Sunday, 26 June 2016

Gorillas in the Mist

Hello.  Welcome.  A bit of a grey day here in Norway so time to craft.  No complaints there.  I have been meaning to join the Memory Box challenge for ages and the months just seem to slip by.  So I decided to concentrate on that and see what happened.   They want to see watercolour and I had seen THIS cool technique for a background the other day and thought I'd give it a go.  

I used a fancy aperture card, backed the circle with Basic Grey patterned paper and cut and embossed Memory Box Frosted Christmas Tree from gold mirror card.  Behind the tree is my pattern/smooched background

Here's what it looks like.  I don't have the mini pads so there's not so much pattern.  Quick fun technique and effect so I will be trying this again.  

The sentiment is from Stamplorations Yuletide Cheer.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Memory Box Challenge 13 - Watercolor
June Rudolph Days Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use Patterned Papers 
Stamplorations CASEplorations June
CHNC Challenge 287 - Use a Sentiment
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge



  1. Love this CAS card! The gold Christmas tree looks stunning against the lovely background you've created.

    Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days challenge this month - Good Luck!
    Liz - DT member xx

  2. What a cool idea with the aperture! Love how it beautifully frames the tree! Thanks so much for joining us for the Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

  3. Exactly what Liz and Maura said! Xxx

  4. Love how you put your inking behind the aperture. Nice card.

  5. Love the watercolour background technique you use and the great little card you made with it too.

    Sue xx

  6. Lovely Christmas card. Love the shini tree.
    Thank you for joining us at Rudolph Days Challnege. Good Luck.
    Valerija - DT member.

  7. This is a lovel CAS design and I love how you've framed the tree. Great colours too :) X

  8. Yes! Of course! Shelly's card design lends itself perfectly to a Christmas card. Great idea, Gail. Thanks so much for joining us at CASEplorations this month!

  9. Hi,
    what a brilliant design Rudolf card.
    Lovely inked background, and what a great circle die cut also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Your card looks wonderful to me. I am really impressed with how you created the pattern behind your metallic tree diecut. The softly swirling background looks soft of misty and very pretty.

    Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

  11. Lovely card with a fabulous background

  12. Brilliant CAS card, great tree and love the background.

    Kath x

  13. Beautiful. Love your background technique that is peeking through the window. Thank you so much for participating in the Memory Box June watercolor challenge.

  14. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 287 - hope to see you again soon x

  15. Super card, Gail! So cool that you went with a Christmas theme! Love that shiny tree! If you love CASEing and Christmas yyou should come and play with us at Muse Christmas Vision ( - would be great to see you over there :) - Thanks so much for joining us at CASEplorations this month!


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