Hi everybody. I have one of Beccy Muir's digital images another of the freebie ones, and unsurprisingly another wreath too, as I do love the wreath shape. I decided to use alcohol markers which I haven't used for I don't know how long. I felt as though I had lost the knack of using them and wasn't totally happy with the result and nearly threw it away, but the next day on looking at it again I decided it wasn't as bad as I thought. I only have a dozen of the Promarkers and the two tones of green are not terribly close in colour to get very natural shading, and there is only one brown which is a little darker for the background wreath than I would have liked, but since I finished the card it has grown on me.
I did the palest possible printing colour which is the equivalent of no line colouring and I used the same paper to print on. This time I checked and it is only 120gsm so thinner than I was thinking. I decided to cut it out to place it over the embossed background which is a Crafter's Companion embossing folder called Frosted Elegance. I decided as my card is 300gsm to spray it with a little water before dry embossing to see if it would etch it a little more deeply and I think that it does look more pronounced, so a success. I added the wreath backed with a bit of foam for dimension, and then die cut a sentiment from red card to add beneath.
Thank you for coming to visit my blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Beccy's Place December Challenge - Anything Goes/optional: Bingo Grid.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 705 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - No. 69 If It's Christmassy, Link It Up!
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes.
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - No. 47 Anything Christmas Goes.
Peace on Earth Challenge - No. 29 Anything Christmas Goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - No. 623 Anything Christmas Goes. (Sadly after 12 years Hazel has decided to make it the last challenge at the end of the year)
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes.
Country View Challenges - December - Christmas.