We have been having high winds here in Maryland. I watched the very tall trees outside my 2nd floor window sway to and for and am glad the ground is not overly saturated. I've been watching one particular branch that is stuck on another branch. I was sure it is going become an airborne weapon at the next big gust. But today, it is much calmer and the branch is still entangled.
It is a perfect day to make cards and I am very much in the mood to do so, so there may be several posts today.
This post is for two Christmas Card Challenges - Merry Monday and Muse Christmas Visions. I have one card dedicated for each challenge. I am very much on target with my 5 Christmas cards per month goal.
The prompt at Merry Monday is using a poinsettia, and the inspiration at Muse - CV is a lovely inked backdrop with white silhouettes. The challenge graphics for both are below.
Merry Monday's card was inspired by my love of coloring flowers. I mounted the panel on a black base to add drama and formality to the card even with the ink spatters.
The Muse Christmas Visions card was inspired by the inked backdrop and the white silhouettes in the foreground. I used distress oxide inks to color in the backdrop to my oval birch trees. A simple sentiment and some clear sequins complete the card.
Thanks so very much for taking a look!