This time around, I'm participating in the One Layer Christmas Card challenge but without the "twist", which is "Mistletoe". Here is my card.
Ok, my card was totally inspired by THIS amazing card by the incredibly talented MARIKA RAHTU, she just blows me away with her coloring techniques and style, so this is my humble attempt at CASEing her Christmas card.
I had to improvise since I do not have the paper she used (which I plan to order ASAP!!!!!), instead of the Memento Desert Sand ink and the Brilliance Moonlight Bright, I used Stazon Dove Gray ink and my white Prismacolor pencil. The first attempt at making this card was bad, this card stock is NOT for water colors so, as soon as I applied the water, it seep through the other side, I really tried to make it work but with no luck so, I stamped the image again, which by the way is from a lovely and sadly retired SU set called "Beauty of the Season", and started coloring it with my dark brown Prismacolor pencil and a paper stump dipped very, very lightly in baby oil. The white around the image was done with SU white craft ink. The white highlights are done with the white Prismacolor pencil. Here is a close up of this image.
To add a bit of shading I lightly went over the edges of the Holly leaves and the Chickadee with my SU Early Espresso marker. The sentiment comes with the set and it's heat embossed in white.
I hope you like this card and I hope you go visit Marika's blog, Me and Minime Crafting, so you can see why I find her style so inspiring.
Thank you so much for visiting, till next time, Happy Stamping.
Hugs from Maria.