The new themes for ABC Christmas Challenge are ‘U for Unusual Colours‘ and ‘V for Velvet‘. I chose to go with unusual colours. Here is my card:
The two Hero Arts holly branches were created from a playtime I had in my craft room. I have done this technique before, and love how it turns out every time.
Onto piece of white card, apply PVA glue all over, add tissue paper – wrinkle it as laying it down. Then spray with water and add colour with powder – Brushos for instance. More water to let the colour soread – then leave to dry.
You end up with a very crispy and colour piece of card. I then add gilding wax to pick up all the wrinkles – then put to one side for future use.
As you can see, the top branch is using purples and browns with gold gilding wax, and the second is using different greens with gold gilding wax. You are best adding the gilding wax before die cutting as you may squash some of the texture putting it through your machine.
For the card, I dry embossed a very old Sue Wilson embossing folder, cut a panel for the card base, adhered the branches, and added a foiled sentiment – from another play session with my foiling machine.
I was going for a cleaner look this time – so ne gems – shocker!
I hope you can come and join with your Christmas/festive creations using our themes. xx
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge – anything goes Christmas
QKR Stampede – anything goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge – anything goes Christmas
CYHTP – embossing folder – option orange and black not taken
Arty Divas – anything goes
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge – anything goes Mixed Media
Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge – Christmas with Holly and/or Ivy