One Layer Wednesday #168 (Sparkle and Shine), Dynamic Duo’s #81 (Midnight Muse Plus One Other Colour), SSS Wednesday 27/11 (Anything Goes))

Monsieur Mojo’s been doing his Christmas shopping over the last few days … must’ve been ’cause I’ve not seen hide nor hair of him since Thursday last week, despite turning the house upside down over the weekend.  Tonight he came back and gave me a helping hand with this …

OLW 168, DD 81, SSSW 27-11

I’m playing along at One Layer Wednesday, where Karen‘s the host and has challenged us to create a card with something shiny or a bit of bling on it.  Joining in also at Dynamic Duo’s … the colours are Midnight Muse plus one other choice (perfect for this image), and as Simon Says Stamp Wednesday is having an Anything Goes week, I’m playing there too.

I love this stamp and the sentiment … they’re from Hero Arts … and were stamped with Memento Paris Dusk (the closest colour I have to Midnight Muse).  The central panel was masked and inked in bright pink, and as I wanted to create ‘starlight’ in the stable, the area around it and the star and were more lightly sponged than their surroundings.  My bit of bling is on the star … it hasn’t caught the light on the photo, but it’s there, shining brightly (of course … that’s where the starlight came from!).  There’s also a touch of Wink of Stellar around baby Jesus’ halo, that’s always there, but you probably can’t see that on this picture either.

Hoping that Monsieur M has finished chasing around all over the place and will be home for a while … I’ve lots to do!  Thanks so much, as ever, for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

21 thoughts on “One Layer Wednesday #168 (Sparkle and Shine), Dynamic Duo’s #81 (Midnight Muse Plus One Other Colour), SSS Wednesday 27/11 (Anything Goes))

  1. Bev

    Ooooooh! Pretty! Am rather taken with this card, dear friend. When I do send Christmas cards, which isn’t often these days, they have to reflect the true meaning of Christmas. You’ve captured that meaning perfectly with your gentle card. It’s beautiful. Truly beautiful. Big hugs.

  2. baileyrosy

    Are you joking woman Mr M is definitely in attendance another super card with non traditional colors which I am a big fan of. Love the blocking or whatever is the correct term and your card stock is gorgeous love the texture. If you happen to see my Mr M ( he may well have a Greek accent ) send him back please I haven’t made one crimbo card yet !


  3. Caroline B.

    Anita, this is beautiful! I agree with the gals above, the choice of the linen-textured paper adds to the appeal of this card. The hot pink is a “shocking” accent but makes for a beautiful sky (filled with singing angels, no doubt!). You did a wonderful job with your sponging–I like the high-lighting around the star. Thanks for linking up with Dynamic Duos this week.

  4. Geri G

    Absolutely beautiful! Pink and navy is such a remarkable color combination! I admire your flawlessly stamped sentiment – tough to do on textured card stock! Perfectly balanced design paired with the halo of light around Baby Jesus and the star is sure to garner this stunning card a top place finish! Breathtaking!

  5. Joyce M.

    Such a beautiful card. I love the way you used colors and masked your scene. And, as usual, you are the master (mistress) of mixing and combining challenges.

  6. cmaynec

    WOW, Anita….wow!! I’ll join the others in expressing how stunning your card is! From the image to the colour combination, to the texture, to the North Star’s beautiful shimmer, this is a jaw-dropping, awe-inducing, stunning card! Winner in the challenges and definitely a winner in capturing the essence of Christmas. Yes indeed…in awe….

  7. Michelle Bala

    Anita, this is such a special Christmas card! I love the Nativity scene and choice of colors! Thanks for joining the Dynamic Duos!


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