Hello my crafting friends, sorry for the long absence yet again! Did you see Sheena's Remember When collection, wasn't they amazing designs? Here I am going to show you some of my samples for the shows and a quick run down of what I used for each sample. I will show the rest another day.
The roof tops are one of my favourites and these along with the Chimney would make great 'New Home' cards I think, something different to what you can normally buy. For my sample I I first did the sky with Aquatints mixing some of the pastel colours and letting it dry. For the roof tops I ran the stencil through the e bosser to emboss it then painted it with Pebeo Creme Paints Cinnamon, Taupe & Mine colours and a little Black Acrylic. You can add some Black to make colours a little darker if you wish. I painted these.going from light to dark as if the chimneys were in shadow. I then heat embossed a little Black cat, cut it out and placed it on the roof. I added some smoke coming out of the Chimney using Pebeo Creme Paints Linen & Mine to finish the card off.
I put some Pebeo Concrete Paste through the stencil onto Black card and once dry painted it with Pebeo creme paints, I mixed the Red and Orange together until I got the shade of Red that I wanted for her hair. I left the text just as it was with the paste, meaning I did not paint it white at all.I distressed the edge of the card to make it look more like a tatty poster. For the Woman, I stamped her, painted her with the same paints and cut her out. For the background I ran some card through the Brick Wall embossing folder then painted it with Pebeo Creme Cinnamon. I put it all together as if the Woman is pondering over the poster. Adding a sentiment at the bottom to finish the card. This was A4 size card, quite a large card to accommodate the stencil.
I first coloured my card with distress inks using Rusty Hinge at the top and Pumice stone at the bottom I then ran it through the stencil to emboss and whilst in the stencil coloured the windows with Hickory smoke and the boys with Black Soot. I stamped the boy, painted him with Pebeo Creme Paints, putting some watered down Brown on him to make him look a little muddy, then cut him out and placed him in front of the boys then added the sentiment to finish.
I painted a piece of card with Pebeo Creme paints using two different Blues and adding some White Pearl, I painted a moon using the White Pearl up in the corner.Once dry I stamped my Santa and sleigh going across the moon and coloured using a Black marker pen. Using more card I embossed the stencil, cut it out and painted it with Pebeo Creme paints using Cinnamon, Black and Silver, I added the silver where the moon may have shone on the bricks, I also added two chimney pots on top. I placed this on top of my background, This could be made to look more Christmassy by adding snow on the roof tops and you have all that lovely brick work to add a sentiment of your choice.
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Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx