Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Edwin's Winter Ski Day!

Hi there,
Thanks for stopping by and visiting today! It's been a bit of a mad christmas rush the last couple of days but I think I'm almost done! Christmas cards are written and I started a family news blog to share with family and friends around the world. It takes the pressure off having to write and send so many cards and I decided to try and take an environmentally friendly option to printing out so many christmas letters!
Anyway, to my card posting. This is the adorable skiing Edwin image that my friend Lorraine sent me in the mail. I was very excited to use it with my tree stamp and I love the scene it created. To start, I sponged Faded Jeans Distress Ink onto the background watercolour paper, then stamped the tree image with Memories Black. I used tombow markers to colour in the trees and a bit of an unexpected technique happened when the blue ink blended beautifully with the green marker and created additional colour depth to the trees! You can see from the picture where I didn't ink the background and the trees are much lighter. Sometimes you think you're making a mistake where in fact wondrous things can happen!! :)
I used the Magnolia snowflake image and stamped with Pearlescent Beige ink. The trees and ground have lots of liquid applique with crystal stickles to make the 'snow' sparkle. The sentiment from Stampendous is stamped onto acetate and cut out. A clear drying glue adhered it to the card.
And there you have it! This close-up image is to show you the sparkle on the snow and the card from a slightly different angle.
Thanks for looking and I hope if you are a skiier, that you get the chance to enjoy the slopes this christmas time!
Danielle x


Lorraine said...

Lovely Danielle. I just adore doing Christmas cards I must have enough for the next two years.

Rachel said...

Danielle this is a WONDERFUL card! You did a great coloring job and the scenery is amazing!! I'm sorry to hear you are under the weather especially for so long, I hope you feel better real soon!!


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