Saturday, November 1, 2014

Crafter's Companion November Challenge-Christmas/Winter

This month's Crafter's Companion Challenge theme is Christmas/Winter.  I'm featuring images from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Line and Sentimentals Christmas Line.

I stamped the bird on a branch image from A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set - Faith onto watercolor paper with Memento LUXE Ink Pad - tuxedo black, sprinkled with emboss powder and heat set.

I taped the paper down with a low tack tape to create a border. I taped it onto a board so I could easily move the piece around without touching it. The bird and branches are water colored with Distress Ink Pads.  I 'stamped' the pads onto my non-stick craft mat and picked up color with a water-brush. 

bird: salty ocean, scattered straw
branches, pine cone: vintage photo

For the snowy hills and sky I sponged in tumbled glass with an Ink Sweeper.  I used a torn piece of paper as a mask the snowy hills, starting on the torn paper and pulling color onto the scene with a light touch.

For the sky, I masked a horizon line with a piece of paper and used a light touch in a horizontal motion, pulling coloring from the outside into the center, leaving a highlight.  I pulled the tape off to reveal the border.

I stamped the branch from the set in the corner with Memento LUXE Ink Pad - tuxedo black, sprinkled with emboss powder and heat set. I colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils 060, 111. I used 065, 017 to add some definition to the little bird. I also added definition to the larger branch the bird was sitting on with 111.  The sentiment is from Sentimentals Christmas Stamp Set - Jingle Bells.

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