Today the theme Hazel has given us to work with is inspired by a song or carol. My confession is that it was only when I put the sentiment on this card did it become my contribution to the Craftyhazelnuts christmas challenge for this week. I was just making the card and then realised I could use it for this challenge.
I used some scraps of the fabulous Winter Frost Dsp I’ve had for ages and the sticker. I added all the die cut snowflakes and then the gems to finish off the card and give it lots of texture.
Today on CHNC the challenge Hazel has come up with is to use a house/building on out Christmas card. I decided to use the stamps that came with a magazine last year that had a coordinating circle die.I chose this woodland lodge image with the deer and added some colour using my watercolour pencils and a waterbrush to blend. Then cut them out.
Next I chose two very different sets of patterned paper from the stack I had put together a few months ago to make my Christmas card making easier.
The first one, a distressed earthy coloured set with brown cardstock mats and a kraft card blank.I added the strip of craft and stamped and embossed the sentiment. Then a bow of twine.The second I used the Winter Frost paper one and added embossing for the sentiment and round the edge of the circle and the paper panels. I added this one to a white card blank I had made from linen cardstock.Love how both of these came out. Both different and yet the same focal image.
Another circle journal to share with you today, this time for Tricia.
It is a lovely Kraft background to work on so I decided to go for a white gesso messy background.
In addition to the gesso dry brushing I added some stamping in white craft ink. I used a mixture of stamps from Hot Picks and this gave me a nice finish.
Next I started pulling papers and ribbons from my stash and putting them together as I fancied a layered piece and plenty of sewing. So out came the sewing machine.
Then I got the Neocolours out and added some shading and definition to the layers and added some details.
Next I started bringing together the focal images and started building up the pages. I decided to add images from the stamped fabric stash from our weekend with James Sharpe. I think Tricia (who I was lucky enough to sit opposite all weekend) would appreciate seeing me using them.
I also grabbed tags from an Artful Days kit and added them in, but before they made it into the final pages I added distress inks to change the colour a little. I also decided to add some more details to the layers with a bit of stamping and added some shimmery watercolour to add a different texture, oh and I moved things round a little on the final pages so that Albert was on the other side!
Next I added rub ons and sentiment stickers to the page. I also added some splattered black soot distress ink and some white pen marks.
And then I grabbed the black puffy paint and added some dots around the pages as embellishments. And I called it finished!
Love how eclectic this is and love that white background behind the pop of lime and teal colours.
Also love all the loose threads that come from me being a messy sewer and the loose edges to the layers. Those rub ons also work well in keeping the layers light and fresh.
Hopefully Tricia likes what I made too… and now it is time for me to start work on the next journal.
Today there is a new challenge at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge and it is to “feature a creature” … so I decided to stamp this amazing stag head from an old Creative Stamping magazine stamp set and fussy cut him out…
Then as I had stamped him in grey this Winter Frost themed card topper I had already created seemed perfect…
So I added him along with the sentiment and then edged the grey panel with an embossing pen and heat embossed with the sparkly white powder…. this created such a cool effect.
I finished it off with some gems and I think this created such an elegant card.
So a fairly simple card today… but with a few things to step it up… the embossing and the gems… love how it turned out.
Please come over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT made and leave them some love… and of course join in … never too early to get the festive crafting started!
Today is the final day in my advent cardmaking series… was touch and go whether I would get all 24 videos done… but got there! And saved the nativity as my final theme… after all that’s what Christmas is all about!
The card I made is a simple one… a digi stamp image I had already coloured and a panel with papers I had already sorted beforehand.
So I pretty much added the frame and the sentiment and added some shimmer using my wink of Stella and that’s pretty much it!
So I hope you’ve enjoyed this series of cards… it’s been fun having a different theme each day. Here is the last video.
And now it is time for me to enjoy the festivities… wishing you all a fabulous Christmas!