Monday Already?

Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #13 – Snowflakes

When I first saw this stamp from The Rabbit Hole Designs, I knew I absolutely had to have it. It arrived just prior to Christmas and my design today is the first time using it. To me it is a perfect image for the Caffeinated challenge so I am uploading it there.

Intially I stamped the image onto a scrap piece of white CS using Hickory smoke as I wanted a softer outline. Then using pencils I coloured the image using a combination of water colour and some Prisma. I wanted the pencil lines to show on the bird body as it looks more like feathers so although I blended it out I used a very light touch to do so. I added a bit of silver sparkle in the feathers and eye although it doesn’t show in the photo. For the background I used a stencil from Warm Wishes and Iced spruce ink and then I added some sparkle in places using a Sakura glitter pen in silver. I also hand drew some curved lines to denote a snowy base. Once the focal image was coloured I carefully fussy cut it so it could be popped up onto the background. I’m not sure, but now wonder, if I should have used some Tumbled glass ink for the background, as the iced spruce came out darker than I thought it would. That said I still like the end result and it makes me smile as that ostrich is clearly still exhausted.

Thanks for stopping by and a Happy New Year to all.

12 thoughts on “Monday Already?

    1. He makes me smile too. I was looking for something specific for my hubby when I came across this stamp. Absolutely had to have it.

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