My natural instinct is not clean and simple and my art normally does not include much 'white', so this was a real challenge for me - and I enjoyed it so much I created a second project! I chose to create Christmas cards as I figured it would also help me get ahead with my card making.
Here is my first...
I started by stencilling Grunge Paste through a Kay Carley stencil in the top left corner and left of the card blank. Before the Grunge Paste dried I sprinkled clear glitter over the snowflakes.
I wasn't sure whether the glitter would stick to the Grunge Paste but it did and I thought it looked great. This was then left to dry thoroughly.
Once dry, I stamped the co-ordinating stamp in Archival ink and blasted it with the heat gun to dry it thoroughly. I then painted the leaves in Hyde Park and berries in Cherry Red Fresco Finish chalk paints.
I stamped the large flourish from an earlier stamp release.
Again, I painted the dots and snowflakes using Fresco Finish chalk paints.
To finish I stamped a few random snowflakes and added glitter to them, along with a sentiment.
I added a green border using green fine liner pen.
I enjoyed the project so much I decided to create a second while I was in the swing of it.
This project followed the same techniques as the previous. This time I used two Kay Carey stencils - PS068 and PS069 .
Thank you for joining me today - make sure you pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see the amazing inspiration from the team, and I hope you feel inspired to join in with the challenge.