Saturday, November 26, 2016

Christmas Cards and More 2016

Hello!  How are you?  I have been MIA from the blog.  Due to life running at a fast pace and technical difficulties with Blogger on my mobile devices I have not posted in a while.  Thankfully I am still able to post from my Mac.  Just not quite as convenient as blogging while lounging on the couch, ha, ha, ha.

Fall projects are put away for the year and I have started on Christmas/Winter projects.

I warmed up with a set of Christmas cards for my MIL.  Using a variety of older Christmas paper lines I made cards without a lot of dimension so that they can easily be mailed.  These come together quickly as I keep them simple by layering with the designer paper, using sentiments from the paper with a few added stamped sentiments and some embellishments.  Love the traditional red and greens.

My current work in progress is another two sets of the wood block home decor that I created for Fall/Halloween.  One set is a gift (shhhh, don't tell) and the other is a Winter/Christmas set.  These are made in a similar manner with a good coat of black gesso to start and then some Ranger Ink transparent texture paste through stencils.  Here is what I have so far.

Next step is several coats of Distress paint applied and blended with a baby wipe.

I will post when these are complete with more details on supplies and materials.

Hope your December is magical and you spend time with those you love.

Happy Creating!  Hugs, Sharon