Thursday, 11 July 2013

My English Christmas Card

Making Christmas cards at this time of year does strange things to you....

.....I was well into creating this one when I realised about the lack of snow, but then I thought in reality it hardly ever snows here at Christmas. We just always seem to associate snow with it. I like to be different though, hence my English (no snow) Christmas Card showing Douglas and Lily walking off their Christmas lunch on a bright Winter's day. 

The scene is stamped and brayered as usual, then I created a mask to colour in the trees. I inked through it with green Distress Inks on an Ink Duster to give them their base colour. I made one of the trees a lot brighter than the others - for this one I coloured the holly and berries in with Sakura Glaze pens, where as the paler ones were done with coloured pencils. I thought this gave a nice contrast. I also added red glazed berries to the holly round the edge.

Douglas and Lily are stamped in Black Archival. This gives them a really nice solid black colour.


Stamps Used
Douglas and Lily from the Clarity Remountable Characters
Words from Lesson 11 - Christmas Bauble Set



  1. You've created a lovely scene here, Lynne. (I note you have placed Lily's hand quite carefully this time!!)

  2. Janet you set me off laughing again I had forgotten about the Hand!! Lynne this is stunning and because of the lighter trees and holly at the top it does have the feel of xmas & summer and lets face it who knows which we will get in Dec!!!

  3. Lovely card Lynne, I like the contrast of the trees xx

  4. Beautiful card Lynne, and Janet your comment did make me smile. Have a great weekend. X


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