Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snowy Star Gazing

I just love this image, staring at the stars on a winter evening.  The image is an Ildi Co Snopal, and the sentiment is from Sunshine stamps.  I've really been in a mood to use Kraft paper lately, it's just a bit more old fashioned and homey, and that's been suiting me.  Do you use the Kraft paper much?  I've seen very few snowfolk done like this, it seems they are usually on a white background....If you've never tried it, why not take the chance now and see what you think of it?  Let me know how your experiments go!

The snowfolk are coloured using white craft ink applied with an aqua painter.  If you don't have white craft ink you could also use white pencil crayon or white watercolour crayons.  The idea is you need something that will sit on the cardstock and show white, not get sucked in and go translucent.

The capes etc are coloured with copics--this works since we are using darker colours for them.  The white ruffle on the capes is filled in with liquid pearls, which gives texture and a nice pearly finish.

So do you all have lots of crafting plans this weekend, or are you now getting sucked into the Christmas last minute rush vortex, LOL!  I wish you all a safe and productive weekend!


  1. I love this image too, the sentiment with it is so pretty. Very nice job!

  2. Yes, my sewing machine is getting put to good use. Before I made the apron I made 8 pillows out of 2 valences for our nephew. I plan on making another apron for my Mother and Sister. I love all of your cards. They are so unique and fit the occasion beautifully.
    Happy Holidays and a Happy & Healthy New Year to you and your family.

    All my best,

  3. I really love the look of the snowmen on the kraft paper, I never would have thought of this. Great card!

  4. I like kraft a lot too. But I have never tried to stamp something on it and then color it white. The contrast is great and your snowman have a 3D appearance. Very nice.