Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Christmas with wood

Our Christmas challenge this month in my stamp group is to do use wood.  Well since I had 3 extra wood grain backgrounds from our last challenge that is where I started.  This wreath stamp is an all over red stamp, so I was trying to figure out what I would do with it.  I could have embossed all in one color but I wanted it to be colorful against the background. I first tried to stamp with a light ink and I started coloring the bow, then went onto the ornaments, that was all looking good but then when it came to the pine cones it started looking sad, so that went into the trash and I started again this time with watercolor paper and colored the whole stamp with my Spectrum Aqua markers, when all done coloring the stamp I spritzed it with water and stamped down onto the watercolor paper and let it sit there for a few minutes.  When I lifted it up this was my results, I thought it was pretty cool.  I added some Spectrum clear sparkle pen to the ornaments and it was done.  I hand cut it, the outside with my scissor and the inside with a Fiskars craft knife.

If you missed how to do the background you can find it HERE .

Inkadinkado - Folk Wreath, direct to stamp coloring w/Spectrum Aqua markers onto watercolor paper
Wood Grain background on glossy paper using My favorite things Kraft and Stampin up Chocolate chip inks
DieVersions - Season's Greetings die

I have only managed one Christmas card this month but I guess the month isn't over, hopefully I am not losing speed on getting them done early.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and all your kind words about the accident, we are heading to the shop today and see if they feel it is fixable.



Leslie Miller said...

Yet another fun idea for me to try! You're full of 'em! Now I'll have to think if I have a stamp I can try this with. I wouldn't even have known the Spectrum pens were watercolor if it wasn't for you. I love how this turned out, wood grain background included. Keep on with the Christmas cards. I made three last Sunday -- yay!

Louca por porcelana said...

How beautiful!HHugs!

Linda Walker said...

Wow! This is so nice!!! I love the wreath with the two tone the various greenery too! Lovely!

Wen Sylvestre said...

Such a cool effect it gave! Absolutely beautiful! Big hugs xx

Donna Phelan said...

Oh I love making wood grain backgrounds, they're just FUN! Yours looks beautiful! And that fabulous wreath just POPS! This has a very pretty rustic vibe to it!

Debbie said...

i like the "feel" of this card, like a wreath hanging on a barn door!! can't you make all your cards the same for christmas? one design, like this one, and send it to everyone on your list!! this is a really pretty one!!!

krishna said...

Aww!! this is cute!
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Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty Connie. Love the colors on the wreath and the technique... the background is lovely too.

Kim said...

I love the woodgrain. The wreath is so pretty against the background. Another imaginative and pretty card, Connie.

Janice said...

Your wreath is so pretty against the wood panel, a gorgeous Christmas card.

Anonymous said...

Love the wood touch, Connie. It looks so authentic! And I am a sucker for wreathes!