I'm coming in just under the wire with my Christmas cards for this week.
Actually they're for last week since today is Sunday.
Here's the first.
Colleen gave us a beautiful inspiration picture this week at
I zeroed in on the candles (I've had this NBUS candle stamp for ages), domed shape (which I turned upside down or right side up ATCMB), the dark background and snowfall.
I would have played with the birds if I'd had time.
I used a card base of Midnight Muse, sponged some Whisper White pigment ink
around the edges and splattered with White Distress Paint.
I'd stamped the candles on a piece of mixed media paper and watercolored
using Distress Markers swiped on a palette and picked up with a waterbrush.
When I tried to paint the dark background with the glow around the candles,
it was a DISASTER! Ugh!
So I fussy cut the candles, found a background piece of watercolor that
would work, die cut it and a "window frame", and added it to the dark card base.
Not what I intended but kind of what I was hoping for.
The second card was simpler.
I stamped on an already cut out stitched rectangle of mixed media paper,
watercolored it using the same technique and didn't try for the dark background.
Both pieces are backed with foam for dimension.
I'd better hurry and get this in before they shut down.
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Stamps: Holiday Candles (Deep Red), Christmas Sentiments (Kaisercraft), Mixed Christmas Sentiments (HLS)
Ink: Shabby Shutters, Pine Needles, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo (DM), Whisper White (SU)
Paper: Mixed Media (Strathmore), Midnight Muse (SU), Neena
Other: Anytime Tags (Little Inker), Stitched Rectangles (SSS), White EP (SU)