Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Time to get back to some Christmas Cards

This is a super quick card to make so I've done in a couple of colours.
I stamped the image on watercolour card using archival brown ink, then a quick watercolour wash to make it looked aged.  I added Wink of Stella over the trees and the roofs to make add a little sparkle which is quite sparkly IRL but not so much in the photo.
I love this stamp by Serendipity, the stamp is the focal point and is so pretty you don't really need to do much more.


I'm entering this for the following challenge



Card Recipe
Stamps: Serendipity
Paper: Watercolour, Kraft
Ink:Archival Brown
Accessories: Wink of Stella, distress ink wash
Techniques: Stamping

12 comments:

Trina P. said...

Beautiful rustic Christmas card, Christine. That is a beautiful image. Love the added shimmer on the snowy areas. You could have entered this in this week's Shimmer challenge at Less is More. 😉

Christine Alexander said...

Trina thanks for the heads up on the LIM challenge.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful serene CAS Christmas card, Christine. I love all your neutral tones and CAS design. Hugs...

Nancy Stislow said...

There is nothing I like better than sepia. This is gorgeous, Christine!

Loll said...

This is so pretty, Christine. Love the vintage image done all in browns. xx

Esther said...

What a super rustic Christmas card! I love the clean layout, warm tones and subtle shimmer on the snow. Fabulous effect, and well done you on getting ahead with the Christmas makes. I really need to start stirring myself into action! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Bonnie said...

Love this scene and the way you've "aged" it, Christine! A perfect rustic Christmas card!

Mac Mable said...

Simply elegant and so very classy x

Nonni said...

This is very pretty, I love the rustic look! All the shades of brown look very beautiful and serene. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

Heather Hopson said...

Using the Kraft Paper certainly gives the feel of Rustic. You have made a beautiful card and I love how you aged the scene too. Great job!

Jen Mitchell said...

What a wonderful card. Love the sepia tone of your focal image.

Barbetka K said...

Amazing card - perfect job :)