Sunday, December 18, 2016

What Christmas Is Nativity....STAMPlorations ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop (Day 5, Dec.18)


Welcome to Day 5 of the STAMPlorations ARTploration Stencil Blog Hop, where once again I'm joining Shery's gals for a showcase of the amazing stencils available over at her shop.

Did you see Toni's fabulous card on Day 4? The one with the lovely rainbow coloured deer?  You must go for a visit...and them come back to see how I rather 'shamelessly' cased her style using the Nativity Angel stencil.  I know that the colours are far from traditional, however, I *think* they speak to the joy of  the essence of Christmas.

NOTE: Honoured and thrilled to be selected as The Curtain Call Fa-La-La Lead! THANK YOU!

A reminder of what's in store for you if you comment

  • THREE (3) winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the designers' blogs to each win their choice of 1 standard size ARTplorations stencil.
  • ONE (1) winner will be randomly drawn from comments left on this post (Day 1) to receive a $15 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations shop or her choice of 2 standard size ARTplorations stencils.
AND a reminder of what you can win if you join the party:
  • We've got extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party (linky opens tomorrow, December 15, and closes on December 23).
Come play along!!

Also sharing at:

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge, drawing inspiration from the colours:

STAMPlorations ARTplorations Flash Stencil Project Linky Party

STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge

Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!


  1. awesome colors - You are right when you say they represent the joy of Christmas - great work:)

  2. I'm also thinking about CASEing this rainbow colouring... Lovely card, fresh and clean.

  3. Long time, no see! Hope all is well! This is a wonderful card. The nativity always evokes a peaceful feeling, but I love the fun colors and wonky stitching-- gives a positive spin on a usually solemn scene!

  4. So happy to have you playing along with us at Curtain Call. Your case is fabulous! Love how you interpreted the photo.

  5. Love your rainbow may not be traditional but it is sure 'Happy'. Wishing you and yours a truly Happy Holiday and I hope it is better than last year but still full of wonderful memories. Hugs xx

  6. Beautiful.
    Love the colors - so soft
    and pretty.
    thanks for sharing
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  7. Fantastic! Joyful colors for a most joyful occasion...the birth of Christ!

  8. Wow!! Stunning ink blending!!

  9. Very pretty and i love the soft colors :)

  10. Oh goodness, Carol, this is fabulous. What a lovely rainbow of soft colors. I checked out the other blog and really like her reindeer, too. What a fun and unique way to color in stencils. Thank you so very much for sharing!! :)

  11. Oh, so VERY beautiful!
    Merry Christmas!

  12. This is stunning Carol! I love the rainbow sponging on the Nativity and think it is perfect for it!!! As the Lord's love spreads out just like a rainbow does-yep perfect for sure! Hugs, Brenda

  13. This is beautiful! Love the pretty!

  14. CAS-ing is the ultimate form of flattery...especially when your card is as stunning as it is! The beautiful soft images truly invoke a serene setting, perfect for the birth of the Christ child.

  15. Love the colorful stenciled background of this nativity, unique & beautiful.

  16. Joyful. Yes! Beautifully done, especially grounded with the sentiment.

  17. Your stenciled background is gorgeous Carol!! Really love the soft pastel rainbow color of this image!! Beautifully done my friend! HUGS

  18. This is beautiful, Carol! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

  19. CAS
    and love the pastel color Miss C
    adorable Idea for the Stamplorations Blog
    Loong time ago we meet on my Blog
    hope you like to visit again next year maybe we can visiting more often...just a wish :)
    biig hugs

  20. Beautiful card Carol...your inking is shear perfection. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  21. Oooh, pretty, Carol ... your blending is fabulous on this sweet creche! Hugs, Anita :)

  22. Awesome blending and again a color palette quite to my liking!