Stockings were hungPosted: November 3, 2016 Filed under: Brick wall, Christmas stockings, Diamond pattern, Textures, Winter lantern | Tags: Penny Black creative dies, Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress inks, Speedball elegant writer 8 Comments
…by the chimney with care. This is the last of my Winter Warmth series and the one that almost didn’t make the cut because I misjudged the size of the stocking! I created the whole background panel then pulled out the die to add the stocking only to find it was a tad larger than I’d remembered. My children assured me some stockings are so large they cover half the fireplace so I continued with the design.
I created the background by stamping on cold pressed watercolour paper with distress inks. I first masked a space where the fireplace would be and a positioned a post-it across the panel where the mantel would end up. I stamped the brick wall stamp in brown and added darker tones with an elegant writer before blending with water. Above the mantel I stamped ‘diamond pattern and softened it with water. When I removed the post-it from the fireplace I used yellow, orange and black brusho to paint my ‘fire’. The lantern was done in two pieces just like I did on the ‘lakeside card‘ and yellow ink was added on the panel behind to make it glow.
The swag over the mantel is a strip of watercolour paper painted with green brusho then dotted with siren smooches ink. I attached it over a strip of painted brown paper cut to look like a mantelpiece. The stocking was cut with one of the ‘Christmas Stocking’ dies then stamped with a texture stamp so it looked like fabric. This one had a higher fiddliness factor than most of my cards which increased my respect for those of you who create far more intricate die-cut cards on a regular basis.
Thanks for visiting this week as I shared my Winter Warmth cards. I’ll be back next week with some more snowscapes.
Stamps: brick wall, textures, diamond pattern, season’s gifts (PB)
Dies: winter lantern, Christmas stockings, little ornaments (PB)
Ink: vintage photo, fired brick, blueprint sketch, scattered straw, spiced marmalade distress inks (Ranger)
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper, cold pressed watercolour paper, black cardstock
Paint: scarlet, ost blue, yellow, gamboge, black, dark brown, emerald green brusho powder, Finetec Artist Mica watercolour paint
Also: elegant writer pen, siren smooches ink
Another fabulous card Heather. I bet you have some great stories to share with your children about scorching hot Christmas days. I hope you and your family have had a wonderful holiday and return to Canada with a heart full of happy memories.
Heather, your Winter Warmth series has been so special. I couldn’t pick a favorite if I had to. Thanks for sharing.
What a clever way to use the lantern!
A fabulous card Heather and very well thought out. The stocking is large but the whole thing works beautifully. I adore the metallic look of the lantern too. x
My step-son and his family have stockings about this size. What a sweet scene! You have such control over your use of watercolour powders, I’m in awe.
I don’t leave you comments often enough. I get all your posts via email and love your style and creativity! But had to let you know that I really wish you’d filmed this one since I would love to watch you create the brick background it’s Fantastic! Thanks for all the inspiration that I’ve gotten from you. Just wish mine looked 1/2 as good as yours Always do. I’d love to be a fly on the wall in your studio to watch the creative process.
Heather, this is really pretty!
So inviting….. makes you want to snuggle in for the night.