Hello crafty friends! It’s time for a brand new sketch challenge from My Favorite Things! I decided to stretch my imagination with today’s sketch and tried to align my images in the general shape of the triangle shown in the layout below.
Instead of using a triangle itself, I used the Christmas tree from the Holiday Penguins Stamp Set as the top of my triangle and branched out with both Rudolph (I think of this little reindeer as Rudolph although he might be just a “normal” reindeer lol) and Santa as the base of my triangle.
To start my project, I first trimmed a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock to 4.5″ x 5.75″. I then used a piece of Gina K. Designs Masking Magic Sheets to mask my images while stamping to create dimension while still being one-layer. While my images were still masked, I then masked off an area for the snow and blended the sky with MFT Tropical Teal and Sno Cone Premium Dye Inks with a touch of Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink in between the two colors. I started with my darkest color at the bottom of my card and worked my way up toward the top with the lightest color.
Once finished, I then splattered some diluted opaque white paint over top of this ink blending to resemble snow as well as some diluted Tropical Teal Premium Dye Ink for added interest. I then removed my masking sheets and set my card aside to dry.
Once dry, I then colored my images with Copic Sketch Markers.
Copic Color Blends Used:
- Skin: E000, E21, E11, E04
- Reds: R14, R46, R89
- Browns: E40, E41, E42, E43
- Whites/Grays: 0, C00, C2, C4
- Snow: B0000, B000, B02, B05
- Teals: G000, BG53, BG70, BG49
- Greens: YG01, YG07, YG17, YG67
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Great composition with the elements of Jingle All the Way in front of a unique background.
Thank you so very much, Lynn! I appreciate your sweet comments!
He is the jolliest guy… love this so much. Of course it is your backgrounds that always get me. So beautiful! I am finished with my Christmas cards and now hope to play with my box card die, still haven’t tried it…
Thank you so much, Anne! That’s awesome that you’re finally finished with your Christmas cards! I still have some to go lol. I’m so slow when it comes to making Christmas cards. Looking forward to seeing what you create with the box card die when you get the chance to work with it! 🙂
I love this card and especially the deep rich colors you used. Thank you so much for describing the process as well as listing your Copic colors. That is so, so helpful! Happy Holiday.
Thank you kindly, sweet Debbie! Happy Holidays to you as well!
Rachel, this is wonderful. I love that you made this a one layer card. I have got to try masking more often. This looks amazing. Your color choices are always so rich, saturated and vibrant and really bring your scenes to life. Your splatter…oh I do envy your wonderful splatter. I don’t have the knack for it, except getting the splatter all over my work surface and not much on my card! LOL Thanks so much for sharing. I so appreciate your talent!
Thank you so much, my sweet friend! I make a mess everywhere when I splatter too lol. Don’t give up trying it, though! It takes me a few rounds to get the splatter to cover the areas that I want it to. I still have trouble aiming at times since it’s such a messy (but fun!) process. 🙂
Rachel your coloring skills are amazing! I love the texture in Santa’s beard and the depth of shading you do! Is there a method to your shading/blending? This is probably my favorite card of yours, but I probably say that about everyone of your cards!