Friday, 15 August 2014

Christmas in July




Hi crafter's

I have made this card for the Indigoblu challenge, as the title says it's Christmas in July. I used the Ickle Christmas Tree stamp for my main image. The background was made with the Gelli plate. I do like icy colours for Christmas so I used various blues. To begin I used some dark blue acrylic paint applied with a brayer, lay a dots stencil from That Special Touch over the paint then copier paper. Rub over with your hand or the brayer then remove the paper and stencil. Place your card on the Gelli plate, rub over as before then take a print. Next put some turquoise paint on the plate as before, put the clocks stencil by Creative Expressions over the paint then the copier paper. Take a print. To build up more texture put some pale blue paint on the plate. This time I used sequin waste, as it's not very wide I did the top and bottom separately, use the copier paper to dab some of the paint off then take a print. Place the Paper Doilie stencil by Mr Huey in the bottom right hand corner and gently colour through the stencil with Denim ink, this stencil is quite delicate so be careful. The next thing I did was stamp the tree on to the background with Flitter glue and used gilding flakes but it just got lost and didn't stand out. So I did the tree again on a piece of white scrap card, die cut a circle. Colour the baubles in blue. When the circle is put in place you can still see some of the gilding flakes but I liked the look so a happy accident! I wanted the look of snow on the card so I embossed acetate with Swiss Dots embossing folder, then wiped white gesso over to fill the holes, wipe off any excess. Die cut a circle to fit and glue over the top of the tree. Run a dark blue promarker pen around the edges to frame. To embellish I used a die cut flourish and some small snowflakes. Apply some glue and glitter. Stick in place and add some gems. That's about it for this time, hope you like it.

Thanks for looking

Sally

11 comments:

  1. Lovely design Sally, thanks for sharing it in the IndigoBlu Challenge
    P xx

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  2. It beautiful Sally.A great blog too.

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    1. Thanks Naomi, glad you enjoy reading the blog.

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  3. This is beautiful .... I love that little stamp!
    The background is fab .... great colours and I do like your happy accident with the touch of gilding flakes. Thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

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  4. Brilliant background, love it!

    Thanks for entering the IndigoBlu Challenge
    Clare

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    1. Thank you Clare, really appreciated.

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  5. Fab card, thank you for joining us at Indigoblu this month. x

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  6. Love the way the circles in the background echo those baubles! Thank you for joining us at IndigoBlu. Jenny x

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    1. Thanks for the comment, so glad you like it.

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