Hello Everyone, I'm here with the second inspirational project for our December challenge at the Country View Challenges. The theme is: Christmas
This is a quite big, an 18x24 cm banner without the tinsel. For making this big banner, I had to use the Sizzix Plus Banners Framelits dies.
For creating this banner, I stamped the Christmas image onto a Neenah Solar White paper with Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Then following an original Thomas Nast illustration I started to colour my image with Copic Sketch markers. The stamp I used was Hot Pick Xmas 04.
Then I stamped the Merry Christmas text to a watercolour paper with Ranger Archival Potting Soil ink. I cut the text out with scissors and with a brush I adhered watered Antique Linen ink. For this, I used an Antique Linen reinker. The text was part of the Eclectica Scrapcosy 08 set.
The first layer of this card was a watercolour paper and I stamped the snowflakes randomly for creating a background for my Santa. For this, I used the Noel Plate 4 stamp set and to be able to stamp the snowflakes randomly, I cut the snowflakes stamp apart to get 12 individual snowflake stamps. I stamped the snowflakes with Ranger Archival Watering Can ink.
When I was ready with this, again I aged the paper by adding diluted Antique Linen ink on the surface.
For more ageing, I distressed the edges with a knife and inked the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress ink.
Then I toned back the snowflakes and the Antique Linen colour with a little white paint. For this, I always use the Amsterdam White acrylic paint because there's not too much pigment in the paint, so it doesn't cover and make disappear the image underneath. So it's perfect for fading.
I spattered the banner with diluted Vintage Photo ink, I dried the ink with my heat tool, then I adhered the images to this banner.
Then I cut out a second layer from green cardstock and aged the edges.
The next layer was a red cardstock and I stamped the snowflakes randomly around the edges with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.
I put the banner together, punched two holes for the tinsel twine and added four mirrored stars to the corners of the banner.
Then, for protection, I covered the whole banner with Micro Glaze.
Do you know that this Santa image by Thomas Nast was the first drawing which portrays Santa as a fat, jolly man in a red suit?
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Thank you for stopping by and merry Christmas to you!!!
Hello Everyone, I'm so excited to show you my latest make, a Christmas card with these cute little gingerbread men.
The first layer of this card is a kraft paper. And I used the same kraft paper to cut out my gingerbread men with the gingerbread dies of the Fresh Baked #2 set. I cut them twice and glued the two pieces together to give them dimensions.
I spattered them with diluted white acrylic paint and Vintage Photo Spray Stain, then I inked the edges with Vintage Photo ink.
The letters were cut out from red cardstock with Alphanumeric Thinlits dies (3/4" tall). I inked the edges of the letters with Vintage Photo.
The second layer was a green cardstock which was a little smeared with white acrylic paint then inked the edges with Vintage Photo.
I did the same with the red printed paper which was taken from the Christmas Paper Stash.
The greenery was blotted and spattered with white acrylic paint.
What I used:
Sizzix Thinlits die, Fresh Baked by Tim Holtz (663116)
Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric, 3/4" tall by Tim Holtz (660056)
Sizzix Thinlits die, Mini Holiday Greens by Tim Holtz (661597)
Hello everyone, here is my second banner, the pair of my earlier banner. Like at my first banner, the first layer of this banner was made by copying and mixing two of my Christmas cards, this and this.
This is quite a big, an 18x26 cm banner.
The 2nd, 3rd and 4th layers were cut out with Sizzix Plus Banners Framelits dies. Spattered with diluted white acrylic paint and Vintage Photo Spray Stain.
The first layer was painted with blue acrylic paint then stencilled with Snowflake layering stencil using Opaque Matte Ranger Texture Paste.
The Poinsettia was coloured with Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple markers, the pine leaves with Evergreen Bough, the holly with Mowed Lawn. Then tapped a little white paint to the edges, when they were dry, I tapped with Glossy Accents and put them to the Clear Rock Candy Glitter jar.
I show you how I built the first layer of my banner.