Once I learned how to do the Chalk Art
technique I thought how pretty it might be on a card. Well, 3:15am I woke up with this card all mapped out. Getting inspiration is great however in the middle of the night it can be hard to go back to sleep. All I want to do his head into my craft room and build. The Writing Desk die is a great Christmas card in the making.
The torn edges edge die works in harmony with the writing desk die. I used "both" edges.
I have the old Christmas stamp which is perfect for the this technique and die.
I created this eroded metal on the jar using black soot and antique bronze. I cut mini holly and inked with distress paint pine needles. After I painted pewter for the pen nib I added a little dab of black soot. Then everything is coated in clear rock candy paint. CRACKLE!!!
A simple piece of cream and stamped with a sentiment from Old Fashion Christmas.
Two pieces of 12x12 gives me 6, 4x6 cards.
Seventeen cards down...too many more to go. I hope you like my writing desk card using the chalk art technique. I love how these early morning cards worked out!
Did you miss in the Victorian Carolers? Click HERE to see them. More Christmas cards coming. Maybe they will inspire you:)
I am so excited to share this Tutorial with you!
This is a tutorial on how to "draw" an image to scale! How to take a small image and make it life size using a grid pattern. I'm sure if you are on Pinterest like I am you've seen The Grinch stealing Christmas lights. I looked for a tutorial on how to make my own but I couldn't find one. Not to say someone hasn't created a tutorial. So, I decided to create my own. With the help of my husband who created the Grid pattern for me to make these characters come to life. Much like he did for my daughter's Union Jack Headboard.
Keep in mind, this is NOT A COPY of The Grinch. Before you consider purchasing the class...you will have to DRAW him yourself. In this class you'll be shown how to grid a print out and grid your plywood so you can "DRAW BY NUMBER" if you will. Even if you can't draw... you can draw the lines in each grid connecting them to the next grid. I can draw but not s…
Sometimes it starts with an idea... like silver rich brush bottle trees. OH YA IT DOES...
Do you remember the ghostly cloche... well I am repurposing the cloche for Christmas. Why buy more when I can use it again by simply creating a removable base.
There's the empty cloche and a new cut out base. Gather a bunch of trees and ink up some glittery paper for die cutting.
More inking and die cutting the Snowman Scene snowman then assemble this adorable snow stopping snowman. I had some left over gold deers from last year so I snapped them up for a little added gold.
Here's the inspiration... this brushed pewter brush bottle trees. Once dry brush some distress collage medium coating the trees and coat in distress glitter.
They look like flocked Canadian trees. Too add more gold I inked up an adornment star with alcohol ink topped to the tree.
Mini Holiday Green cut and the little berry's in more gold. I rolled up woodgrain paper to look like wee logs. Then wrapped the b…
I stamped the Woodland Winter Santa designed by yours truly onto watercolor paper and used my Scribble sticks to add a little color.
I cut a piece of clear packaging and ran it through my little Xyron Disposable Sticker Makerto create a cover for my Santa. Perfection!