22 April 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #105 - Use a word or words and decorate each letter on your Christmas card.

Hi there! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter :-) Have you promised yourself never to eat chocolate again?
I haven't had an egg, but have to admit, it is not for health reasons. LOL I only eat dark chocolate that is kept in the fridge or freezer. My favorite egg is a dark chocolate marshmallow Easter egg, but I haven't been able to find them for some years! So I am safe. 

For this Merry Monday Challenge, Sue has asked us to use decorated letters on our Christmas card !! What fun :-)  


I decided to go a little shabby this time. I have always thought myself to be a shabby girl at heart, but the cards I have made in the last year have a much 'cleaner' look....hmmmmm????? 
The base card is sage Bazzill, I have inked the edges with white pigment ink.  The pink layer is a music DP, and the white is Neenah that has had a little Golden fluid acrylic cream and white paint scrapped over them with a palette knife. The edges are distressed with a Making Memories distressing tool.
I have several foam alphabet sets from Making Memories purchased eight or so years ago. My favorite is the Philadelphia alphabet, it has upper and lower case. On a piece of Neenah I inked five 'bars' of watered die ink. I stamped the letters, firstly in black Versafine, then overstamped with a good layer of white acrylic paint. I love the effect. I cut out each individual letter and mounted them on foam.
The holly leaves and berries are from hand punches, and the sentiment is SSS.



 See what the design team have created to inspire you by going to the challenge site (link above) or by clicking on the links below.  
                    
 Karen Davis (you're here)
This month's featured designer is Jennifer Timko

Thanks for dropping by :)




13 comments:

Hannelie said...

Clean or shabby... you make it look fabulous!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I love me some shabby! Your card is stunning Karen, looks like you do shabby all the time with this masterpiece!

Deanne :)

Wendy said...

Love your shabby card, Karen! It really goes to show that when given a challenge how each person comes up with something totally different and i'm loving the look of this! So pretty and I also love the added holly & berries! Awesome job! Have a wonderful week! :)

Lori said...

Wow, Karen, this card is so cool! I love it :) You make it appear so easy and fun!

Katie Melhus said...

Erm.... Wow. I mean really, Karen this rocks. Looks like fancy mixed media home decor. Can I please get one in a 2ft sign for my wall? Lol!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Karen, very shabby chic with an accent on chic! Awesome!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Karen! Your card is AMAZING - love, love, love it!!

Jen Timko said...

Wow…stunning!!! Not even sure how to say how much I love this card! Beautiful colors and so pretty.

Karren said...

This is one impressive card, Karen! I'm so impressed with your letters! I'm pretty sure I've got that alphabet somewhere too!

Marybeth said...

Hi Karen,I love this new look for you.the letters are amazing,and the soft look so pretty .

Greta said...

Artistic & beautiful!

Margaret Moody said...

Such an amazing card, Karen! I love all the wonderful details! Just beautiful!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Gorgeous "Merry" Karen!!! Love the soft colors....perfect!