Wednesday 12 November 2014

Christmas Joy

Hello!  Sharing a Christmas card I made this week for the
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog, using watercolours on watercolour
paper with a beautiful image from Christmas Light.
This set was designed by my talented friend, Dina Kowal.
I spritzed the image with paint by tapping the loaded
brush with my finger, using some post-it-notes
to loosely mask off most of the panel so that the
spritzing would be confined to right around the
candle area. Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink was sponged
around the edges of the panel. I then used some magic mesh  
along with a polka dot stencil with the same ink. 
Light of Christmas bg stamp was inked up  
with Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap ink, with part
of the ink wiped away so that it would stamp
a partial image for a faded effect.
The finishing touches are clear sequins and thin gold cord.
For some reason, one or two of the sequins look neon green in this
photo - something about the way the light falls, as all
of the sequins are exactly the same color!
I particularly love this sentiment from Christmas Light because it
emphasizes the whole message of Christmas -
Emmanuel or "God with us."
Thanks for stopping by today!


Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous Bridget! Love the collage, coloring, your designing...everything! TFS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Bridget. Love the coloring, the spritzing... the collage background looks wonderful.