An extra post from me today :D No challenge, just me and crafting with my family, the best way to do it xx
As some of you know, its an exciting time for me, I have stood down from Polkadoodles DT and wish my teamies the very best of everything for the future, an uber talented group of ladies. But, as we all know, crafting moves and changes as we learn new techniques, find new stash...so its time to explore.....very exciting :D
So, what has that got to do with todays post I hear you all saying, get on with it lol
Yesterday all full of smiles and no direction, I spent a totally awesome afternoon with my crafty stash and found a stamp I had bought at the NEC show back in March but never used (not enough time!)! So it was a perfect time to get messy.
My gorgeous sister was over, so Brenda (that's my sis) and my youngest daughter sat at the table and we got to messing with inks and stamps and this is one of the things we came up with :D
We had a great afternoon and its the first time in ages that I have had the time to sit and play, so have to thank my big Sis for that xx mwah xx
Here's what I used to make it:
Image & Sentiment: Incylicious 'Frosty Skater' clear stamp set
Coloured with: my Graph'it Marker pens
Background: I used copier paper and ripped it to form a rough oval and used it as a mask to ink the lake for him to skate on. Broken China Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) was used on a bit of cut n dry foam. The another ripped paper mountain stencil was used to add a touch of landscape to the backing.
Card stock: The white stamping card (for the image) was cut to 5 1/2" square, and matted onto dark grey pearlescent card stock, the put onto a 6" square card blank (Top tip: I always use 300gsm blank card stock, its more expensive but it means that what ever I use on the card design the backing will be strong enough to hold it properly without bending or tipping over!)
Extra's: I added glossy accents to - the baubles, the star, and as suggested by my daugher...to his nose and hat!
Here's the close up:
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