Introducing… O Holy Night!

Silent night… Holy Night!  All is calm!  All is bright!

The newest stamp set from Power Poppy, “O Holy Night” is sure to be a must-have stamp on your shopping list this month!

Marcella has drawn the most serene wintry night scene with this sweet little church and I don’t know about you, but I can almost hear the beautiful sound of a Christmas choir when I peer at this stamp…

Today I chose to work with some water colour paints.  I’m really new to working with this medium (maybe 5 times!) but I think it came out a lot better than I expected!
I added some soft snowflakes to only the outer parts of the sky.  I really like the effect of the circular cut out of the church and moon.  It really brings it all into focus quickly.

Why not check out what my fellow Bloom Brigaders have created with this beautiful snowy scene…

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Marcella on the Power Poppy Blog

Happy blog hopping everyone!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

stamps: Power Poppy (O Holy Night)
cardstock:  X-Press It, Flourishes
patterned papers:  Bo Bunny (Snow Day)
die cut shapes:  Spellbinders
ink: Stampin’ Up! (Not Quite Navy), Sakura White Pen
water colour paints:  Yarka
other:  seam binding ribbon, thread.


Liz Williams said...

Beautifullly done and I love the layout.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card!!!

Julie Koerber said...

Wow -- gorgeous doesn't even begin to cover it with this one! Man oh man! LOVE the starry night feel you've added to this already beautiful image Ms. Ally!

Karen W said...

Love your card, that circle raised is fantastic and I loved the video also.

Katie Sims said...

OH my word, Ally girl you have knocked this one outta the park! I would say you have mastered water colors because this is over the top gorgeous! Big hugs! :)

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love how you cut the main part of the image in the circle and raised it. Great job with the water color effect also.

ChristineCreations said...

Gorgeous watercolouring Ally! Your sky looks amazing, and your light and shadows are so well done!

Joyce Spear said...

Gorgeous! I would not guess that your'e relatively new to watercoloring, as this looks really good to me. I love the raised circle, it echoes the moon and adds to the peacefulness of this card.

Patti J said...

Absolutely stunning, Allison! Thanks for sharing!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, it turned out beautiful, Ally! Your use of the watercolor paints is brillliant! I have never use anything other than inks for watercoloring and I know I should probably step up my game, sort of grow up, probably. LOVE the yellow moonlight throughout. You and Stacy with the moonlight... geez, I never even thought about that. Your trees are especially pretty. You make me want to go watercolor something right now! You did a wonderful job with your card design, too!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty indeed Ally. You did a fabulous job on the coloring, and I say keep at it! I like the circle panel popped up at well, awesome design girlie!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wow!! Wow!! Wow!! I tend to use that word a lot in your comments...mostly because you often leave me speechless. Your coloring and spotlighting showcase this image phenomenally!! What a gorgeous work of art!!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Ally, this is totally gorgeous and amazing! I agree - you have mastered watercoloring! Stunning card! And thanks for the wonderful "Silent Night" clip! LOVED IT! Hugs!

very_inky_fingers said...

This is absolutely amazing, Ally. WoW!!!

Heather North said...

You are such a gifted artist! Your card is gorgeous, Ally!