Monday, October 13, 2014

Crafty Cardmakers #125 - It's Only Words - Christmas Noel

Hello Everyone!

I apologize for being MIA for the last week. It's been pretty busy in my craft room as I prepared for my full blogging schedule this week. I promise to catch up with everyone over the next few days. So now, lets get on with the show.

It's time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers! Thank you to everyone who played with us last time for our 'Triple B' challenge, I enjoyed looking at all the wonderful cards you made!

Lin, our wonderful hostess has chosen the following theme for us CHALLENGE #125 - IT'S ONLY WORDS. So she would like to see your cards or projects that have a sentiment as the main focus. This one is easy ladies, I know how much you love to stamp your sentiments! Here is my make.



For the background I mixed together some DecoArt Slate Grey and Cinnamon Brown paint and put down an uber thick layer on white paper. I mean I just glopped it on, so there would be nice deep brush impressions in the paint. Then I stamped a couple of swirls on the page and ran it through my Cuttlebug with a poinsettia embossing folder.

Next I took a really coarse sanding block and swiped it back and forth in different directions to take off some of the paint. I rubbed some Krylon Gold Leafing on the top for a metallic finish.

MRS DUCK...PLEASE TAKE THIS KRYLON PEN AWAY FROM ME...I CAN'T STOP ON MY OWN!!


I cut the base shape from Spellbinders Labels 33 and painted it with a thick layer of white paint, again, making sure there were lots of visible brush strokes.I added some Picket Fence Crackle paint and coloured it with Tim Holtz distress inks Bundled Sage, Gathered Twigs and Pumice Stone. Then I dabbed some Picket Fence paint really lightly and added more distress ink. Some Krylon gold leafing for the metallic edges.


The foliage was cut from Tim Holtz Festive Greenery and coloured with Crushed Olive and Gathered Twigs. I added some Martha Stewart coarse glitter to the leaves (which was absolutely impossible to photograph!).

The poinsettia was cut from Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia. I layered white paint and UTEE a couple of times, then swiped some Tim Holtz distress ink Black Soot over the petals and heated it up so it melted into the top layer.



I am entering my Christmas Noel card into the following wonderful challenges:



That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


100 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card again, Pamellia. It's so elegant and well made.
    Have a happy week,
    Hugs xxx

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  2. HI Pamellia, Stunning Christmas card, love the colour and gorgeous textures. Flower looks beautiful.
    Avril xx

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  3. A stunning card. I love your choice of colours and your hand made background paper is so pretty. Your Poinsettia and Noel are fabulous and look like they are made from real porcelain. Keep up the great work. Sally D.x.

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    1. Thank you so much Sally! Porcelain was exactly what I was going for, so thank you double!! hugs :)

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  4. BEAUTIFUL Pamellia, beautiful card and awesome flower and textures...you are amazing.xxx
    The Journey is the Start



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  5. Fantastic card, very stylish! Hugs, Valerie

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  6. So beautiful sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxxx

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  7. Oh wow,this is beauty on a card....STUNNING creation yet again. That poinsettia is to die for,Pamellia you are the best card marker in the whole universe :)

    Extra big inky hugs

    Donna xxx

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    1. HAHA, thank you Donna! I don't know about the whole universe, but definitely this house! lol

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  8. OMG Pamellia!! Your card is definitely THE BEST Christmas card I have seen! I love nontraditional Christmas colors you used and all the crackle paint and textures on it. The poinsettia is heavenly beautiful and your card would not be your card if there isn't a perfect shabby ribbon bow on it ;) I love the embossing and your use of different paints is amazing!!! I don't think I have seen anybody else use paint and mix it with such ease and expertise as you do! You are a genius!!!! You pay so much attention to every single detail and I am glad you do, that way I can rest my eye on the masterpieces you create every time! Thank you for giving the world the joy! I already told you that your art is like doctor's prescription :) Dose of heavenly beauty: take as needed. So when ever I need a boost of art I hop on to your blog. :) Thank you again for such a beautiful peace of art that we can all enjoy!!

