Tuesday 25 December 2018

12 Cards for Christmas #12 - MERRY CHRISTMAS

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas day, may it be full of festive cheer, family fun and fabulous memory making.

Well I've made it - all 12 cards. It's been a marathon trying to get them all done since the beginning of December but woo hoo I have achieved it.

This is the last one using Tim's gorgeous Wise Men die.

I began by cutting watercolour paper to the size of the card and spending a little time adding layers of blue and yellow/orange/brown oxides and distress inks to get some initial colour onto the background. (I made 8 of these).

I rubbed distress glaze over the sandy layers and tore some paper to create a mask covering them. I stencilled the stars using a mixture of white modeling paste and white gesso then let them dry.

Next I dribbled, spritzed and dried cerulean blue through the night sky Any dribbles over the sandy area were quickly wiped away with no colour left behind. I repeated with prussian blue hue.

Then brayered with silver paint.

I gave the sanded areas a dirty wash of quinacridone gold which surprisingly got sucked into the paper very quickly so I gave it a coat of matte medium and when dry I painted over a dirty glaze of  quin gold, matte medium and paynes grey trying to put back some of the landscaping!

I distressed the edges with a distress tool and blended again this time with ground espresso and cut the wise men die using blue coredinations paper and sanded it before also blending the edges with the ground espresso.

I cut two of the stars in gold and just off-set them slightly and added a holiday talk sticker.

Sorry, some of the photos had to be taken without the light box as family were already here when I took them so they are rather dark and not such a good quality, but you get the feel and the look I'm sure.

To finish this is my conservatory Christmas tree this year.

Thank you all for your visits and comments, I really appreciate every one.

hugs Brenda xxx