Wednesday, 26 August 2015

August Rudoph Days

Another Christmas card today!  I do love getting festive early!


For this one I cut a square of watercolour card and added masking tape to the whole edge.  I popped Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks on a tile, spritzed with water then used a damp paintbrush to add the ink to the watercolour card.  I dried with a heat gun then used my fingers to add some droplets of water then dried with a piece of kitchen roll.  I added some shimmer by spraying generously with glimmer mist - this also moved the colours around a bit adding to the background effect.  Then I removed the masking tape - I always look forward to that bit, its fun to see the effect! The stamping is all done in Black Versafine embossed with clear detail powder. The stamps are all HobbyArt - the tree from Woodland Glade Scene It and the sentiment and stamp from Christmas Post.   I went around the edge with a fine black marker twice, overlapping the two wavy lines then filled the crossovers with glue using a glue pen then added Cosmic Shimmer Sea Blue Glitter.  My friend Sue gave me the glitter as part of my birthday present.  She gave me a box filled with all sorts of crafty goodies!  Thank you Sue if you are reading this!  I also added some Cosmic shimmer Diamond Sparkles to the main image.  I didn't add too much stamping to the background as I really liked how the inky, glimmery background looks.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

August Rudolph Days - Christmas - Anything Goes
HobbyArt - Blue
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Ditch The Design Papers
The Craft Barn - Spray  (I used glimmer mist spray which I adore!)

These are all fab challenges and fab blogs!

Thank you so much for visiting me - I appreciate it lots and lots!  Take Care. Christine xxx

18 comments:

Julia said...

I am also a fan of the glimmer mist. Great effect on this piece, very nice work.
Julia

scrappymo! said...

Wow! Love this arty card. You did a wonderful job of that background...I will have to try to remember to give the glimmer mist a try over my watercolour paper backgrounds.

Loved the glitter in between the broder wavy lines...it looks great.

Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph days Challenge.

LesleyG said...

Oh wow I love this! Fabulous background and such a cool and different sentiment xxx

Jane Willis said...

What a gorgeous card - I love the background, and the glittered border is a great idea
Jane

SARN said...

Looks wonderful Chris.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous, frosty looking, shimmery scene, Chris ... and such a brilliant doodled and glittered border ... just fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Jacee said...

Lovely design Chris
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Kathleen said...

Great colours and images, cute postage stamp, really lovely card.

Kath x

Becca Cruger said...

I love the look of that watercolor panel. It's a stunning focal scene!

Babs Watson said...

Love how you have done your edges and adding the glimmer mist gives it the perfect finish.beautiful background and card...thank you for sharing your card with us at Sparkles Christmas...

Babs...x

Sandra H said...

Oh this is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge "No Designer Paper“ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Cazro said...

A beautiful card, so nice to see your artful design. Thanks for joining in the fun at Sparkles Christmas Caz DT.

May said...

Hi Christine,
What a Beautiful card, I adore the design & the water effect is amazing I love doing that...Love the stamps...
Hugs May x x x

MaryH said...

A cool icy feel to the background, and the pearly spray added so much misty glimmer to this card. Wonderfully sharp edges too...And I like that sparkling twisted ribbon border around the edges. Enjoyed seeing this over at Rudolph Day. TFS

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous card! I always like the look of masking off a piece, fussing with it and then removing the mask. Like you said there is that anticipation of seeing the final result. I love the wavy glittery border too!

Kimbo said...

Beautiful background, really sets the stamping off

Thanks for playing along at Sparkles Christmas Challenge x

maggie said...

A great card. I love the way you achieved the snow effect with your finger.

Jackie said...

brrr .... the weather is definitely changing, but perhaps not that cold yet!!
Your card is beautiful, Chris. I love how you have created the snow. Jx