This time next week we'll all be preparing for the arrival of the man in red ...... yes, mince pies will be at the ready along with whatever tipple you choose to leave for the big guy!
I decided to brave the shops again this morning (not the best idea I've had this week - busy or what!!) At least I got a few more bits and pieces crossed off the list, and finally my Christmas cards have been posted ..... yeah!!!
One that didn't actually make it into the hands of the Royal Mail is this little guy .......
It's this week's entry for the challenge over at Less is More.
We've got a One Layer Week again (they soon come around!) and the theme is .....
Now, I would love a white Christmas, but somehow I don't think that's what we'll get. We've had a little bit fall on the mountains but it hasn't lasted very long ........ I'll keep dreaming though!
On to the card ....... I stamped my little mouse (Penny Black's Xmouse Ornament!) onto a white cardblank ..... I used a grey ink instead of black as I wanted a softer look to the image.
I then made a mask for the mouse and covered the little guy up. I cut a deckle edge rectangle, using a Spellbinders Nestabilities die, from a piece of copier paper and used the outside part as a mask.
With both masks in place, I coloured the panel using various shades of blue Distress inks ..... Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and a touch of Chipped Sapphire.
I then spritzed over the top with some clean water, let it sit for a few seconds and them mopped up the excess leaving the mottled background .....
Once the ink was dry, and with the masks still in place, I stamped some snowflakes onto the background, using Versamark ink and then embossed with a white powder.
I removed my masks, and coloured the little guy using Spectrum Noir pencils ......
You can see I've added a touch of glitter to his snowflake, and I finished off by adding a greeting to the bottom (Tim Holtz's Mini Handwritten Holidays)
For the inside ........ more snowflakes and more Distress inks
Well that's one for the box for next year I suppose ..... unless there's someone I've forgotten!
Thanks for popping by ...... my next job is one of my favourites ...... start wrapping the Christmas presents. I need to get stuff put away before certain people get home from work!
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Cheerio until next time