Thursday, 20 December 2018

12 Cards of Christmas #8

Sleigh Ride

I haven't had time to create any more cards after this one and the Christmas prep is taking up so much of my time but I love it. I may have over estimated how many different designs I could get done!


For this card I found an old flat square stamp and used it to create the blue square by pressing some iced spruce and faded jeans distress oxides onto it, spritzing with water and stamping onto watercolour paper.


I took an old set of Tim's stamps called Deco Christmas and stamped the sleigh with black archival. I used the stamp platform and went over it 3 or 4 times but noticed that the textured watercolour paper was preventing a smooth and filled in print and the oxides could also be seen as if they were coming to the surface of the black prints. You can see in this photo below.

 
I decided to try a paintbrush and some carbon black decoart fluid media acrylic and although it was a bit of a faff painting eight of them it certainly did the trick


So I ended up with a lovely collection of these that went to The Packhouse at Runfold, near Farnham. I need to go and check to see if they have all gone!



xxx



11 comments:

Susanne said...

I have checked all your Christmas cards so far and I’m impressed. Such variation. Awesome cards Brenda. Merry Christmas. / Hugs Susanne

Jane said...

More beauties Brenda, I hope you sold lots! I'm glad you rescued the image.. it looks fab. Hope the preps are getting done...5 more sleeps! xxx

A Pink said...

Yet aother fanblous set of cards , Brenda . Love the design. Tfs x

froebelsternchen said...

Gorgeous designs - both cards are amazing Brenda!

Meggymay said...

Another beautiful set of cards, fantastic designs Brenda.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

Oh Brenda, I bet these sold out straight away! I just love the design and that is a great tip about painting over the stamping, they look amazing! Hugs, Anne xx

Lisa said...

They're so gorgeous!! I love that square background!! I would've never thought of painting over the sleigh stamp!! It looks amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Angela Radford said...

More gorgeous cards Brenda, love them xXx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE the watercolory sky on these, and can't decide if the strip of dotted paper or the ruler is best...both win!

Gina said...

Wishing you a Blessed Yuletide, and looking forward to your many wonderful creations in the coming New Year XXX

butterfly said...

Iced Spruce + Faded Jeans = scrumptious! I love those inky blocks, and the simple stamping works beautifully to let them shine.
Alison x