Christmas in August.

 ooh Did you see where the inspiration challenge goes this weekend? ( to a pinterest board of drool worthy mixed media canvases...) where I was inspired Twice by this same piece. If you click through to the board and click on the canvas there is a tutorial from the lady who made that piece on her blog. ( its very cool photos)

 This one is A-7 in real life, the holly folder was done faux Belleek style with mellow moss ink a long time ago, to give it a little more oomph I did rub on some metallic rub on's with my finger, the bloom is mulberry paper and that wide wide ribbon was a gift from Kris a long time ago ( thanks chickie!) the words were run through an Xyron machine.

 This was the first version inspired by that same piece while I was digging around in my dried florals collection I realized I do not have much in the way of leaves and or things with just cool textures. ( I mostly have flowers and some ferns)
so anyways, on Saturday I had spent some time stamping a bunch of my Christmas & Winter stamps to color to get back on the wagon with that. and I thought this was a very loose inspired by that panel card.

 I picked up this snowman shoot months and months ago ( maybe even before last Christmas haha) and this is the first time I have tried coloring it, the heart and wings were done watercolor with some aqua noir pens, there is some copic marker around his body edges and there is some prisma pencil over the watercoloring. I did go over the wings and halo with an wink of stella ( clear ) brush too.

 And this was done for this weeks featured stamper challenge you can see Judi's original card here. Loved the rustic colors and all those layers and that gingham bow. so, making changes it became rectangular, less layers. did not tie the bow from the ribbon but, added in a string bow for texture. the panel behind the snowman was originally some kraft that was stamped with some markers on the plaid background. then one day I was doing watercolor background for something else grabbed this squirted it with water & powdered watercolors. then later dtgd came along and I needed something to test splattering with watered down acrylic paint. so grabbed this piece again. ( it's been being tinkered with for months now) and I thought the colors looked OK with this snowman.

something I colored this morning knowing I wanted to make more Christmas cards. the image is from PSX and the sentiment is from Unity stamps . the base is something I made figuring out the score lines for those Sympathy cards I did recently and this one is 6" square in real life. I did add a cream cardstock to the back side of the printed sheet music paper ( for strength) as this is a gatefold design.


KarinsArtScrap said...

these are beautiful and gorgeous Stacy
Gr Karin

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm still of the opinion that they are going to cancel Christmas this year! LOL! Okay, I'm starting to feel the vibe a little bit. These are great cards and rather inspirational. I can see the influence of the 1st card on the second.