Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Christmas Wishes...

Giveaway winner: I forgot to announce the winner on Monday....lucky #25 which was


Blogger marilyn said...
Fabulous card. LOVE the embossed background and the mica flakes on the branch.

Supplies Used:
Stampendous (Cling Holly Basket and Cling Christmas Background)
Ranger (Archival ink and Glossy Accents)
Stampendous glitter
the Twinery




I just got some Memento Markers from Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts and have been having fun playing! I colored the image in first with Pear Tart for the holly and Cantaloupe for the basket. To add shading, I scribbled off a bit of Cottage Ivy and Bamboo Leaves onto a craft sheet, spritzed it with water and used it as watercolors.

To create splatters on the background, I did the same thing. After diluting the color, I picked it up on a paintbrush and spattered it onto my paper.

One of my favorite ways, that I've found to use the markers is to ink up the stamp with them. I inked up the sentiments on the Christmas Background image with a variety of greens. After stamping, I was able to spritz it with water and get a second generation stamp for a future card.

This month we're playing with SENTIMENTS for the Stampendous Monthly Challenge. I used one of the new Background clings from Stampendous that has lots of fabulous Christmas sentiments on it. You could even ink up just one sentiment with a marker and stamp it out. Gotta love a stamp that gives you more bang for your buck. 

Entering this in the following challenges:

DRS- Christmas

8 comments:

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous!

Melinda Gleissner said...

I love this Wendy! The 'colored' background with splotches of ink is really cool.

Jan Garber said...

Your card looks like you used a dozen different stamps! I have to have that stamp!

Barb Turpin said...

What a cool Christmas Background stamp...you showcased it beautifully!

Janelle said...

This is such great way to give a sentiment as part of the backround stamp. Love it!

sooofullofcraft said...

Your card is gorgeous and fun to look at, I love the script background, cute little glittered basket and the twint wrapped around the card and fashioned as a bow on the front of the basket. So cute!

Eniko said...

I'm crazy about the Christmas background stamp you used! Great card!

Pam Sparks said...

oh, I just got this bkgrd stamp a couple weeks ago! So excited to get using my new Stampendous stamps! TFS!