Good morning folks, I haven't had a lot of time for crafting or blogging lately but I did mange to make some samples for the recent Chocolate Baroque shows on Hochanda. This card features New England Winter, this is one of my all time favourite sets!
I began by stamping the image onto watercolour paper and painting with masking fluid. I gave it a good coat of the fluid as I was planning on a very messy background lol. Once the masking fluid was dry spritzed the card with plenty of water and set to with my watercolour paints to create a 'galaxy sky' effect. I used shades of blue, green, purple and pink - mixed with plenty of water and added black around the edges. While the paint was wet I sprinkled over some rock salt and then added some drops of rubbing alcohol. I wasn't sure how the alcohol would react with the water but it was on my desk so i had a go. The salt created the feathery effect in the background (I think I added a bit too much lol) and the alcohol created the circles. I left the background to dry and and then splattered everything with watered down white gesso and again left it to dry before adding some even white stars with a white posca pen. Once the background was completely dry I removed the masking fluid and watercoloured the image. I added glossy accents to the tree lights and white pva glue generously sprinkled with glitter to create the snow in the foreground. The sentiment is from Let's Get Festive.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps: Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: anything goes for Christmas
Little Red Wagon: make your background
The Merry Christmas Challenge: anything Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp it
Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon