Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Happy Little Stampers December Christmas Challenge

OK, Christmas is just around the corner.  You probably really need to do the new December Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers

The challenge this month is Anything Goes with the optional twist of  Candy cane.

The had on my bird is kinda candy cane colored - kinda - sorta - maybe. 

This bird is a copy of a piece of original art work that I did with Inkintense pencils.  I was inspired by a bird I saw on Pinterest and a class I took.  The instructor gave me the courage to try and draw a few of my own images. For the original, I started with a piece of book page with gesso added on top.  I drew the bird in pencil and then colored it.  The background is Distress Paint. 

When I copied the picture, the colors did not come out like the originals so I took colored pencils and beefed up the color.  It is a different image for a Christmas card but it is a part of me and my artistic journey.

The pink background is another book page that has gesso on top and I shook on some colored powder (don't remember brand) and mixed with the gesso to get this color.  I found some green in my card stock supply to use as a mat and a bright pink for the die cut sentiment.  The sentiment is from Penny Black.

I added some clear glitter paste through a stencil to add a little extra to the background. 

Please join us at Happy Little Stampers for our December Christmas challenge

Thanks for stopping by. 


Sue - said...

Fantastic card - you’re so clever to draw your own image!

Bobby said...

Good for you branching out and trying new things. This is a very artistic mixed media card.

BożenA said...

WOW! A wonderful mix of media cards. I love pastel warming colors
Happy New Year!