Saturday, 28 November 2015
Christmas with Spectrum Noir #2 ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. Another Christmas card and here it is …
Another A6 card nice and easy to post
It has an awesome shimmer!
I love this little cute house!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge #24 Mixed Media Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge #66 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
My card covers both and I’ve been heavy handed with the snow/gesso
Sweet Stamps Challenge November Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Black & White With a Hint: my hint is red
The Cat’s Pajamas Challenge TCPTUES304 Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland Challenge Add Some Sparkle & Bling
I’m trying out different card styles at the moment. I’m concentrating on getting our Christmas cards created so my mixed media experiments on tags or canvas is on hold. However I am experimenting to see if I can create and like mixed media one layer Christmas cards and I want to get them created as early as possible. This lovely card I absolutely adore and it’s not in my usual Christmas colours and it falls into the mixed media category. The stamp is one that I won from the old Pan Pastel challenge blog and this is its first outing lol. I’ve been going through my box of NBUS stamps and my Christmas stamps to take out stamps that I’ve not used much.
I inked up the house stamped and gave it a quick blast with my heat gun; I wanted to make sure it was completely dry before colouring as I stamped onto an A6 card. I have to be careful when I’m inking/colouring/stamping because I am a klutz and regularly ruin cards when trying out one layer or CAS. So I covered most of the card with doubled up kitchen towel before colouring this image with my Spectrum Noir AquaTints, I got the colour and look by adding layers of ink and then heat drying before going back in with more colour. Once I had finished and the card was dry I scored a border around the card approx. 5mm in from each side. I often do this when creating a one layer card because I love the texture and detail it gives to the card. It was at this point that I decided to stamp the sentiment: next time I need to remember to do that before I score the border lol! I grabbed my Creative Expressions texture paste and went around the scored lines to give it some snow. I wanted there to be a layer of thick snow at the bottom of the house so I applied a thick layer of gesso which I sprinkled with glitter: simples!
There will be another card later today but it’s not Christmas, I am trying to not bore you all too much lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Tools & Stash
Premium Brands Snowy Cottage stamp set
Stampin’ Up sentiment set
Paintbrushes; pipettes; pot of water; glue applicator (gesso); palette knife (texture paste); scoring tool; ruler
300 gsm card cut and scored to create an A6 card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Beautifully Grunge; Essentials; Perfectly Primary
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste:
The Works: Gesso