Good Morning Ladies,
Well I'm pleased to report that I actually managed a few hours sleep on Sunday night, I felt better for it too, although I have an awful lot to catch up on!
I felt like I really wanted to get into my craft room and have a play, so after we waved off Paul's parents and I had helped Paul get ready for work, (packing his lunch & Dinner), I went and just sat at my desk for about half an hour, trying to remember where I had 'rehomed' everything while I was reorganising (as a method of distraction from the stress of the last few weeks,)! I literally had no idea where i had put anything, but it didn't take long for me to relocate the essentials.
I then opened my Creative Stamping Magazine and decided to have a go at a few of their techniques
Today's card started out as a light aqua colour card, I stamped the Miseltoe Bunch onto the aqua card and added the sentiment underneath. Then I started to blend Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink around the stamped image getting darker as I got nearer the edges of the card, I then took a white pencil and coloured the inside of the leaves and ribbon, making the white stand out more, the next step was to flick some water onto the card and blot off any excess water with kitchen roll, this step really adds texture to the background. To give the card a bit of sparkle I added a spritz of my new Heidi Swapp Clear Sparkle spray.
To finish the card I mounted the stamped piece onto a piece of silver glitter card, leaving narrow border, the final job was to adhere the whole piece onto a plain white base card.
I actually really like how this card turned out, it's quite a modern looking Christmas card.
It was so to just feel like I wanted to sit and make something, I will share the 'non Christmas ' part of my challenge tomorrow.
I hope that you all have a lovely day, wrap up warm!
Love and HUGE hugs all round,