May 27, 2015

Muse: ChristmasVisions Guest Design

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I am so excited to share with you today that I am the Guest Designer for Muse: ChristmasVisions #4.
I am happy to be getting back into making Christmas cards again. This year I will be ready.

For my card I had some fun playing with a few techniques.  Maybe some more layers and elements in my design than my usual CAS style but I do love the texture and dimension. I started by blending some Distress Inks for my sky--I used Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar. The pink shows up better in person. Then I used my Falling Snow stencil and white embossing paste for my snow and then carefully added my sentiment. In retrospect, I think I should have added the sentiment before the embossing paste. Then I added my snowdrifts with foam tape and then trees that were cut from some papers from Fancy Pants Oh Deer!  

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I hope that you come over to Muse: Christmas Visions and play along this week!

Well after 5 and 1/2 weeks of being home while the high school teachers in our board have been on strike they were legislated back to work today. So up bright and early to get to school.  We got the call last evening and it was a bit of a shock for my daughter, who said they didn't give us much warning! I gave her the teenage eye roll! Really?

I am linking this to the new Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes!




33 comments :

KayM said...

I know I have already commented on how much I love this on Facebook and IG but I had to tell you one more time! haha! This is one of my all time favorite Tracey McNeely cards ever! Love the blending, the falling snow and those adorable patterned paper trees!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love your pretty card, Tracey!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So thrilled to have you as our Guest Muse this week Tracey! Love this whimsical card - I can't wait to see how everyone is inspired by it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this!! LOVING the trees and the snow!!!!!

Marisa said...

Love the patterned trees :) Darling card.

Shannon McComb said...

Oh!! This is lovely Tracey!! Love those pattern trees and your snowy background!

Lin said...

Oh this is SWEET, Tracey! Just adore your pp trees and the softly falling snow......and I can see I NEED to get some of those curved dies for hills, snowbanks, etc.

Shelly said...

Love this, Tracey! The trees and snow are awesome!
Congrats on guesting!

Deepti said...

Congratulations on the GD :) your Christmas trees are adorable, Lovely card!

Annette Allen said...

aww love the snow and those trees are so pretty.. love this card..

Lisa said...

YAY for guesting!! Now girl, you know I love your cards, but this one...I think it's just about my favorite EVER!! Love the blue you added, those patterned trees, the snow flakes, the hills...oh heck I LOVE IT ALL!!

Lisa Lara said...

SWOON................WOW Tracey. WOW.

Lynn said...

Put this in the absolute favorites pile Tracey! This is amazing!

I Card Everyone said...

Well hello there, you darling little Winter scene! This is so cute, Tracey! I love the embossed snow and your sponged sky - which will totally be my personal challenge!
=] Michele

Jingle said...

I love this! That background is just amazing! And those TREES!!!

Sarah Gray said...

This is fab, Tracey! Love the quirky trees and lovely sky - I would never have thought of adding spun sugar :)

Becca Cruger said...

I know I told you on facebook how much I loved this, but it is SOOOO true! It's crisp and clean and oh-so-holly and jolly!

Jen Mitchell said...

Congratulations on the guest spot! And I just love your design. The sponged sky is fantastic and the patterned paper trees are so fun!

Pam said...

I totally love everything about this! Amazing!

wienerhoneymooners said...

I agree, totally incredible!!!?

Renee said...

Love it!
And need to follow your lead and get started on cards...
I'm never ready! :(

Sharron said...

Awesome card, Tracey--love it! Your sponged background and snowflakes are wonderful and I love the patterned trees!

Bobby said...

Such a festive little scene, Tracey.

wienerhoneymooners said...

You know in am all over this .... Love your inspiration!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Love, love, love this card! What a wonderful scene you created with stamps, paper and ink, so amazing and I hope to get some time to play along.

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your Guest DT spot, Tracey! Beautiful crisp, clean design and I love your choice of patterned papers on the trees! Love all the texture you added with your snowy background, too! Gorgeous Christmas card!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

you are awesome! Way to go Mrs. Muse! This card is fun and gorgeous, I love the depth!

Jinny Newlin said...

Love that snowy sky, and your trees are too fun!

Diana K said...

I absolutely love everything about this. The sky is gorgeous (with the pink!!) and each detail is so perfect.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful Christmas card
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

cm said...

I LOVE this card, Tracey! Everything...I love every. single. detail. Had to laugh at your daughter's comment and your subsequent eyeball roll. Too funny...
Hugs~c

Joyce said...

I don't know how I missed this one, Tracey. An absolute stunner. Loving all the different techniques you used, and yet, this card is not too busy at all, it is just lovely.

Anita in France said...

Belated congratulations on your GD spot, Tracey! What a brilliant card, all the interest and texture and dimension are fabulous ... positively touchable! Hugs, Anita :)