Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Carmen's Veranda Christmas

Over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity we are having a Carmen's Veranda Christmas. Here is my make for Day 2

I have made this ATC, using two stamps from Carmen's Veranda, Elf and Christmas Lights
See the look on the little elfs face ? SO I have titled this ATC : Oh Joy !

The first thing I did to make my background was apply glue stick through a star stencil. When that had dried I sprayed the background with Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst sprays and let it dry. The Christmas lights were stamped in Stazon, then I added liquid pearls to the bulbs. See how some cracked over the glue stars - I liked that. Some of the cream lights also absorbed the colour from the sprays, which was unexpected and welcomed. You see, there are no mistakes with mixed media techniques, only pleasant and unexpected surprises. LOL. I added a little micro bead to the base of each light.

The elf was stamped in memento ink, and coloured with copics, see how cute he is in this close up:

The final step was to add a couple of thin strips of glitter, I do like a little bling on Christmas projects. The word Joy was die cut from a Tim Holtz word set. The elf was popped up on pop dots. And the ATC front matted onto black card stock.

A fun little ATC for sure :) Thanks for stopping by, and why not pop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for some more Christmas inspiration x

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