Saturday, 29 October 2016

Christmas Blessings


Welcome to the weekend.
I am playing with some stamps from Penny Black and feeling happy to have another Christmas card done for the holidays.

For this card, my MISTI was a most helpful tool.  I love to color on my stamps and this tool helps me add layers of color to create a watercolored looking design.

I began by using some Painter's Tape to mask the edges of my paper.  I wanted a nice clean white border left around the stamping.  I positioned  the Penny Black  Cones and Berries stamp inside my MISTI, colored with Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process, layering the colors from light to dark.  When that was dry, I used some Antique Linen Distress Stain to watercolor the background.  By using a lot of water with the stain, I was able to create shadows around my branches.  
The pinecones looked a bit washed out so I painted in some details using white acrylic paint and splattered some over the whole piece to look like snow.
I stamped the sentiment from the Festive Cheer set using black Memento ink.



 Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

Simply Create Too- CHRISTMAS COLORS



Allsorts Challenge- LET'S MAKE A START ON CHRISTMAS



Have a great weekend and thanks so much for visiting.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ ink- Memento/ Distress stain/ white acrylic paint/ MISTI/ Memento markers/ paintbrush/ painter's tape/ Mini mister


17 comments:

  1. Beautifully designed card! Love all the detail :)

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  2. Oh, Karen, how GORGEOUS! I love these pinecones...we have pine trees here in South Florida, but they are not the same without snow (not that I want snow - hehe!). Stunning card, as always, sweet friend! Loved seeing Adam with the HUGE fish! What a handsome guy!! Hugs! xoxo

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  3. Beautiful use of that stamp, Karen - love the details from the white acrylic paint.

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  4. This is so gorgeous, Karen, love the snow covered pine cones and lovely pops of red!

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  5. I am in awe of the wonderful shadows and highlights you achieved with this method of stamping! What an incredible effect and fabulous contrast! This is gorgeous, Karen!

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  6. Your background is so fabulous, Karen. I'm scared I'll ruin the image if I try it.

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  7. Wow! You are so talented! I just love this and wish I had that stamp now. I did buy some stickers with a similar design but I feel I will eventually need to have the stamp as well. You are making me always want more Penny Black products. LOL

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  8. One of my favorite card of the 2016 season! Thanks for sharing the details!

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  9. You always inspire me, Karen! Stunningly beautiful card--should be framed!

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  10. Gorgeous!! LOVE this card Karen. The colours are so beautiful. xx

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  11. This is gorgeous, my friend! I love the sepia tones that highlight the berries and pine cones so beautifully! Such snowy pine cones! Love them!

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  12. This is beautiful! Love the colors and your gorgeous background!

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  13. Absolutely Outstanding Karen! I love the sepia tones background and bits of snow :)

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  14. Your card is absolutely beautiful Karen and the white acrylic detail on your pine cones looks lovely. Barbxx

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  15. What a wonderfully designed card. Wintery perfection.

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  16. So pretty! I saw a card using all the elements and bought the stamps...now to make the cards!

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