Thursday, 19 September 2013


Hello again, Kristy back with another post - its a long one too so go grab a coffee and settle in!

Today I am lucky enough to be able to show off the new Kaisercraft Christmas Carol paper line which has just been released this week!
As soon as I got this line my head was a buzz with ideas so here is what I came up with first!

This card is made with the 6x6 paper stack, the 12x12 specialty paper "white Christmas" (bingo card) and the Collectables for the Sentiment, which is mounted on foam tape.

I also got to play with some Ranger Distress watercolour card which I have absolutely fallen in love with!
It is fantastically easy to work with as the paper is made for distress inks so doesn't ball up with too much water like some card so you are really free to add lots of depth to an image, and if you make a mistake the paper is very forgiving so you can wash out the colour with water until its either gone or not very noticeable.  Honestly give it a go you wont regret it!

Here is a close up of the arrangement, I have used the Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone die for both the pinecones and the rose which is made out of Coredinations paper and covered in Diamond Dust, In Tim Holtz video he uses hotglue to attach the paper to the toothpicks but I found Glue dots work just as well and without the hassle or getting out my glue gun or burning my fingers (which I always do)
tucked in are also some Prima flowers and some little berry's from my stash (some of which I have covered in micro beads)

On the inside I have layered some of  the paper from the 6x6 pad with some parchment paper and as always distressed everything with distress ink (this time in black soot)

Below is a collage of my coloring, so you can see the steps I have taken, I must admit I got in a zone at the end so it does go pretty quickly:). 

The stamp is Angelica & Friends - Florence  and I have used Distress inks, Markers and Reinkers  to color her up.

Picture 1: Stamp image using Stazon ink or another permanent ink on to Ranger Distress watercolour card.
Picture 2: Using a Tim Holtz Water brush add some shadowing around the image to make it pop! (I mostly use pumice stone or weathered wood)
Picture 3:  Here I have added Tattered Rose onto the shadow areas of the skin and using small circles with my brush I have worked it into the centers.
I have also used my Tea dye ink and waterbrush to work in my shadows for my base hair colour.
Picture 4:  I have then gone in with my Distress Markers brush tip and flicked in some Vintage photo to emphasize my shadows and strands of hair and just tidied up with the fine tip in my Marker.
Picture 5: I have now layered a very watered down barn door colour to get an idea of where my highlights are going to be. 
Picture 6: This is showing the second layer of Barn boor really darkening up those shadow areas.
Picture 7: And this is where I got in the zone so sorry for the jump in images - I have gone in with some??????? for depth in her dress and coloured my accessories background using the same layering technique and then added Ranger Stickles Stardust to the wings.
Picture 8: (I have an issue of knowing when to stop:) so here I have added White Gel pen for highlights, it looks like I might have touched up her hair and I have also added in some Aged Mahogany into the shadows of her dress.
Picture 9: Here I have mounted her on Tim Holtz Baroque die stamped with his Fabulous Flourishes stamp. Then I added liquid pearls in random groups which I think on this image looks like snow!

Here she is close up

 And one last look!

This Card is at the Scottie Crafts shop so pop in for a closer look and pick up these beautiful papers.

Have a great weekend everyone and any questions feel free to send them my way!


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