Monday, October 1, 2007

Festive Wishes

Happy Monday! And happy start to the October month! I hope that everyone had a great weekend, and that you were able to spend some quality time with those you love. I know I did!
October is a fantastic month – and this next weekend is one of my favourites – Thanksgiving! Great food and smells in the kitchen, good friends, time with family – lots to be thankful for!
AND – Sunshine Designs is coming out with some fantastic new holiday stamps – which will be available right after the Thanksgiving weekend! Wait until you see them – again they are all MUST HAVES!

So let’s start off this week with a nice quick traditional Christmas card. It’s definitely time to start thinking about getting serious on making your Christmas cards for this year. The holidays will be here in no time.

Festive Wishes:
Card dimensions 5 ½ h x 4 ¼ w

Materials: CS – Bamboo (CTMH), Real Red (SU!), Green (Bazzill); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Archival Black (CTMH), Real Red (SU!); Stamps – Christmas 2 cube, Christmas 1 Word cube (Sunshine Designs); Tombow markers, waterbrush, Pop Dots, foam tape, glitter glue (Crayola).

To make the main image, I stamped 2 copies of the Holly sprig, watercolouring all of 1 of the images, and only the leaves of the other image. I then cut those coloured holly leaves out and used small pieces of foam tape to layer those leaves on top of the main image leaves. It’s a nice 3-D effect, and a simple way to add even more depth to an image.

Until next time, have a great day!


Flossie's Follies said...

Beautiful, love how you shaded around the image on this card.

Kalyber said...

Excellent coloring. I had to take a second look to see it wasn't a dimensional add on. Great job.

Corie said...

This is such a beautiful holiday card -- love it