I started by using this lovely stamp from Little Big Tree and colouring it with the Iced Spruce Distress Marker, giving it a huff of hot breath and then stamping on to some watercolour paper. I then used a watercolour brush and picked up some of the colour to add some shading.
I wanted to keep the colours quite pale so for the background I blended some Iced Spruce DI over it to start. Then I used the TCW snowflake stencil and blended a pale blue Pan Pastel over it. I moved the stencil slightly then used Iced Spruce DI, moved it again and used Snowflake Fresco Finish paint. I used the flourish stamp from a Tim Holtz set and I've stamped using the Iced Spruce Distress Marker.
I cut the angel out using one of the Tim Holtz Sized Arches dies. For the larger arch I used the Arch Frame die, I coloured the card using Iced Spruce Distress Stain then went over the top with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain. I then placed the snowflake stencil over the top and pressed embossing ink over it. I covered it then with Sticky EP and added some Rock Candy Distress Glitter.
The snowflake has been cut from crinoline using the Tim Holtz strip die. I've rubbed some more Iced Spruce DI over the top and used a needle and thread to sew it together. I cut a couple of sprigs of fern using the Festive Foliage strip die, pressed Iced Spruce DI onto it and then covered with Sticky EP and then some more Rock Candy Distress Glitter. The text has been stamped onto watercolour paper again using the Iced Spruce Distress Marker.
I now have 2 Christmas cards made ! I think I need to up the anti, as they say !
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the main blog and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.
I'm also entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge which is anything goes and The Artistic Stamper which is Christmas.