Hi everyone and welcome. Back in November you may remember I mentioned the excitement of meeting Ken Oliver, designer of the Hometown collection of papers, at the NEC where they were being released for the first time.
You can see the moment I got my hands on these gorgeous designs and two of the cards made with them HERE.
So I'm back with two more festive cards created with the same papers. Here's the first;
Layering a crackle painted window frame over the 'postcard' section that matched this Antique shop portion of one sheet was intended to set the scene for this card. I echoed the ripped brown paper included within the paper design with more of the same at the bottom before applying a little white gesso and gold paint over the background. The rest was just a case of layering up some painted die cut holly leaves, paint stencilled festive foliage and stamped holly gilded with Yorkshire Dales Mega Flakes embellished with a selection of gems.
Now for card number two;
I used the ATC die to cut out the portion of the 'postcard' that I wanted to layer over it's matching background. To draw the eye inwards I added white gesso to the edges and blended a little brown ink over that. The bauble flourish was heat embossed with Verdigris embossing powder and provided the guide for the placement of the remaining elements. Having gilded the teardrop baubles and holly leaves as for the previous card I added Distress Stain to ramp up that verdigris look. Finally some matching chain was glued in place and I die cut a corner flourish from some card which had been painted with my 'verdigris recipe'.
I have to say I love the designs in this collection and look forward to adding a different seasonal twist to the others next year. If you want to get a closer look at the unaltered collection you can find them at Craft Obsessions.
I have two more cards to share with you before 'the big day' arrives. Tomorrow, another Shelly Hickox technique in action and on Christmas Eve my Tim tag entry for December. Hope you can join me for those.
As you get those last minute preparations sorted remember to take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx