Thursday, November 11, 2010

Michael Strong Blog Hop

Michael Strong Blog Hop is meant to inspire you to create your Christmas cards.
You're welcome to visit all 7 blogs to see the artwork.
If you want to win a candy, you MUST leave comments along the way in all 7 blogs, until the end of November.
It is a circular blog hop, so wherever you start you will see them all.
The next place to visit is the blog of Dani:
http://stampingwitch.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/michael-strong-blog-hop/

Here's the list of all 7 participating blogs:
Michael Strong: http://www.blog.strongstamps.com/
Herma: http://hermaf.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/michael-strong-blog-hop/
Heidi: http://heidi-thereluctantblogger.blogspot.com/2010/11/michael-strong-blog-hop_11.html
Dorly (me): http://modernadesignsart.blogspot.com/2010/11/michael-strong-blog-hop.html
Dani: http://stampingwitch.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/michael-strong-blog-hop/
Trena: http://trenabrannon.typepad.com/stamping_painting_and_col/2010/11/michael-strong-blog-hop.html
Hetty: http://craftchaos.blogspot.com/2010/11/michael-strong-christmas-blog-hop.html

So here's my Christmas Card #1


This card has a few layers of leather textured CS on a light blue CS.
The edges were slightly distressed for a Shabby Chic look.
I also used:
Martha Stewart's Layered Arches edger punch
Basic Grey patterned paper - Jovial - distressed with Ranger's distress ink (Broken China)
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Christmas Tree stamps (small and medium), stamped with black Stazon ink on turquoise CS, cut with nail scissors and glued 3D for extra dimension
clear and red blings, to add some Christmas glam.
I hope you'll find it inspiring. Merry Christmas!

do it in 3's for Little Red Wagon (17.11.10) .
Tis the Season for Stamp and Create (6.12.10) .
Christmas for The Stamp Man Challenge Blog (19.11.10) .
Blue Christmas for Wild Orchid Challenges (28.11.10) .
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

39 comments:

  1. Wow, Dorly, this is wonderful. The trees and the background paper go so well together! Great job.

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  2. יפה ביותר. שימוש נהדר בניירות החדשים. כרטיס חגיגי וכריסטמסי לעילא ולעילא. אהבתי את צבעי העצים, לא שגרתיים ולכן מושכים את העין ומייחדים את הכרטיס מיתר היצירות הסטנדרטיות יותר.

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  3. I like the bling. I also read some other posts of yours, you are quite talented.

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  4. Lovely Dorly!! I love the colors you chose!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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  5. Very pretty and the colors and paper all go together so well!

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  6. Beautiful card Dorly, it certainly says Christmas, the colors are perfect. You always make such wonderful cards.

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  7. Dorly, I love that background!! Perfect with the trees.

    mary l.

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  8. I love the colors you used; it's so bright and vibrant!

    bev a

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  9. Wow beautiful card Dorly! Love the colors and the layout of it! RosieG(gramig05)

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  10. Great card, Dorly! Beautiful colors! Nice background paper!

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  11. I love the colors of your card :-)

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  12. Love the turquoise trees!

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  13. Shabby chic Christmas is great! it sure is fun blog hopping!! Such great inspiration

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  14. Your card is fabulous and I love the colors. They look like Club Scrap Adobe? Whatever it is, your combination of textures, elements and background is delightful.

    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Farley

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  15. I love this card! I like the color combination, the background paper, the extra touches in the punched edge and the bling.

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  16. I love that the trees are done on a non-traditional color. Lovely work - thanks for sharing!!

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  17. Your card is beautiful. Thank you so much for explaining how you made it.

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  18. Love the colour scheme. Enjoy the way you leave an explanation. Thanks.
    Anne

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  19. And now a blue Xmas-tree....I like it Dorly.
    Wonderful background paper!!!!

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  20. you color choice is great. thanks for sharing, stamping sue

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  21. Another great card. Now If I could remember all these super ideas.

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  22. What a great combination of colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Pretty card, Love the idea of the print background. I am forever buying scrap booking paper -- and I don't do scrapbooking. So need ideas to use it.

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  24. Teal trees! How very exciting!

    Barbara

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  25. I love all the design elements on your card Dorly.

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  26. This is such a beautiful card, Dorly! Torquoise is my favorite color and I think it's fabulous combined with red! Love the background paper too. All over great design! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  27. i loved your card. all the design elements

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  28. love the colours on this one...great job- thanks for playing with us at LRW

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  29. Loved the colour scheme. Thanks for playing with the Stampman theme this time
    Frankie
    xx

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  30. dorly ! your card is wonderfull! u r gifted as i told u b4 :-) yours- yael (scrapy girl)

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  31. Layers are always lovely! And I really like your color choices. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. I keep coming back to check the details of your card. It may seem simple at first, but there are just so many neat aspects to it!

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  33. Beautiful card, as always!
    Reviva Hirshfeld

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  34. Love the dimension on the trees.

    Thanks for joining us at Wild Orchid Craft Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Mindy

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  35. Dorly, I always enjoy seeing your lovely artwork. You always use such beautiful color combinations and you are so creative. Your work is very special and you are an inspiration! Thank you!
    Els K

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