Monday, July 25, 2016

Season's Greetings

I am hosting the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers today, and as it is July 25th I thought it only appropriate to get a jump on Christmas cards. So many of us procrastinate every year, so today is a chance to change that. For myself, I like to donate cards every year so I need to get started on this part of my card making.  This card came about as I had a mess of ink on my craft mat, so rather than waste it, I put my stencil down in it and transferred the ink to a piece of watercolour paper. It did not take on the stencil design like a monoprint would, but it has bits of the design in it. I think it created an interesting background to use for my card. I die cut the branch and coloured with Zig brushes in an unexpected green colour and sprayed with glimmer mist. I could have used a darker green ~ maybe it is the July part that had me picking the lighter green, but I kind of like it. A few sequins to finish. Thanks for having a look today. 
Products: Memory Box Holly Branch, Penny Black Christmas Cheer, Tim Holtz Holly Bough Stencil, TH Distress Inks, Kuretake Zig Clear Colour Brush, Glimmer Mist, Sequins.

3 comments :

nancy littrell said...

I love your nontraditional Christmas colors Kia. I must play. Any excuse to make a Christmas card..lol. BTW, love your Monoprint background for your bright green die cut leaves. I knew you would Love your Zigs :-) Hugs, Nancy

Stacy Sheldon said...

oh that is a cool idea to use the stencil for a mop. ( I often just use blank tags to mop up) :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Kia, I love the colors! And once again, I am enthralled by your background! It's stunning! Wow, this is gorgeous! Hugs!

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