Monday, 1 September 2014

Blue Christmas

Hello Folks, I'd like to show you a coupe of cards using the newly released stamp sets fron Chocolate Baroque

My first card uses the Santa Baby stamp set. I wanted to use the sleigh flying through the air pulled by a reindeer, and so I looked through my older christmas stamp sets and found the perfect match on the Damask Reindeer stamp set. I stamped both of the images onto a piece of smooth watercolour paper, and then covered them with a mask. I also added a circle mask at this point. I coloured the background with a variety of blue Distress Inks, graduating to a deep purple at the bottom of the page. Around the circle, I added some yellow, to create a glowing effect. I spritzed the background with water to create a starry feel to the background, and added a little bit of Perfect Pearl spray for some extra shimmer.

I removed the masks, and coloured the images with Distress markers and a water brush. I stamped a tree from the Stained Glass Christmas stamp set along the bottom of the background, using Cottage Ivy Memento Ink and clear embossing powder. I added some grey shading to the moon, and stamped a sentiment taken from the Christmas Magic clear stamp set using black ink.

I have also created a card using the A Child is Born stamp set. I stamped the corner snowflake stamp around the edges of some watercolour paper using white embossing powder, and filled in the gaps with one of the smaller snowflakes to create a frame. I created a watercolour background using lots of blue toned gelatos. I blended them with my fingers and lots of water to get a soft effect. I added a touch of Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink around the edge. Once I was finished, I buffed the snowflakes with a piece of kitchen towel, so that they were nice and bright.

 I stamped the angel onto a separate piece of card, and coloured the image with pencils. Finally, I added the word 'Joy' to the background.

 My Team mates have some beautiful inspiration for you over the coming month on the Design Team Blog so please keep checking back. Thanks for stopping by, xx


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two wonderful cards Judith. I love the mix of stamps on the first card with the sleigh and raindeer. The angel on the second looks stunning surrounded by the snowflake corners.

Sue xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way the reindeer just leaps into the moon & is balanced by the way your sentiment is placed diagonally opposite also crossing over the moon's outline. The spritzed sky is a lovely touch complemented by the different texture of those embossed trees.
Your snowflake edging provides a lovely frame for the angel & I particularly like the way the softness of the gelato background blue is only just different to the blue of the her dress - adding to the sense of her being of the celestial stratosphere.
Paula (PEP)

craftimamma said...

Both these are beautiful cards buddy but my favourite is the angel. Your colouring is absolutely stunning!

Lesley Xx

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