Wednesday, December 3, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 6, "Home for Happy Holidays"

Hi Everyone!

Today's card was another challenging re-creation for me, primarily because I did not have the set of dies that Kristina used for the housing scene. The closest I could come to a matching image was one from Hero Arts "Right at Home." I stamped it in Pine Needles Distress ink and then fussy cut the image and used W1 Copic marker to add a little shading around the edges and in the windows. I also free cut some "snowy slopes" from some white card stock.


For the background, I used a watercolor brush to paint Seedless Preserves, Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough and Crushed Olive across some Strathmore Water Color Paper and let it dry naturally. I find the color remains true if you let it dry on its own, as opposed to using a heat gun to speed dry.
The Christmas trees are from Simon Says Stamp which I stamped with pine needle ink, cut out and embellished with some stickles. The "Happy Holidays" sentiment is from the same set I used yesterday.

For the finishing touches, I added some snow to the sky with the a bit of blank canvas acrylic paint and then shaded in a bit of road/driveway shading under the house.

Thanks for visiting me again. I'll see you tomorrow for day 7!

Challenges:

1. Crafty Sentiments Design:  Anything Goes
2. Loves Rubber Stamps: Anything Goes
3. Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
4. Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes

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