Eventually I completed a Christmas project today, I have been working on this for a magazine article which has taken so much longer than expected, admittedly all my fault!
My fingers get so inky, when attempting a snow scene the slightest mark on pure white is most definitely the be all & end all!…(Unless someone out there knows a good way of removing distress ink from white cardstock?…. without leaving a mark??)
I know I should wash my hands, but to be completely honest, I get so involved that sometimes it just slips my mind!
Anyway I am sure we have all been there right? … Why does it always happen right at the end, after all the hard work is done?!?
Ok rant over for now, here is a tag that did not make it for the magazine, they wanted Steampunk and this really does not fit the bill, it is using the stamps from my new winters tale set.
To be honest, I have been so busy lately it was really nice to sit down and have a play with these stamps eventually..
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Mask of the horizon line and barn.
Blend Mustard Seed half way up the un-masked area of the skyline.
Starting at the horizon line, blend Fired Brick into the Mustard seed.
Finish the top of the sky with a little dusty concord and Faded Jeans.
Remove the horizon mask and stamp the tree with Black Archival ink.
Remove the mask from the barn and stamp the barn with Black archival ink.
Stamp the geese, gate, wooden posts, robin, sentiment and berry bush with black archival ink.
Using a brush, colour the barn and posts with Walnut stain & Aged mahogany distress ink.
Use Faded jeans with a brush to shade the snow.
Add the berry's with Fired Brick.
Finally add highlights using an Inkssentials White opaque pen.
Oh yeah, please make sure you wash your hands to avoid inky fingerprints in the snow! lol