Used To Make This Card:
Penny Black Jolly Friends Stamp Set (not easy to find at present).
Versafine Smokey Gray Ink.
Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Walnut Stain and Picked Raspberry.
Adirondack Inks - Sunshine Yellow and Stonewashed.
Marianne Embossing Folder - Snowflakes.
Crealies Nesting Dies with Dots (not available here at present).
Silver Mirri Card.
Cosmic Shimmer White PVA.
I started with a piece of white card on which I stamped the image using Versafine Smokey Gray ink. I then coloured the image using the inks mentioned above applied with a waterbrush. To get the paler colour for the body of the Hedgie I mixed a little pink into the yellow and added a little brown. The hands and feet I added more brown to make them a little darker.
I cut this piece with one of the rectangle dies and then embossed with the snowflakes, and in order to cover the rectangular shape I had to extend it a little. I then used the next biggest die to cut the silver mirri mat and I adhered the topper to the mat. I then adhered this to the white base card which started out as an 8" x 8" card and cut a piece off the side and the top to frame the layer nicely. It ended up approximately 7" x 51/4".
I finished with the White PVA on the umbrella, on the ground around the Hedgies and I added some extra dimension to the snowflakes in the coloured area. I then die cut the sentiment from some silver mirri card.
That's all for today but I'll be back again soon.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Winter or Christmas.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.