Hello again. Oh my goodness, not only is it the first of the month again, but its 1st December too. So its time for a new Claritystamp challenge; and now we've shown you ours; its time for you to show us your Christmas cards! Where has this year gone? As you know, November was a very busy month for me, so I had left making this card to the very last minute and needed to do something quick. I reused a colour scheme I've used for one of my TV samples, so keep a look out for it during Barbara's shows on Hochanda next Sunday 6th December.
For this card, I used some music paper as a base to tie in with the theme of the carol singers. First, I masked off the moon, then brushed with Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry distress inks. It takes quite a while to build up this intensity of colour, so be patient.
Remove the moon mask, and brush through a little Fossilised Amber distress ink, concentrating the shading on one side to create an illusion of dimension.
Stamp the carol singers into position across the base with Black archival. Use water to lift off some of the colour from the lanterns, then add glow with a yellow spectrum noir pencil.
Finally, stamp the stars with a Gold metallic encore pad.
Gilding wax and glitter round the edges to finish.
I hope you like it. I love how you can glimpse the music through the artwork. It just lifts what is in reality a very simple card out of the ordinary, I think. Looking forward to seeing all your ideas and inspiration. Till next time. Xxx