Thursday 6 July 2017

Christmas Kisses for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps, it's sneaky peek time :o)

 This is one of the cards that I have made for Leonie's shows on Hochanda next Thursday, 13th July, featuring some of her Christmas stamps. The shows are scheduled for 8am, 12pm and 4pm and will also feature dies and embossing folders.

First I stamped the two birds from the Perch stamp set onto Kraft card with Black Archival ink - positioned so they are kissing each other

Next I added some mistletoe - this was cut from the Festive Foliage stamp

I added a couple of sprigs directly above them

then added more along the top of the card.

I coloured the birds in with Copper and Berry sparkle pens

and the mistletoe with Clear sparkle pen with a tiny bit of Holly Leaf mixed in. The berries were painted in with Zinc White acrylic.

For the first half of the greeting I painted a scrap of Kraft card with a wash of Zinc White then stamped over with 'Christmas' from the Christmas Greetings set.

For the second I masked off the swirly part of the 'Kisses' stamp from an older set (called Love Hearts) and stamped onto Kraft card with Black Archival ink.

Then I painted over with a mix of clear/Holly Leaf sparkle pen and left it to dry.
I doodled a border around with a black fineliner pen to match the style of the 'Christmas' part.

I decided last minute to tone down the sparkle pen on the birds and went over the top with a wash of Zinc white. I think this blends in better with the Kraft card.

To ground the birds I painted some Zinc White along the bottom of the card then I doodled in some legs and feet with the fineliner pen. Some black pearls for eyes finish it off.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
My Time to Craft #349 Christmas in July
Unicorn Challenge #23 Christmas in July
Inky Chicks #85 Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge N is for new, O is for Old (the bird stamps are new)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas Goes
The Crazy Challenge #252 animal
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge #212 Bling, glitter or glossy (used sparkle pens)

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Fikreta said...

so pretty!

Carole Pollard said...

So cute this is a great idea thanks for sharing Love and hugs Carole x

Jane said...

Love the simplicity of those stamps and you've really showcased them perfectly. Thanks for playing at HLS Christmas Challenge.

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft :)

Anonymous said...

Super cute card x

Helen said... sweet!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Carissa Harper said...

Lovely card. Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas Challenge.