Thursday, December 18, 2014

12 Days of Crafter's Christmas Wishes - A Christmas Thank You

12 Days of Crafter's Christmas Wishes continues this month at Crafter's Companion.

Have you ever received a really special Christmas gift - so special that you made a thank you card? Today is all about Christmas Thank You Cards.

I'm using another image from the Makey Bakey line line. They are just so darn cute!

 I colored one section at a time imagining the highlight was in the center. I colored from the outside in, starting with the darkest color I pressed firmly. With the lighter value, I used a lighter touch coloring towards the center and leaving some white. I blended with a very small amount of solution and a light touch, in small circles. In smaller areas, I just used pencils, blending with the lightest color. NOTES: (1) I like to color all of one color/combination of shades at one time and then move to the next color. (2) I put my blending solution in a small container with a sponge to control how much I pick up. (3) I use different size stumps and when I change colors, I sharpen the stump on the Spectrum Noir Paper Stump Sander. I extended the branch to the edge of the cardstock.

mouse: 007, 088, 091, 100
jacket: 078, 082, 112
ornament: 13, 18, 84
greenery: 44, 47
outlined with: Spectrum Noir Markers IG1

I ran the 8" X 8" Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Christmas Baubles through my eBosser on Shimmering Cardstock green envyThe sentiment is from  Sentimentals EZMount Stamp Set - Love is all you need stamped onto Shimmering Cardstock white pearl, and cut it out with Die'sire Essentials Dies - Circles.  The layers were edged with a black water-based marker. I used a craft knife to cut the bow on the embossed ornament and slipped the thank you circle under. I added a touch of Stickles star dust for the sparkle of the ornament. 

Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog to see some fabulous projects for 12 Days of Crafter's Christmas Wishes, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion Education  and Inspiration Team members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

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Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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