It’s the second Wednesday of the month which means time for a new Christmas At Sweet Stampin’ challenge. Last month our optional twist was Christmas in the sun. This month we’re going a different direction and looking for snow people to be included in your projects. I thought I’d change things up a bit and try to create my snowfolk card on black card stock, using pearlised watercolours for colouring them.
I started by stamping and white heat embossing the snow couple from Art Impressions’ Merriest Christmas Set, along with a sentiment, onto a black card base. I then used my Gansai Tambi Pearl Colours to add colour to the image. I started with the white gold to paint in all the snow including the bodies of the couple. I then used the red, green and blue for colouring the accessory elements of the design. I mixed the yellow and red to make orange for their noses, and also mixed the pink and green to create a brown shade for the stick arms and the broom.
I left the card to dry and found that the colours faded back more than I would like, leaving the image shimmery but lacking the colour definition. After digging through my supplies I found some metallic colouring pencils and I used those to add a little more detail to the areas that had faded back, giving more intensity to the watercolour. As a final touch I added splatters of the white gold across the card to give the look of snow.
My idea with this card was that the scene is a night-time scene, hence the dark background. I’ve enjoyed using metallic watercolours on dark card in the past, and thought it would be fun to try with pearls. I’m not sure I entirely like how it came out. I think the look works better with florals than it does with snowmen! Still it was fun to experiment with the technique and it definitely gives a different look. If you’d like to join in with our challenge, either making a snow people card or just anything Christmas goes, you can link up with us over on the challenge page. You can also find more inspiration from the team there, or directly on their blogs via the links below.
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Christmas At Sweet Stampin’ – Anything Christmas and Optional: Snow People
Classic DT Challenge – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas
Creative Confetti – Shimmer
Fabrika Fantasy – Anything Goes
HLS Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes
HLS Watercolour Challenge – Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Anything Goes
STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge – Anything Stamping
TCP Tuesday Challenge – CAS
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)