Hello there. There is a new challenge starting at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. The theme is – as always – anything goes Christmas. Any creation as long as it’s Christmas related. Here is my card:
The week before the lock-down, I went for a couple of hours to an air-dry clay workshop. I was so inspired by the moulds and the clay – I actually bought some clay from the lady – Jan Mason – and went onto Katy Sue Designs web site and bought some moulds.
During the workshop – I realised my hands get too warm and therefore sticks to the clay – so I tend to use the corn flour in the moulds, and also put some on my fingers during the course of playing – this seems to work to no detriment……..
I used the fir trees mould, some air dry clay, then let it dry until the next day. If you know me – the waiting is the most difficult part – so I made quite a few models of different types – and have put them away for future use.
The next day, I covered the clay in white gesso (not sure if you have to do this, but I did) then used some Indigo Blu paints in green for the base, then added ‘Goldfinger’ lightly on top, and then added some glue and glitter for some added bling and shine.
This clay is very, very light, so I felt there would be no issue with adding this to a card.
I played around with some dies, and used Lawn Fawn stitched border dies to create a couple of hills, then added the trees with some glue.
I think I’ll be playing with the other embellishments I made quite soon, especially in the current lock-down period – but I may have to think and play even more with the paints and other effects which are possible.
I hope you can come and join us, and I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Crimbo-Crackers – Christmas Sentiment
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge – Christmas with option festive animals (option not taken)
Christmas Cards All year Round – anything goes Christmas with option snow buddies (option not taken)
A Bit More Time To Craft – anything goes
Christmas Kickstart – Create a Christmas Scene