................and this is one of them. I had intended to blog it before Christmas but you could say that I'm getting in early for this year!
I probably made it more complicated than it needed to be but this is the sort of stamping that I love. It may be a bit of an epic post but for once I remembered to take photos as I went.
The stag is done with Grunge Paste. As I wanted to keep that clean I did that step last.......
.............so I started off by marking his place with a pale Distress Ink brushed through the stencil.
I didn't want the scenery showing through him so the next thing I did was mask him off.
I stamped the cabin in place and did the same with that...................
.............before stamping the trees...............
................and brayering the sky. I used Denim and Black Adirondack ink for this.
Next up was the snow. I kept the stag masked off and used Weathered Wood Distress ink on a make-up sponge for this.
It's getting there and I've not made any mistakes............yet!
I put the Stag mask back in position and added the Grunge Paste.
When that was dry I added the colour with several shades of Distress Ink on a make-up sponge.
I was really chuffed with how it was going, so I went to wash my inky hands before I messed it up.
Unfortunately my cuff was still wet and I ended up with a mark from the ribbing. I won't say what I said but I wasn't happy!!!!!!
I couldn't exactly stick a butterfly on it but the word "Christmas did the job. Phew!
As it's Christmas some glitter and Frantage finish it off.
Stamps and Stencil Used
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