Monday, 11 July 2011

A Hint Of Christmas

Evening lovely Crafters. I hope you had a lovely weekend despite the mix of weather we had. For once we choose the right day to go out and had a lovely walk in The Dales with a pub lunch, sat outside in the sunshine on Saturday. Although we took all the wet weather gear with us we spent the whole day in t-shirts so were really lucky, especially as it rained for most of yesterday.

The reason for my recent spell of busyness and lack of blogging is due to the fact that I've been up to my eyeballs in lovely stamps, embossing powders and distress inks making lots of samples for some upcoming TV shows Sheena Douglass has on Create and Craft on Wednesday of this week.

She is revisiting her stamps from pre fusion days and it's been lovely to play with them all again.

I enjoyed the Christmas sets most, probably because it's so long since I played with glitter and snowy scenes so they came out fresh and this is one I made with the Bah Humbug set.

It was stamped onto watercolour paper with Chipped Sapphire distress ink and then the detail was painted in with Brushed Corduroy. The Chipped Sapphire ran as well and although I initially panicked I was really pleased with how it turned out. One of those happy accidents. Some diamond Shrinkles was added for that winter frostiness.

I used Chipped Sapphire and Dusty concord for the sky and masked out the moon, then sprayed the whole thing with a blue mica spray before adding santa in his sleigh.

The sentiment was stamped onto shrink plastic which had been cut with a Nestie and I created the background paper by embossing some snowflakes from the set with platinum WOW embossing powder and then wiping more Chipped Sapphire distress ink over the top.

I apologise for giving you Christmas in July and next time I promise there won't be a snowflake in sight.

Thanks for stopping by.


Lisa Jane said...

OH this is fabulous .. i love those rooftops ..reminds me of Mary Poppins ..
That shrink plastic sentiment looks wonderful too... why not enter our Christmas in July challenge at Moving along with the times this week
Lisa x


Wow Lisa - this is absolutely stunning. Love the icicles and the glitter. The spritzed sky looks as though it's full of falling snowflakes - just beautiful. I will be looking out for your work on C&C this weekend. Hugs, Sylvia xx

Lesley said...

Wow, how gorgeous is that!! I didn't know you made samples for Sheena - no wonder you're so fab at the paint fusion!!!!

Sam said...

Nowt wrong with Christmas in July with a card as lovely as this one!! Loving it!!

Sally H said...

Wow, Lisa! That is just stunning. Beautiful stamps - I am sure you will do Sheena proud if this is anything to go by. Think I will have to set the video to record that

Mrs.B said...

Great card Lisa, love your background paper.
Everyone seems to be doing Christmas cards, think I need to apply myself, I was going to wait until I see whats new at Harrogate, but don't know if I should wait that long!
Glad you had a good day out.
Avril xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, well, as someone who has been making C cards the whole year I think if anyone should be apologising it should be me :) Love your card and will look out for it on Wednesday - well, I might have to record the programme but I will look out for it whenever I see the programme. Like those happy accidents :) Elizabeth x

Jill said...

Oh my goodness Lisa, what a beautiful Christmas card. Gorgeous gorgeous image. Mmm.... think I might NEED to watch the programme!

Weird mixed weather isn't it, one day beautiful sunshine and the next (like today) dull and windy! Could do with some rain for my vegetables!

Jill x

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous! Love the shrunk sentiment embelli ;) It's so useful to do that with a stamp that is too big to use as is I've found. :)
xoxo Sioux
The dales sounded wonderful....I went to our local Hap'nin a.k.a. a party in the park with some super bands playing on Sat night....but it was flippin freezing! LOL

Emma said...

Totally stunning, as always!!! This is gorgeous, Lisa and I'm with's always fab to break out the Christmas stamps, even if it is only July!!

Hope you're ok...
Love and hugs, Emma xxx

Lynda said...

Wow Lisa what a work of art - the scene is just lovely. Fabulous card!

Love Lynda xxx

Kezzy said...

Wow fantastic card, think I might have to buy this set. Kezzy x