Friday 5 August 2011

Christmas !!!!!!!!!!!!

I know its early and most of us are thinking about our holidays but we are now in August and as soon as September comes the time seems to fly by! So I am sharing with you my first digi stamp I taught in a class at Scrapbook Sisters a week or so a go. I’ve had problems downloading my photos onto my computer-hence the delay in posting.

I’ve named this little guy ‘Tommy’.

august 2011 020This is a photocopy of the original size image and I have used distress ink pads to colour him. I used a little water with the inks but very sparingly as not to over wet the paper. The Poinsettia   flower is another digi which I will share with you later. This was also printed onto copy paper and inked. I used the Tim Holtz Distress Stickles to add the frost look to the petals, torn edge of the card and the snow on the lamppost.

august 2011 021august 2011 022I’ve kept the colours to vintage browns as he is very Dickensian.

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The next set is using the image in miniature.

august 2011 017Both again coloured using inks. The one one the right has been covered in Versamark ink and triple embossed with clear embossing powder and edge with a gold Krylon pen. All of the shapes have been cut with nestabilities and  layered. The main card has been cut using the largest of the shapes. Because these have been printed off small you could have a colouring evening and get a load done ready for matting and layering and that’s your Christmas cards done. When colouring any image choose your papers first and choose colours to go with the papers, its alot easier than trying to rummage through your paper stash to find a papers to go with the colours you have used.

I will share some more over the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gayle x