Hello everyone. I have been playing with different coloured backgrounds – as mentioned in a previous post – and this one surprised me by how much I like the colours for the background of a Christmas card:
I did the Distress Oxide blending then cutting out with the MFT Die-namic, flipping the two inner rectangles for colour variation in the background…….and I like the it. Don’t ask me which colours I blended, but I am sure there is a squeezed lemonade in there somewhere………….
I again splattered the background with a sparkle pen – not too many big blotches this time (!) and raised the outer frame on foam pads, the rectangles flat to the card base.
The images are from as mix of stamp sets I have listed and coloured with Crafters Companion Illustrator alcohol markers.
I’m still colouring with them, and still enjoying a small amount of time colouring – but still finding it a chore if I stamp too many images and try to colour them! I find it difficult to walk away if there are un-coloured images – maybe that’s why……………”walk away Lynda – walk away!!” 🙂 🙂
The sentiment is from the new release from Uniko, which was actually too long for the space – so I just masked off one part of it before stamping. Cutting the sentiment up? Oh no thank you very much!! I will have much more use for a long repeating Merry Christmas than yet another small ‘Merry Christmas’ – I have lots of them. (I think!!)
I thought about putting some shading under the little log cabin – as you can see I didn’t. I thought about putting a sentiment or saying on the North Pole sign – I didn’t.
How about all those thoughts going round my head? I didn’t realise I did so much thinking when crafting…..who knew??? 🙂 🙂
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – anything goes Christmas with option of glitter
Addicted to Stamps and More – make your mark
ABC Christmas Challenge – ‘W’ for Wishes and/or ‘X’ for Christmas