Morning Everyone. A little bit of a sneak peak today, Bev is back on Hochanda on Thursday (18 August) with some really stunning stamps, the marvellous Inkables and some fabulous sentiments. I know everyone loves baubles and I just couldn't resist putting some scenes in to these. For this design, I used the small tree from the Christmas Tree set, along with the circular Inkables.
My finished card was going to be 8 x 8''. I placed the card on to my mat and from copier paper cut a square to leave a 1/2'' border around my design. I taped this down over my card and then placed the circle design in place.
Using another sheet of copier paper, I tore a strip to use to form the landscape, I also used some scrap to cover my work.
For the first bauble I used blues, Shaded Lilac Distress ink for the hills with just a suggestion of Blueprint Sketch. I then added a little Drawing Gum from Pebeo with a brush, this would be the moon. I then blended the sky using Shaded Lilac, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress Ink. I blended the colours together keeping the are where it joined the land lighter, to form a halo effect. Then using the small tree and the ripped copier paper I stamped trees using less and less of it towards the back to give the distance.
Then I took the inner circle from the Inkables to cover my first bauble. I also placed the outer in position to make my next bauble.
For the second bauble, I used the same technique. This time using Scattered Straw and Wild Honey for the land, then Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and aged Mahogany for the sky.
I then repeated the process using greens, Mowed Lawn for the land and a little Iced Spruce. For the sky I used Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles and a very small amount of Black soot around the edges.
Next I added my sentiment and some additional plain baubles using the Inkable before removing the outer mask to leave my border.
To finish my card, I used a black fine liner pen to add the strings to the baubles, I also added a scribbled frame around the edge. Lastly I added some Gold Cosmic Shimmer PVA, where the string met the bauble. I then backed my piece onto a black base card.
I loved making this card and think it give a really crisp, clean look. I really hope you have enjoyed the step by step I have shared today as well as the finished card. Pleased dont forget to tune in on Thursday. The stamps are superb and Bev's shows are not to be missed. Take care and Happy Crafting.xx