Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Christmas cracker

Here I am posting another card I'm not sure about. Why am I posting it? Attention seeking I suppose. 
This is for the challenge:


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I immediately wanted to make a cracker but it wasn't so easy. Eventually I cut out a mask and sponged through to give the outline. Then stamped rows of images in a somewhat Nordic style. Finally, I went in with red gel pen and added a few accents of glitter and then stuck on the bows. I think you can just about see the glitter in the photo. Incidentally, the bows were ribbons saved of crackers from a previous year!

It is certainly bright and has come out rather more pink than I wanted. I usually go for more subtle colours.
I must confess to smudging the sentiment AGAIN. This time while adding the gel pen.
I only need a couple more Christmas cards and that is one more down. I'll be pleased to get back to flowers and pretty things.

3 comments:

  1. I think this is fab and fits the sketch very well - thanks for sharing it this week at CC&S - Jacqueline xx

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  2. I think your Christmas cracker is a fun and festive take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S. :)

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  3. What a cracker! (Sorry, couldn't resist!) and, honestly, it really is. Love how You created it too. Thanks for joining in with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches
    Louise xx

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