Is it to early to talk about Christmas lol
I can see you rolling your eyes and hear the groans already he he
But for anyone who wants to send handmade Christmas cards - now is the time to start.
I always have good intentions at the beginning of the year - and mostly I don't do too badly - but I always wish I'd made more when December comes around
So in an attempt to put in even more effort I joined a facebook page where the aim is to make 52 cards in the year. (We'll not mention the fact that I'm already a week behind lol)
So here's my first card. I actually made a couple like this one last Christmas. When I went to Florida last November I took my pencils and coloured a few images as i sat by the pool - this one I coloured three times. Two of them got made into cards and this one was 'saved' for this year and has got me off to a start for the year
This cute, pretty image is from Sheena Douglass at Crafter's Companion- it's very easy to colour because it has a lot of shading on the stamp to guide you, the sentiment also came with the stamp.
I stamped onto Canson watercolour paper (my favourite for watercolours - it has such a fabulous texture) Then coloured with Spectrum Noir Colourtint watercolour pencils - all except for the red which is a Derwent Inktense pencil (there isn't a bright red in the Colourtints) I love the Colourtints they're such lovely muted shades.
This is what I did .....
Image and sentiment - Dashing Deer from Sheena Douglass a little bit festive
Coloured with Spectrum noir colourtint pencils
red pencil - Derwent inktense
Paper - Canson watercolour paperCard and ribbon from my stash
I hope I've inspired you to get going on next years Christmas cards