Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Sixth family Christmas card and a big Oops ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. The title of today’s post is Oops, lol, and that’s because I really shouldn’t keep white acrylic paint and glitter near to where I am creating. Suffering from Fibromyalgia means that sometimes my arms and hands twitch or even worse spasm, spasms are often really painful, and I just couldn’t bear to bin this card as it has taken much practice and many attempts to create an aurora sky like this ...
Another big one, the last thankfully lol!
Good to post
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
A Vintage Journey Challenge Winter Magic
Country View Crafts Challenge Christmas
Crafty Boots Challenge Winter Wonderland
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge Christmas optional twist of non traditional: my sky
Die Cut Divas Challenge Layers or Layer It
Dies R Us Challenge #63 Snow
Scrapy Land Challenge #56 Let it Snow: Crafters Companion & Sizzix dies
Another attempt at creating a Northern Lights skies using my Distress re-inkers and Clarity stamps. Once again I created the sky by adding a layer of clean water to the white stamping card so the inks move freely. I added neat ink, I had put it in my palette, I just dropped the neat ink onto the wet card and used my paintbrush to move that ink. Once I had the colour and look I wanted I heat set them for a long time. I wanted to stop the ink from bleeding because I was going to stamp the larch trees and the reindeer and I wanted some snow on that bottom third as well as some texture paste and sparkles.
That was when I had an Oops, with a capital ‘o’. I knocked over an open pot of white acrylic paint. I was heartbroken as I think this sky is my best attempt at those Northern Lights, grrr, anyways I decided not to waste that sky so I brushed the white paint around the trees and reindeer which meant I’d created a snow scene. I left that to dry before adding texture paste and some glitter, and the glitter was the next oops moment, it’s a wee bit more sparkly than I meant it to be.
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Claritystamp Ltd: tree stamp (cabin in the woods set); large larch tree (larch trees & deer set)
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Thinlits Sizzix die set: Mini Holiday Greens
Crafters Companion Sara Davies Signature Contemporary Christmas: Merry Christmas
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card
Snippets: Spectrum AquaTints coloured card for die cutting some of the berry branches
Snippets: Pebeo Dyna Iridescent acrylic paint coloured snippets for die cutting the sentiment and top fir
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker: Mowed Lawn; Peeled Paint; Dusty Concord; Red Barn
Spectrum Aqua pens: Nature set for stamping the trees and reindeer
Pebeo: white acrylic paint; Dyna Iridescent Green Blue and Blue Green
Ranger Liquid Pearls: Ruby Red
Christmas Tree; Glitter; Jingle Bell; Twine; all from my stash
Cosmic Shimmer: Glitter Jewels Clips
Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste; Collall all purpose glue; double sided tape