Monday 11 December 2017

Shabby Christmas card - Snowflake Noel

Following Andy Skinner's class at Ministry of Mixology where he used layers of chalk paint for the base layers I came home and tried out using those layers as the actual technique for a set of shabby stand up Christmas cards to put into the Pack House to see if they would sell. (Fingers crossed).

I used DecoArt Chalky Finish Legacy with a tiny amount of black and Everlasting for the two layers with some beautiful tando Creative snowflakes and some die-cut stars and a border and I also used the Tim Holtz Vintage Tidings sentiment words.
I'm not going to share the exact technique here but it might well come up in one of my Technique Tuesday posts that will return in the new year.

I love the very shabby, snowy effects ........

.... and the wintry feel to this card.

The sentiment has been die cut from coredinations card and sanded so that it is in keeping wth the overall effects.

A Tim Holtz easel die cut means this card can stand and be a piece of Christmas art in it's own right.

There are a few more details over on the Tando Creative blog and I've got another couple of designs coming up before the big day arrives.

I hope you're snug and warm at home if you've had the snow this past couple of days, I am on the Surrey/Hampshire border and apart from some sleet showers have not seen any of it. 

Take care and have a good week.

hugs Brenda xxx