Christmas arrangementPosted: September 11, 2018 Filed under: Christmas arrangement | Tags: Kuretake Zig clean color real brush markers, Penny Black stamps 4 Comments
I have another Christmas card for you today; in fact it is going to be ‘Christmassy’ all week here on my blog. If you haven’t watched Michael McIntyre talk about feeling Christmassy you should check it out; I’m sure you’ll smile. I’m not actually feeling Christmassy myself; I love summer too much to wish it away right now but I have started creating with Christmas stamps as well as wintry images. This PB stamp is called ‘Christmas arrangement’. I embossed it in platinum embossing powder, which is such a lovely not gold/not silver but still shiny colour. All the watercolouring was done with zig clean colour real brush markers. If I didn’t have exactly the colour I wanted I did some blending to get it. You can see in the close up that I did not take all that much care with my colouring but the overall effect is still vibrant with the pop of red against both dark and muted greens.
The sentiment is from the ‘peaceful season’ set and the whole panel is matted in red to make those berries pop even more.
Now if you are in Australia or elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere you would realise that preparing for Christmas does not herald the coming of winter, far from it. The Christmasses I enjoyed for the first part of my life were often hot and sunny. We headed off to the Christmas tree farm in t-shirts, played cricket in my grandparents back yard after Christmas dinner and often headed off for some time at the beach after Boxing Day.
Stamps: Christmas arrangement 40-646(PB), peaceful season 30-498(PB)
Markers: zig clean color real brush markers
Paper: hot pressed watercolour, red
Also: platinum embossing powder
Beautiful, love the colors you achieved!
This goes straight into my “Top 10 Heather Telford Cards”!
Beautiful and a word I am always using for your work Heather, elegant. Must get some platinum powder, it looks subtle but shimmery.
This stamp features a wonderful winter arrangement and love the colours you have used Heather with the two different greens for the holly and other leaves, and the pretty red berries and pinecone look great. Leaving the fine leaves silver complements it perfectly too. A gorgeous card. x