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Saturday, 11 August 2012

There are new stamps recently released over at Chocolate Baroque on a Christmas theme, and I've used one of the new sets to make a sample that I've also posted on the Design Team Blog today.

My project uses a large gate stamp from the Christmas Creatures stamp plate, which I have stamped onto a 5" x 7" card. I masked the image, using Eclipse masking tape, and created a background using Pan Pastels. I used a second card the same size, and stamped a house from the New England Winter stamp plate onto the opposite side of this card, so that it would face the first image. I also masked this image, as before, and created a background with Pan Pastels. I then watercoloured both images with Distress markers and a waterbrush, adding more colour to the images directly with the pens for shading, and drawing it out with the waterbrush, until I was happy with the finish.

I cut the aperture out of the centre of the gate, added some gems to the large tree and some glitter to represent some snow.

I added some smaller gems to the tree on the second picture and more glitter.

I had quite a limited colour selection of blue Pan Pastels, so I put white Pan Pastel over my card first, so that the blue did not appear too dark. It gives quite a Wintery feel to the sky as well, I think.

I then trimmed a little piece from the inner edges of each card, and stuck the two cards together.

So now you can see the house through the arch of the gateway. I haven't added a sentiment to the card yet, but I will add one later once I have decided who I will send the card to at Christmas time. These new stamps are very versatile, because they mix in with a lot of the older sets that I already have, as you can see from this sample. I have several more projects planned using some of the new stamps and blending them with my older sets, I really like to do this. I'll be back in a few days with another sample for you, thanks for stopping by, xx




14 comments:

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I laughed as soon as I saw this card Judith. When I first saw the stamps on the website, this is just the image that flew right into my head, and I must say it looks fantastic.

Sue x

Aquarius said...

This is a brilliant way of combining the old with the new stamps and the colouring is great. My wish list is growing!

Zoe said...

Fab card, such a lot of detail, beautiful colouring in great idea placing the house behind xxxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Like you I love the versatility of being able to mix the new releases with older ones. Your PanPastel background is lovely & the effect - as you say - is quite wintery. The colouring of that gate is aboslutely goregoues & I love the sparkly bits which are not OTT but just hinting at the frostiness.
A super idea to have the complementary scenes inside & out.
Paula (PEP)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Judith your card is gorgeous, love both images and your colouring & highlighting with pen makes these images pop. Love it ! Shirleyx

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Judith. I love the images and the colours are so beautiful

hugs Sue

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Judith, those houses are fab
Lindsay xx

May said...

Gorgeous creation.... the images are fabulous.. the design & detail.. Is Brillant.. Hugs May x x x

Abbie721 said...

Judith this is absolutely stunning an so enchanting just love it x

Keren Howell said...

Really pretty and great technique!

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Love this Judith... The colours and layout are fab, Px

Kathryn said...

Oh fabby x

Anonymous said...

Love your card Judith especially the way you look through the gateway.
Suexxx

besitos said...

This is gorgeous, love the technique, great idea :) x

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