Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas tree of a different kind

"Step away from the cute images, step away from the promarkers" cried Marley's ghost! Well maybe not quite, but you get the gist.
Faffing with post it notes and Distress Inks is always fun, so I made a quick and easy Christmas card this afternoon - daringly undertaken whilst my small person was still awake. He did wander off with various bits of paper and rubber stamps, but luckily nothing sharp or ink based. An experiment in carfting which will need to be tried again I think.

So there it is, I used a stamp from Clarity Stamps, a couple of Distress Inks (Stormy Sky, Broken China, Wild Honey and Vintage Photo), and a plethora of post it note "masks".
First I had to stamp the trees with Vintage Photo, and heat emboss it with clear detail powder, then make a mask for each tree. Punched a 1.5 inch circle in a post it note for my moon, and then inked over the whole lot. Once I took away the masks, the trees looked a bit too stark so I added a bit of shading with Warm Greys 2 & 4. Nothing terribly difficult or even time consuming, and looks pretty cool :)
Challenges for this week:
Quirky Crafts - CAS I would like to think this is Clean & Simple?


  1. C, you have outdone yourself, stunning! absolutely Stunning!

  2. Great job C! Dislike masking and I avoid at all costs. Offering lessons? Beautiful card and begs the question "If a tree falls in the woods, will a stamper here it?"

    Sorry couldn't stop the fingers in time.

  3. Absolutely stunning. So effective! Thank you so much for joining in with our CAS challenge this week at Quirky Crafts.

  4. Wonderful C. absolutely wonderful.

  5. I totally love it!! Perfect all around. You have such a wonderful way with colors.

  6. Wow....I wanna learn how to do this.

  7. A beautiful card Claire. Love the wintry trees - they're perfect for a Christmas card and your colouring is fabulous.
    Thanks so much for joining my Followers.
    Hope you're having a happy Sunday - hugs, Sylvia xxx

  8. Perfection!! I think this just might be my favorite of your non-pro-marker cards. Very well done!

  9. Perfection!! I think this just might be my favorite of your non-pro-marker cards. Very well done!