Welcome to Week 14 of Heart of Christmas from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.
I've been wanting to use the lovely silhouette of Santa and his sleigh from the Jolly Seasons Dies for a while. This week I got out my reinkers and Shimmery White paper to create a night sky background.
I started with the ground at the bottom of the the piece of Shimmery White paper and then worked upwards with Pretty Peacock, Highland Heather and Night of Navy. Water colour washes aren't my forte, but the 2 things I learned from this card, was to not be afraid of water and wait until it is really dry before passing judgement! I wasn't super happy with the blending, so I spritzed it heavily with water after I had the colour on and it really helped to blend them together. It does take quite a while for the art piece to dry naturally, so you need to be paitent. I stamped the tree from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink at the bottom after I was sure it was dry.
To give it more of a night sky look, I mixed up a few drops of Frost White Shimmer paint and some rubbing alcohol and flicked it onto the piece with a dry aquapainter. You need to be paitent with this process too, so you get a nice fine coverage and not too many blobs. I used my black dimensionals for the first time to pop up Santa and the sleigh on the finished art piece.
I finished with the greeting from Itty Bitty Christmas stamped in Pretty Peacock onto a Whisper White banner, with a narrow banner of Highland Heather underneath. I added a trio of stars from the Snowflake Sequins and a tiny rhinestone coloured with Poppy Parade Blends on the nose of the first reindeer.
All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store. If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for you.
|Stamps||Itty Bitty Christmas, Rooted in Nature|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Basic Black, Highland Heather, Shimmery White|
|Ink||Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow|
|Accessories||Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Snowflake Sequins|
|Tools||Jolly Seasons Dies, Big Shot, Black Dimensionals, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Rubbing Alcohol, Poppy Parade Blends, Reinkers (Crumb Cake, Pretty Peacock, Highland Heather, Night of Navy)|
The lovely Sharon Davern is hosting us tonight, so pop over to her blog for the links to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight.
Dont't forget there are another 2 days of the Online Extravaganza. It is a great time to stock up on your card stock for the Regals and Neutrals colour collections and to change over your ink pads to the new foam style. Plus there are 8 popular stamp and die bundles that are now reduced 15% - Band Together, Bloom & Grow, Dino Days, Free As A Bird, Memorable Mosaic, Parcels & Petals, Path of Petals and To A Wild Rose. You can find all of the discounted items in one location in my Online Store.
Thanks for visiting today!