Rustic Wondrous Wreath

 Merry Monday #133
Rustic Christmas
Many of you know I love Christmas and generally I'm more of a traditional girl, rich greens and bright reds, however this year, (if you haven't noticed!) I'm really loving the more natural, rustic look, with a touch of gold and a hit of sparkle. 

So why make a card and not play along to a challenge right?! Over at  Merry Monday the challenge is to create a Christmas card using creams, tans and browns. 

Here's my creation:

I cut some of the dark brown leaves out and glued just the corner, applied Crystal Effects and raised them a little after they dried. In 'real life' it gives the card a little more dimension. 

I coloured the pearls with the dark brown Blendabilities Alcohol Marker. Also, the little heart in swings, adding just a little bit more 'cuteness' - well that's what I'm calling it! 


Thanks for stopping by,
Lou xo

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23 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Louise, loving the rustic approach xox thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is out-of-this-world beautiful, Lou. LOVE the shiny dark brown leaves, and the gold sparkly touches are gorgeous.

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  3. Beautiful card, it shows itself off so elegantly. Thanks for sharing it. have a joy filled season.

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  4. This is so pretty. Very elegant!

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  5. This is simple, sweet and stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

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  6. Gorgeous card- I love that gold glitter heart in the middle.

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  7. Beautiful card! I just adore that little gold heart in the center of your lovely wreath.

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  8. I love how you hung the heart in the middle of the wreath, super cute!

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  9. I LOVE this rustic wreath, Louise! The sparkle and shine and that little heart make it a Wowza card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  10. Great job with the wreath and the placement on your card but love the heart! Perfect touch!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I love your card and how you used the sparkle. Thanks for sharing this in Merry Monday!

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  12. Very pretty wreath, love the golden heart in the middle!!

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  13. Awesome such a great card love it.

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  14. This is lovely ...... the touch of sparkle looks fab. xx

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  15. So perfect!! Love the gold heart!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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  16. Beautiful card. I love your wreath and that heart is stunning. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

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  17. Such an elegant card, Louise. Love the shimmer & the little hanging heart is a perfect sweet touch. Love! Thanks for sharing.
    Inky wishes, Di

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  18. Very pretty card, love your take on the card! Especially the little heart dangling in the middle. Perfect

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