Hi there to everybody. Before anything else I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a happy, healthy and creative new year. I have had a most enjoyable blogging year, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who follows, or who drops by regularly, or even just occasionally, as I really appreciate your continued interest in what I do.
I have used this Serendipity stamp called Winter Fenceline once before, but last time I changed it to Autumn. That is the beauty of this stamp as you can make it any season you like by varying the colours.
I stamped the image on to a snippet of white card with Versafine Smokey Gray ink and coloured using Distress Inks and a brush and some water. The colours I used were Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Seedless Preserves, Walnut Stain and Mustard Seed. I did water the colours down well, especially the Seedless Preserves and the Mustard seed as I wanted it to be quite subdued. Afterwards I did add a little more yellow using a Spectrum Noir yellow pencil as the sun needed a little more colour and the pencils are more controllable for finishing touches I feel.
I cut the image using a Simon Says Stitched Squares die set and then added a mat from a snippet of dark blue. I then decided to back it with some embossed snowflakes using a Crafter's Companion Snow Flurry embossing folder and another snippet of white card. I also added three die cut snowflakes again cut from another snippet of white card using Craft Emotions Snow Crystals die set. I finished with a sentiment die cut from another snippet of dark blue card.
Thank you for visiting today.
I am entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Weeks 208 and 209 where we use up our snippets of card and paper etc.
Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge - December 2015.
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - December 2015. My favourite technique which I have used here is watercolouring with inks.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Winter Wonderland.