Three Kings – ABC Christmas Challenge

Hi there. A new challenge has begun at ABC Christmas Challenge, and this time we want to see ‘J’ for Joy, and/or ‘K’ for Kings. Here is my card:

I used the three kings and the camel image from Digi Doodle Studios and coloured with Copics, then cutting out using my Scan’n’cut – heart pounding during the cutting just in case it got messed up………….but it didn’t! Thank goodness – after all that colouring!

The background is several blue Distress Oxides blended then splashed with Gansai Tambi silver shiny silver paint.

The ‘sand banks’ were cut from some brown/Kraft card-stock using Lawn Fawn dies, and all attached with either wet glue or dimensionals.

I hope you can come and join us for this challenge, and there is a prize for the top pick by Dorte. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge 115 – anything goes

Creatalicious Challenge – anything goes – option add sparkle

Colour Crazy Challenge week 17 – anything goes colouring

A Perfect Time To Craft – anything goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – anything goes Christmas

Clay Christmas Trees

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