Sunday, 27 December 2009

watercoloured santa

I hope you all had an amazing and cheery holiday! I know I sure did! Exciting news: I am posting from my new laptop for the first time! Yes Santa was good to me :) So here is one of my last Christmas cards. It was super simple to put together after I finished colouring the image. I used my inkpads and a damp brush to do this technique. The edges were distressed using my tea dye distress ink and my Tim Holtz edge distresser.
Later this week I will be posting some Christmas tags! Some were inspired by Tim holtz's 12 tags of Chrismas and some are just ones that I went crazy with. Please check back soon!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

decorated tree version 2

This card is the same as the one I posted yesterday, but with a new colour scheme. I really like how these colours and the ripped border turned out but I like the chain on the other one better.
Only 2 more sleeps until Christmas morning! We recieved our parcel in the mail from our relatives in Manitoba today! It is starting to feel like christmas now. The 2 feet of snow on the ground helps a bit with that too :)

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

decorated vintage tree

Here is the new and improved version of the card I posted a few minutes ago (scroll down to see it or click this link)

As you can see I added the flower, used a bigger tree stamp and added the chain decoration. Other than that the colours and layout are similar.
I really love what the old chain garland on the tree adds to the card. I like to include something "exciting" on every card.

Check back soon for the "decorated tree version 2" of this card. Same layout, new colour scheme!

vintage tree card

As I make Christmas cards each season, I get more comfortable with my supplies as I go. This was one of my favourites in the first bunch of cards but I have improved and added to it since then.I will be posting the new and improved version very shortly! I hope you enjoy both.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

oh christmas tree

We finally got our tree up this morning! It looks awesome! I haven't even finished my shopping yet and the card situation: about half have been mailed. I still need to make the ones for my friends and coaches. This is one of my favourite cards I have made so far this christmas. I like it mostly because of the flower/sprocket gear/charm combination. Three of my very favourite things all together! I stamped the tree first using a detail black pigment. Next I stamped the tree again on some scrap paper, cut out the rough shape and used it as a mask. I then stamped the french script on top.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

crackle christmas

So instead of keeping up with my blog I have been very busy making Christmas cards. Hopefully I will get to share all of them eventually (or atleast my favourite ones) I recently bought a new Tim Holtz stamp set! It is called Mini Muse and has all sorts of awesome vintage images. On this card I used the bingo stamp and the ticket stamp. Love them both!
I tried something new on my grungeboard piece. First I painted it with crackle paint, then I dripped some tea dye re-inker on it. While the ink was wet I added a layer of glossy accents. This mixed with the ink a bit giving a neat effect.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

the first Christmas card!

Happy December! So far this winter it has been pretty tame weather but yesterday the real Canadian snow hit. We had a blizzard! We got about 20 cm of snow but the crazy winds have made drifts everywhere! Some are up to 5 feet deep at my place! I cannot wait to go sledding! With the first big snow comes the first Christmas card! I used some old Cosmo Cricket paper for the main part.
I wraped some hemp twine around the main panel. I used a black Glitz Design rub-on in the background. A safety pin with a knot of ribbon finishes the look.