Friday, December 24, 2010

December Rose Challenge

Normally the Rose challenge posts on the last Sunday of the month, but with the hustle bustle of the holiday, we were asked to post on Christmas Eve. Ms. Olga Rose is in charge of the December Challenge and she asked us to create a card that showed the true meaning of Christmas.I went with a nature scene, as I feel that all things come from nature. It's beauty surrounds us and reminds us everyday that we are blessed.

My background was created with lots of ink, torn paper, and sponging. The tree and deer stamps are from Amuse. A couple of the trees are cut and popped. The trees and snowflakes are all done with Sakura Glitter Pen. My sentiment is an unmounted that I bought in a lot so no clue on it's origin. I stamped it on an SU! punch and flanked it with clear gems for sparkle. Sorry I could not capture more of the glimmer on the trees.

I want to take this time to wish all of my blogging friends a very Happy Holiday! Be safe, be warm, and enjoy all of those precious little moments with family and friends. If the man in the big red suit is visiting you, I hope you were on the nice list this year! I will be back with regular posts very soon!

10 comments:

Becky said...

Beautiful scene and beautiful card, love the shading.
Have a wonderful Christmas

Patti said...

Good Morning Mary Anne-Rose! This is a beautiful work of art! I always love nature cards! Have a very Merry Christmas dear friend!

Patti J said...

Happy Holidays to you too Mary Anne! Your card is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing - Hugs!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your card is so pretty and does capture the true meaning of Christmas. I love the shadow of the popped-up trees!
It's been great getting to know you this past year and my hope is to one day meet you in person since we live so close to one another. Have a very merry Christmas and may Santa bring what you've been wishing for the most! {{hugs}}

Sue W said...

Beautiful Mary Anne - Hope you're enjoying a very happy day!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
How pretty!

Becky said...

Hi Mary Ann; I have an award for you.
Merry Christmas.

Janice M said...

Merry Christmas!! Great card, I like the scene you have created!

Selma said...

Mary Anne this is a beautiful scene. I want to thank you for the gorgeous birthday card. You are so sweet. Happy New Year.

Patty said...

Mary Ann, I went away for Christmas and so I am way behind on my comments. I love this card it has such a soft gentle appeal about it. We drove through Montana at Christmas time and this could have been a snap shot from that area. Just beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!