Saturday, 10 November 2018

Christmas pastels

 Good morning
We are racing through November and you know what comes after that! (Does anyone else think time goes faster now?

Our challenge for you this week at 52CCT is:

Not the usual Christmas colours perhaps, but our team never let us down and we always get fabulous entries. 

I've got quite an unusual look. How did I do it? I'm glad you asked. 

I started with a piece of white card and stamped and embossed the baubles in silver. (Still in a masking mood from a recent challenge). 
I coloured with pencil crayons and then comes the magic ingredient. Baby oil. I sometimes use that on pencil crayoning to burnish and when I used it here it gave the paper a translucent look. I was surprised (I don't know why) but I like the look. 

Does anyone else deconstruct their cards after they have made them? 
I made this all up on white card and it looked a bit meh. Carefully, I prised off the colouring and remounted on black and the difference was amazing. 

The final touch was drawing around an edging die with a silver pen. Wish I'd thought of that sooner.

We always look forward to seeing your entries. 
Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day. x

Joining in with 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #411


  1. Quel joli résultat Alison, ces couleurs semblent si douce et sont relevés par les touches d'argent, biz

  2. Hi Alison! What a stunning card and you rocked those colors. Had to chuckle about you just discovering tracing around a die. On my latest card I was using a Spellbinder labels die and really wanted a layer inside it that was almost as large but not quite. It then dawned on me to trace the inside of the die on the back of my paper and fussy cut it. Worked perfectly! Now, thanks to you, I'm going to try tracing with one of my gazillion pens! It's kind of sad, isn't it, as long as we've been doing this, what mysteries are yet to be discovered??? hahahaha ;-) xoxoxo

    1. Thank you, and thanks for following and your kind comments. Good that we can find new things to do with our stash AND they don't cost anything or result in us buying new stuff!


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