Time for another weekly challenge at 52CCT. This week our February hostess Jacqueline has chosen the theme challenge of landscape. We'd like to see you create a Christmas card with a Landscape on it.
This card took me a L-o-n-g-g-g-g time to make - LOL. I started with a piece of glossy white cardstock and stamped Santa and the reindeer, and then embossed in black. Then I stamped the trees along the bottom of the panel using Always Artichoke. I cut a small circle and put it over Santa before I cut masks of the trees using a few post-its (this was tedious and took the most time). I wanted to create an ombre effect in the sky so I started using the brayer with Marina Mist from the right edge, then I added Island Indigo for the darker color. The brayer didn't get really close to the trees so I had to go back over all of that area (and around the moon) with a finger dauber. Thankfully with the glossy paper it was fairly easy to smooth out and blend. Somehow along the way I got a finger booger on the panel and didn't notice it until I had heat set the color :o( Then I colored in the moon with a finger dauber and some Daffodil Delight. As a last step I put the white layer on the trees and embossed (hoping it would look like snow covered trees that Santa was flying over). When I was done I had this really gorgeous flow of darker to light in the sky - was pleased and let it dry overnight. When I finished the card the next day I noticed that the colors had soaked into the paper a bit more and the ombre effect wasn't quite as noticeable any more - bummer. I am not in love with this card... but it's okay and I had fun making it (while learning a couple lessons along the way).
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Merry Monday #85 - Use an animal on your Christmas card
Twisted Tuesday Challenges - 2TC69 - Up in the Sky
(they want to see the sky and something in it (flying reindeer)
Crafty Hazelnut's CHNC Challenge Extra for February (anything Christmas)
I hope that you will decide to join us this week at 52CCT for the theme challenge - landscape. The rest of the DT have made some amazing creations to share with and inspire you. You can see them by clicking here. I can't wait to see what you create! Til next time friends... hugs and happy crafting!D