This card was inspired by a couple of challenges today. At SCS Julia challenged us to do some masking and from MFT Kim gave us a sketch challenge. Yes, I can multi-task! This "home for the holidays" set from My Favorite Things is perfect for masking. I started by stamping the tree in Adirondack (juniper) ink, then stamped it again on a post-it note and cut it out. I laid the post-it note over my stamped tree then stamped the fireplace and rug Over my mask. I peeled off my post-it and Voila, a scene is born!
I used the same technique for santa's feet. Stamping the feet first then masking then stamping the fire. It is a really easy way to add depth to your card with out adding layers.
My color inspiration came from my new "figgy pudding" Basic Grey DP. Just so yummy! I colored with my copics, trying to do shading. My light source was coming in from the right so everything on the left is just a shade darker.
The sentiment is all separate words in this set, that gives many options. I could stamp my sentiment in two different colors and I have the option of having just single words to play with if I wish.
Finally my trusted sewing machine. I think I have every thread color under the sun from quilting so to find this nice blue to accent my edges was easy. I had to make sure to TAKE MY TIME on the focal image, as any stitching errors would be very obvious.
Fun day to play, I just received my new stamps that are being released November 1st. You will love em'! Make sure to pop back and check for those late in the month!