Sunday, 16 April 2017

Merry Christmas and 'Tis the Season

I have created two Christmas cards this week using the inspiration at Merry Monday #243 - Create a Scene.  With the first card I painted the background using my Brushos with some help from a YouTube tute. ... using the tops of my tree stamps over a mask for the hilly slopes after the sky and slope shading was dry... I love this technique as you can multiple stamp the trees in different shades and pull the ink around with a wet brush. To finish I stamped and coloured my Santa, fussy cut and mounted him with 3D tape, then added a stamped sentiment.
For the second card I wanted to use these newish tree dies - after I cut them on textured card I swiped some darker green ink so the perforated branches would show a bit and dabbed about with some white gel pen.  For the background I stamped this village scene (forgot I had this) and cut away the top so I could use the bottom to mask off the snowy field.  I sponged Distress Ink in blues and grey and spritzed it with Perfect Pearls to create this lovely sky. When it was dry and stamped in the village and coloured the houses and added some shading on the slopes. To finish I mounted the panel onto a contrasting layer and added my trees and a stamped sentiment.
I am also posting to Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge for April - Anything Goes and to Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge #3 - Anything Goes.  Thanks for taking a peek


  1. Hi Robyn, Your two Christmas cards are lovely.

    Hope you are enjoying Easter. Sue

  2. Wow, two beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  3. Great scenes you've crated here.

  4. Beautiful winter scenes here, Robyn. Sometimes I wish to see a bit of snow here in QLD :) I love your brusho backgrounds and gorgeous stamping! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  5. So wonderful to see some Xmas cards this early in the year, reminds me that I need to add to my stash!! These are both beautifully coloured and your trees has such dimension and detail. So glad you shared these with us at Happy Little Stampers!


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn