Friday 30 September 2022

Peaceful Night

Hi everyone.  I have a rather late entry for the September Rudolph Days Challenge using this new Woodware stamp called Peaceful Night, bought recently from a local craft fair and having its first outing. The challenge is run by Mo over at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo, and it opens on the 25th and runs to the end of the month, and I had forgotten that this is a shorter month, so a bit of a scramble to get a card in..I do need to get on with them so I'm not making them until the last possible

I decided to stamp this Bethlehem scene on to black card and used WOW Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder.  I got out my Sakura Starlight pens and having coloured one or two of the houses realised that they looked a bit pale so I used a little white gesso with a water brush over each to lighten then added the colours which then looked a bit too bright, so I dabbed it with some tissue whilst wet to remove a little of the colour so that they looked softer, not a terribly realistic look but very bright and shimmery using shades of red, orange, blue and purple and also silver and gold.  I finished by adding a sentiment using the same embossing powder and also ran the gold Sakura pen around the edge of the piece before adding it to a DL card.

Thank you for joining me here today and I hope you can visit again soon.

I am also entering the following challenges:

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 124 Anything Christmas Goes.
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - No. 45 Anything Christmas Goes.
NBUS Challenge - No. 42 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge No. 613 Anything Christmas Goes.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 439 Any Occasion.


Aquarius said...

That's a super stamp and I can imagine this card looks spectacular in real life.

Jenny L said...

Hi Pat,
Happy Rudolf Days.
What a very gorgeous tamped card and it is such a very wonderful design too.
Love the heat emboosing it looks very luxurious and stunning.
Your colouring with those pens is excellent as well.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Viv said...

A lovely card Pat - I have this stamp too and used silver on navy card! I wish though I had coloured it like this instead of just leaving the outline because yours looks so much better! Love it. x

cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous stamp Pat, I love the card you've created with it. Beautifully embossed on the black card, it's a very elegant design, Kate x

Liz said...

A fabulous card Pat, the stamp is beautiful. The gold embossing lovely against the black background and I love all the different coloured buildings. xx

Sarn said...

Love the way you’ve embossed and coloured this card. Looks very striking - great contrast. Xxx

Marjan said...

It's a bauty, Pat! The stamp is very pretty and the effect of the gold with the lovely colors is really stunning on black! Have a lovely weekend!

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Pat...lovely stamp,the gold embossing and the coloured building really pop out against the black background


Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous effect on Black, love the soft colours ♥

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Such an unusual and stunning card Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at MLC and we would love to see you in our future challenges
Elaine DT

Izzy Scrap said...

Gorgeous card ! Love this beautiful stamp and the way you coloured it. It looks stunning on black. Love it ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing at ATSM.

Inkyfingers said...

What a striking design, Pat! Love the rich gold and the jewel colours you chose - the really pop on the black background.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.
Carol x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I have this stamp and haven't thought of jewel colours, I must see what I can do to try this effect. Your card is just gorgeous.
Faith x

Susan said...

I was searching the internet to see how people had used this stamp and came across your gorgeous card! I love the brilliant colours on the black background - so vibrant and shimmery. I recently bought that stamp and will have to try using it on black!

p.s. thank you for all the wonderful comments you leave on my blog. I really appreciate it!