Monday, July 1, 2013

Merry Monday Embossed Tree

We're playing Merry Monday a little different this month.



I love an anything goes challenge, don't you?

I pulled out a piece that I had embossed last December.  The embossing folder belongs to a friend.


Don't look too closely at the painting.  LOL, it looks like I was in a hurry.  Probably was!

I swiped my markers across a plastic lid and picked up the color with a blender pen to keep the colors softer and somewhat even.

Edited to add
My friend Ardyth encouraged me to enter this in the Festive Friday Challenge.  So I'll take this one over there too.

It's a one layer card so it will be super easy to mail.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  None
Ink:  SU Markers (Garden Green, Real Red, Daffodil Delight)
Paper:  Heavy Wt. White (Hamermill?)
Other:  Big Shot, Tree EF (Cuttlebug), Blender Pen, Basic Rhinestones

Some of the design team and Guest Designers are sharing inspiration over at Merry Monday.  I hope you'll create a Christmas card and link it up with us.  You can link as many as  you want and get that head start on your Christmas stash.

I'm so glad you could stop by.

Enjoy!




17 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

Very cool embossing. Love your soft coloring. Loll xx

Cynthia said...

Love the happy colors! It reminds me of a Christmas sweater! Warm and cozy...and festive too!!

Benzi said...

What a pretty Christmas tree, Bonnie.
Love all the designs on that folder. Good job coloring it, too.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love your card! That tree is amazing.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

LOVE this - folk art meets CAS! I hope you'll consider linking up to Festive Friday - our current challenge is Tree!

Tracey McNeely said...

Bonnie your tree is gorgeous!

Greta said...

What a neat card! I need to try coloring that way. Hope to join in the challenge this month.

downrightcrafty said...

oh love how you have created this tree such a great CAS card
Hugs Kate xx

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic one layer card Bonnie, your tree is wonderful :)

Laura said...

Love the CAS look, Bonnie!! And I love the way you added the color. It's perfect the way it is. TFS

Cathy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Bonnie, it looks so tactile, the colouring is perfect :) Cathy x

Geri said...

Ardyth was right...perfect for this challenge, Bonnie! This turned out so nice...I love the watery look of the coloring...great idea! And a great card! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, I am so glad Ardyth told you to link this one up too! I think the way you coloured it just adds to the charm - not looking rushed! Gorgeous! Thanks again for playing with FF!!

Mary H. said...

Thought your coloring was grand. It made a lovely, soft card. TFS

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is fabulous Bonnie - what a gorgeous effect you've created with the embossing folder and your colouring!

LeAnne said...

So soft & pretty...I couldn't wait to get a good closeup look at this! I have not seen that folder, it's beautiful!

Margaret said...

I love how you added the color to the embossing! Wonderful card!! Thanks so much for the nice comments on my card too!