Monday, July 20, 2020

Woodland Christmas for the SCS Color Challenge

Hello friends and welcome back!  It's time for a new Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers!  Karen is hosting this week and she has chosen Cherry Cobbler, Pretty Peacock and Bumblebee, with the dessert option of Christmas in July. 

For my card I used one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets with cute critters.  The images and sentiment were all stamped on white card, colored with Copic markers then die cut with coordinating dies. 

Next I worked on the background.  A panel of Bristol was ink blended with a couple of dark blue Distress Oxide inks, then splattered with water and white gouache (the critters were splattered with a bit of gouache too).  While that dried I hand cut snow drifts from another piece of white card. 

After adding the snow drifts to the Bristol panel, the birch tree trunks were adhered, trimmed down, then the panel added to the card base.  The critters and sentiment were all added with foam tape, then a glitter pen was used on all the berries and the little birdie's hat pompom.  The final step was to use a white gel pen to add more "snowflakes" in the sky and to darken some of those on the animals and tree that seemed to dry back considerably.

Thanks for visiting, I appreciate it so much!  Be sure to use the link to SCS above to check out the challenge and hopefully play along this week!


Stamps:  Winter Woodland Wonders (Avery Elle)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Strathmore Bristol
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian and Chocolate Truffle Amalgam, Versafine Clair Pinecone (sentiment), Chipped Sapphire and Blue Print Sketch Distress Oxide
Other:  WWW matching dies, Sentiment Labels die (Simon Says Stamp), Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, White Gouache, Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen
Copics:  W3, 1, 0, E37, 35, 33, 31, 30, G99, 94, 82, BG78, 49, 15, R39, 37, 35, YR24, Y19, 17, 15

1 comment:

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

How adorable are this little trio all dressed for winter? Fabulous winter sky too. Adorable Stef!