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    1. Samra, you are just so generous with your praise! I can't tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time to leave such wonderful comments when you visit! I so look forward to hearing what you think, we have such similar styles and taste! Thanks again my dear, see you soon! hugs :)

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  9. Hi Pamellia
    Wowski! Have to say, this is one of my favourite Pamellia creations. The colour choice and that gorgeous flower. . . . . Absolutely love it!
    MIA? I thought you had been buried under an avalanche of embossing puffs and Mr J had only just dug you out lol!
    No good asking me to prise that Krylon out of your vice like grip. . . . .I'm an addict too remember! We both need a spell in Krylon Rehab lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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    1. Oh Ang! How I enjoy my daily dose of Mrs Duck! I think I might have woken Mr J up with my ridiculous burst of laughter! Thank you so much for the kind words and the gut buster! big hugs :)

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous, Pamellia! Beautiful color choice so different from the traditional red and green! Just beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Leslie
    Love To Scrap!
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    1. Thank you so much Leslie! I do love red and green, but I have a tendency to reach for the browns instead. I'm an odd one! hugs :)

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  11. First up, I am pleading with Mrs Duck to let you keep the Krylon pen, you are so good with it!! Your card is stunning, love the painty background and that poinsettia with the embossing is just fabulous! Another triumph Pamellia.... Anne xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Anne! I think if I keep going at this rate, my Krylon will be empty sooner than I would like! Better grab another one, just in case! lol hugs :)

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  12. This is stunning Pamellia. Your design is so beautiful, gorgeous colours and wonderful textures and I LOVE the poinsettia.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sue! I admit, I was happy with how the porcelain turned out!

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  13. Lovely card.I loved how you created the interesting texture on your card base and also that the colors you chose are not the typical red green of Christmas.The gold leafing looks perfect ,so please keep the pen.:-).

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    1. haha, thanks Pallavi! I'm keeping it all right! Not sure you could even pry it out of my hands at this point! hugs :)

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  14. I can't find a single thing I don't like on this Christmas beauty. Love all the texture and the non-traditional colours are fabulous. The poinsettia looks like it is made of glass - stunning.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Cec! Coming from you, that is quite a compliment! big hugs :)

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  15. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING Pamellia!! The look, the techniques...WOW!! A true work of ART you crafty girl!! I would really love to try out some of these wonderful techniques of yours...I always loved technique work but sadly have gotten away from it!! You are an inspiration dear Pamellia!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. You are so sweet Beth! Oh my goodness, what a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much! hugs :)

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  16. What a beautiful card. I just love the poinsettia so much, truly stunning. Love the colour scheme too and all the texture. Well, I just love it all really lol

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  17. Spectacular Pamellia, I just love how you make such ordinary items into such extraordinary pieces!! xx

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  18. Great card Pamellia!
    Beautiful total effect! Amazing poinsettia and beautiful cracks on a sign!
    hugs,
    Max :)

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  19. Hello P
    I have to say I have made some flowers in my time but this Poinsettia is to die for, and I can imagine we will be seeing quite a few in blogland of similar ilk, it does look like Glass, but the whole card is so very very attractive to the eye....The krylon pens are a must in any craft room.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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    1. What a wonderful compliment! Thank you so very much Sue! hugs :)

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  20. Hi Pamela
    Fabulous card.... Love the outlay and the Ponsettias... Stunning
    Hugs Sylvie x
    Thanks for joining us at Completely Christmas this week

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  21. Absolutely beautiful again Pamellia, your background is gorgeous and your Poinsettia is stunning, you combine so many fabulous techniques to create wonderful works of art.
    Pauline
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    1. Thank you very much Pauline! I do love to fiddle with my paints and inks! HA! hugs :)

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  22. Wow, stunning as ever Pamellia, your card is gorgeous, I really love the poinsettia. Xx

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  23. This is so lovely - you make everything unique with your varied techniques. Love it all, but especially the poinsettia!

