Friday, 18 September 2015

Is It Christmas Yet?

Well, Martina mentioned it yesterday so I thought I'd take the plunge, so here's my first hint of Christmas. There, I said it :o)

So using the Dylusions Post Box Red and White Linen I created a masterboard on Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth with the Woodware Mini Brayer and using the corner, corner, side technique.  Once I was satisfied with the coverage I toned it down using some Cut 'n' Dry and White Linen and dabbed it all over until once again I was happy with the result.

I cheated at this point because I didn't know what else to use on the background without going over the top so I chose some star and Christmas tree shaped biscuit cutters and spread a little each of the Starlight's Red and Silver on my craft mat and dipped then in and stamped them onto the card, first the red then the silver.

This is a sideways view and sorry I started to cut it out before remembering to photograph it :o)

I stamped the little Hobby Art Georgie & Robin Stamp (you may need to ask Lisa about this stamp) onto the master board then stamped it again on plain white card, (sorry I don't know what happened to the colour on this picture).

~~I think there were some of these stamps left after the Event Day. And they were in the sale. I'll try to find them next week & get them onto the website. Kirsten~~

I wanted to use a die cut shape from my stash for the snowman so layered it up with black card and stuck it together waiting to decorate.

I cut out the masterboard stamped snowman's jacket, some of the scarf, his buttons, the bobble and the robins red breast and paper pierced them onto the plain snowman.  Using the Dylusions Lemon Zest I painted the star and mixed a very small amount of the red with it to create an orangey colour for his carrot nose.  I then painted some Starlight's Red  onto the rest of the scarf, then coloured the Robin and snowman's arms using a brown water colour pencil.  I then used heated Fluffy Stuff for the scarf ends and the rim of the hat.

I used a 7" x 7" card and cut a black mat then cut some masterboard as a background sheet before layering on some white card that I'd cut the corners using a snowflake punch from my stash and put the cut outs to one side.

So matted the card all together and stamped a Hobby Art Christmas sentiment in the corner and used the little snowflake cut outs as extra embellishments pasted over the card.

Here's a close up of the snowman and the card again.

Once again thanks for dropping by to see my blog post, see you again next Friday.
Love Jan -x-



  1. Such a cute card! The masterboard is fab & the paper piecing from it is so effective.

  2. Lovely card Jan, the C word will definetly be here next month. Great blog post xx

  3. Oh no... the dreaded C word... Still, love what you've done with your snowman and the background painting makes an excellent background!


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