Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Isn't it a little scary to think that Christmas is only 19 weeks away? Funny how you think there is so much time and then there is none, so I am getting a little ahead of the game! 
The focal image "Holly and the Ivy" from Artistic Outpost was stamped in Black Archival and then watercolored using markers from Stampin Up. I touched her hair trim with clear glitter pen and left some white edges to give a photo appearance and then added the photo corners. 
All the papers layers are from Our Daily Bread Designs "Christmas Paper 2013" collection and each layer was shaded in Brushed Corduroy. The Merry Christmas is a older Sizzix die and I cute the Ivy from one of Tim's Dies and inked over that in Shabby Shutters and shaded. 
Thank you for stopping by for a visit today and as a reminder the "Show Us Your AO Art" for August is so wanting to see you lovely works of art using of course, those AO fabulous stamps.

13 comments:

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Terry
This is such a charming card and beautifully coloured.
Wishes
Lynne

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Terry, love the image with the trailing ivy.
Avril xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, and yes, Christmas is a scary thought just now! Hugs, Valerie

Redanne said...

I love that Holly and Ivy stamped image and you have coloured her beautifully. The background is gorgeous too, I love the added ivy. I can't believe we are so close to Christmas - yikes! Well done for making a start... Hugs, Anne xxx

Sharon said...

Wow just a gorgeous vintage style xmas card!!!! Too scary to think about xmas coming yet again!

Sophie said...

Wunderschön, Terry.
Ich liebe nostalgische Weihnachtskarten.

Liebe Grüße von Sophie

Meggymay said...

19 weeks is a scary thought, but I won't panic yet. Its a fantastic Christmas card Terry.
Yvonne xx

Pam said...

Gorgeous card, love the little coloring on the girl image too.

Pamellia Johnson said...

How fabulous Terry! I love the vintage tones and the wonderful ivy vines. The light touches of colour work so well on your image like that! What a great holiday card! hugs :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Yikes- I do not like the thought of 19 weeks.....until Christmas! But I love this card- the AO images are perfect for Christmas. Christmas here means cold & snow...don't want to think about that!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Terry, don't you dare say the 'C' word yet! Oh my gosh, 19 weeks, really?! I am firmly in denial but have to say that I love your card, beautiful stamp and your watercolouring is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing it, guess I best try and get a head start too! Deb xo

butterfly said...

Oh, don't say that! 19 weeks? Still, you're ahead of the game with this adorable vintage card - beautiful colouring.
Alison xx

Shari Trumbull said...

Terry--Tell me it isn't so! 19 more weeks til Christmas? LOL :) :) Well, you're ahead of the game if you're making darling holiday cards like this in August!! Holly & The Ivy look so good here amongst those vines of ivy!! Too Cute!! XOXO-Shari

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