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    1. Thanks Josephine, that is so sweet of you to say!! hugs :)

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  24. ooh WOW..what a fabulous creation, thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT..good luck, x carol

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  25. It's truly beautiful Pamellia. That porcelain type glazing is amazing! I love my gold Krylon too. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

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    1. Thank you so much Nicola! big bear hugs :)

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  26. A gorgeous card for Christmas, the poinsettia looks awesome.
    Yvonne

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  27. Think this is my favourite of yours! Nxx

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  28. Very beautiful Pamellia I like the colour palette a lot.
    Hugs Veerle ;-)

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  29. fantastic ! I can sit for ages looking at your cards, taking in all the detail. xx

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    1. Well aren't you sweet! Thank you so much Sherryn! big hugs :)

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  30. OMG I am running out of adjectives about your cards and have just been showing my daughter your blog and she was speechless no mean feat lol --another brilliant masterpiece just love all the details and texture-would really not know where to start!
    Carol x

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    1. Oh my gosh, really?!?! That is so amazing and so sweet! You are really good for my ego Carol! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, I am just tickled pink! big hugs :)

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  31. This is amazing with the wonderful textures-I wanted to touch it.

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Haha! Thanks Chrissie, it is fun to touch! hugs :)

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  32. Stunning creation, Pam! Love the spooky gate scene.. Wonderful work! Xx

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  33. Oh my gosh, Pamellia what a beauty! I love the muted shades and the poinsettia looks like its made from porcelain! xx

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    1. YAY, thank you Jane, porcelain was exactly what I was going for! hugs :)

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  34. This card is simply Scruptious Pamellia, i love it all.
    Take Care Elaine h X

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  35. Absolutely gorgeous ... I love all the processes you do ... The poinsettia is truly stunning!

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  36. Stunning card, Pamellia! Love the poinsettia and the background is just fab! xx

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    1. Thank you so much my crafty friend! hugs :)

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  37. I've been very busy too so that's the reason for not visiting you more often. Hopefully things will calm down at the end of next week.
    Your card is very beautiful. i like that you didn't use traditional colours. Very, very beautiful!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Thank you very much Maya! It's been such a crazy couple of weeks, I am so far behind with everything, so I completely understand! extra big hugs to you :)

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  38. Pamellia this is once again absolutely stunning. I love the poinsettia what a fabulous colour.
    hugs Kimx

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  39. Great Christmas card, I love all of the different textures and colours you have used, they really make the embellishments pop.

    Dionne xx

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  40. Stunning card Pamellia, the textures are wonderful and love your neutral colour scheme. wow!
    hugs
    Glenda

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    1. Thank you Glenda, and welcome to the team! big hugs :)

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  41. Fabulous card hun and thank you for sharing with us at Completely Christmas hugs Judith DT x

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  42. Amazing as always Pamellia. Love the techniques you've used on this card and hope to try them. I just purchased UTEE ... it's makes for incredible shine on your flower and NOEL. Love the background with the swirls of colour from your paints and embossing ... and the gold makes it even more elegant. Loll xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Loll! What wonderful praise! hugs :)

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  43. Lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!
    We would love you to also check out our DT call and apply if you feel this is something for you as we are looking for some talented and friendly crafter to join our DT Team.

    Jo and the CRAFT Team.

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    1. Thank you so much Jo, for the kind words and the invitation! I am truly honoured! hugs :)

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  44. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT challenge.

    Helen x

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  45. Absolutely beautiful. I always enjoy seeing your fabulous techniques. Have a great day.

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    1. Thanks Shirley! You have a great day too! hugs :)

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  46. so stunning pamellia.such a beautiful design and i love the noel wording and fabulous poinsettia :D

    xx coops xx

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  47. So gorgeous, I love the Noel layer and your background is stunning, as always!
    Rebecca.

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  48. LOVE the muted colour palette...GORGEOUS! I too have been a Krylon leafing pen addict for years....would not be without it for those finishing touches....so don't give it up! Fabulous Pamellia.... Ruth x

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    1. haha, thanks Ruth! Ordered the silver too! uh oh! hugs :)

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  49. This is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at CCC xx Jan

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