgeous snowflakes stamped over - so beautiful !!
Hope you are well
Hugs Sue xx

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles hope you will join us again soon. good luck xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Brenda,
Oh wow, this is totally gorgeous and I love the "Let It Snow" on it--so precious!!!

Mynn xx said...

Oh, I LOVE the snowflakes on top of the images!!! The bow down the side is an awesome touch! :)

Shirl said...

Fantastic interpretation Brenda, love those snowflakes on the acetate and the Santa Claus image looks so jolly

This card really puts me in the Christmas mood.

Hugs Shirley x x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely 'snow heaven' here Brenda this is so pretty and so rich in christmassy goodness too. i love it
hugs June x

trisha too said...

Brenda, this is a charming card--love that Santa image!


DesignerDiva said...

Brenda! how fabulous that you joined our little challenge!!
Love your beautiful ink work as always just gorgeous

Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

coldwaters2 said...

This is one totally fantastic card Brenda I love vintage so much and that Santa looks like the original image those white snowflakes are super, I am going to have ago at stamping onto Kraft card I love the effect I just hope that when I do get around to it that it will look just half as good as this.
Lorraine x

Julie said...

Super christmas card - love the design!! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

Juls said...

this is fabulous! love the sepia colour tones! Hugs Juls