I'm taking a quick break from the ongoing decoration of our kitchen. I've been painting today which feels good, it would feel better if I hadn't spent some of the time repainting a wall I'd done the wrong colour. Long story, but in brief I'd painted a kitchen wall in the bathroom colour instead of the dining room colour. I'm not saying the colours are similar or anything, but it's given my family a good laugh. No doubt it won't be the last I hear of it.
I managed to sneak outside and plant up a couple of pots with violas for winter as well. It was a lovely day, but nippy, it seemed a shame to stay in painting.
So I've made a card for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.
Now I don't have any cute bears or penguins so I've opted for Prancer and Dancer.
I broke out my brayer and inked the sky. I'd planned it to be all dark but then had the idea of the yellow light. It's quite indigo at the top.
I find that brayering either works or it doesn't and that day it was working. I inked two skies as I was sure I would smudge the stamping. I spritzed water over to give a starry
I stamped the reindeer and the houses and filled the houses and the trees with black. The sleigh is a die cut which I glued on then trimmed. I sewed the silver thread through the card so no danger of it falling off.
As I didn't smudge the stamping, I was able to make two cards. I wish I'd moved one reindeer slightly lower but I like the movement on this one.
I added some glitter and it stuck to Prancer and Dancer by mistake but that was fine with me.
The glitter looks better in real life.
So, unlike the last one, this card turned out pretty much as expected. All the stamps used have been from the magazines I've got into the very bad habit of buying recently. Oh, and JustRite oval dies.
I'm just running over to Pixie's Snippets Playground with this as well as I've used quite a few snippets. The yellow I've used for matting is actually an old school certificate of my daughters (no nothing important) and she left school 7 years ago! Yes, my name is Alison and I am a hoarder!
(I must just tell you - I just called to one of my (adult) boys to turn on the extractor fan in the bathroom and he said "There's a fan in the bathroom?" Turns out neither of them knew and we've been here a year and a half!)