Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year

I would like to wish you all a happy Christmas, and a prosperous, healthy, and creative 2014 !


I was inspired by Jo Myhill's use of tissue paper on the Paperartsy blog. What would I create with this technique? It is nearly Christmas, so why not make a Christmas card? Actually, it is the only Christmas card I made this year...

I stamped some balls and holly from Paperartsy Noel plates 2 and 6 on a piece of tissue paper. Then I coloured the balls with Sky and Ice Blue. I coloured the holly with Toad Hall and London Bus, darkened with Little Black Dress. All this is done on the back of the tissue paper. When that was dry, I painted the back with Ice Blue mixed with Snow Flake to make a lighter shade.

I coloured a card with Sky, and stamped Mini MN39 using ColorBox MicaMagic Regal Red, to add some sparkle.

Using Satin Glaze I glued the tissue paper to the card.

The Happy New Year's wish is stamped with Archival Black. The sheet music is from Stampers Anonymous, stamped in Sepia. I coloured the background with Frayed Burlap and Scattered Straw Distress Inks. I distressed the border and coloured it with Vintage Photo.

7 comments:

Darcy UK said...

Well done for playing along at such a busy time. The stamping on the tissue works great, you got a great crisp image.

Jo said...

The tissue paper background looks great and I love the blue colour scheme. Jo xx

ionabunny said...

Great piece. Impressed how crisp you have the stamping on the tissue paper. Great colours

Trish said...

Great card - and even more special if it's the only one you made...

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Fantastic card.

Janet said...

Great card Mark, tissue stamping is fab.

Sarah B said...

great card Mark ! love the colours.