Saturday 6 December 2014

Peace on Earth - Christmas card

Hello everyone.

It’s my turn to post a project over on the Country View Crafts Project Blog today and I have added another of my favoured red, white and kraft collage designs.

I just loved this prancing deer the first time I saw him and at last I had found a chance to use him.

It would be lovely if you could join me at CVC Project Blog to se how this card came together.
Chris is visiting today, so it will be lovely to see her with exchanges of gifts etc ready for the big day.

I hope all is well with you.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxx

Update - copied from CVC

Hi everyone, Brenda here and welcome one and all to what is my penultimate post here at the CVC Project Blog before Christmas. I hope your preparations are going well, I still have quite a bit to do, but will be ready for the hectic three days we have planned. I just love this time of year.
I have another Christmas card for you today made in the red, white and kraft colours and collage design that I am favouring this year. It uses the wonderful prancing deer die that I also love.
I started by spraying my card with some glimmer mists and home made distress ink sprays mixed with perfect pearls
I was planning the design in my head and on the card and gathered the paper elements I wanted to used, tearing them to size, stamping and inking edges as I wanted.
I gathered die-cut pieces together and made my sentiment …..
.. and coloured up the deer using distress inks and the sprays. I used the stamping block technique for this and will do a quick step by step for it on another project as it’s such an easy way to get this distressed look.
As this is an 8 x 8 card I decided to add a tag to the design and textured it using one of Tim’s embossing folders and distress inks and stamped the gorgeous little gingerbread house blueprint.
I went over the house with a water brush, some distress inks and picket fence distress paint to create that snowy scene.
This is then how it all came together…..
the two deer were glued together so that there was a double aspect to him which gave him both height and dimension ….
… the shabby bow was died to blend in with the colour scheme
… and the collage came together with some additional pieces to balance the composition.
Thanks for sharing in my Christmas card making, I still have a few more to make so you could possibly see one more before Christmas.