Monday, December 18, 2023

Three Trees


I am back - but slowly - the move went amazingly well - great small town help and all the 'big stuff' was moved by 1:30 p.m.  Now it's the sorting and culling as I become accustomed to living 'small'.
The internet did not get established until late last week, and with the distraction of unpacking, I have not been on line much at all - hence why this published itself before I could write it up - it was scheduled, but not finished.  Oops... my apologies

Out theme this month at We Love Stamping is Winter Foliage and Flowers - and this is solely foliage!

The green base was my starting point, and I stamped it with Versamark, using a very detailed, and large wreath stamp, then brushed over Kiwi perfect Pearls, which turned out more gold than green, but beautifully sparkly

The three trees are from Uniko, stamped and embossed onto some card that I had 'played' on months ago with watercolour paints and mica sprays - the sparkle continues.  

They were trimmed out and mounted on a small embossed panel of white card - the embossing was quite 'fine' and did not show up in the photo, but it was a repeat pattern of leaf shapes.
This panel was edged with gold embossing, and the wee 'stars' on top of the trees were stamped with Delicata Gold ink.

The sentiment came from the same set, and was gold embossed directly onto the base, which was also edged with gold embossing

I stamped the wreath on opposing corners of the inside panel, and also brushed them with the 
'kiwi' perfect pearls.

I decorated the envelope with three stamped trees, first in green and then gold, masking as I went to place them behind one another

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Christmas Going Around..


Thank you for taking the time to visit -
I will not be 'around' the internet for the next week or so as we are moving next weekend, and there is still a lot to be done, as well as a farewell and three Christmas 'Events'...

This card is for the start of the new, December Challenge at We Love Stamping,
where the challenge is to use Winter flowers or foliage.

There is also some other information to share:
A change to selecting Guest Designers as often those selected by the DT do not make contact, so in future anyone interested in being considered for a GDT spot should add GD against their name when entering. A Guest Designer will be selected from those entries and the Design Team will of course still select their Top 3.

I started by brushing the stencil (discontinued) with the ink that was on my brush

I then stamped the wreath (a magazine freebie) three times, moving it slightly between stamping - 
I used Memento inks in Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves and New Sprout

The ornaments were stamped on a snippet of card in the Cottage Ivy ink, painted with Twinkling H2O paints and trimmed out, before I coated them with Glossy Accents.
These I placed in various spots on the wreath and stencilled swirl.
The sentiment was from another freebie set, and stamped in Cottage Ivy
I ran the edge of the panel over the dark green ink pad to give definition, and did likewise on the insert. 

The insert was stamped with the wreath in Bamboo Leaves, and then I painted with gold and red paint - and you can see why I stamp, don't draw my images :)

The envelope was similarly stamped and painted, but using all three inks for the wreath.