I wanted to have another play with my Bister powders, these are pigments and I wrote a post here about them earlier this year. I also decided to make a start on my Christmas cards and enter some great challenges running at the moment.
PaperArtsy's theme is pigment powders, including Bister. I really enjoyed the video over there featuring a French crafter and felt inspired to make a few backgrounds which I can keep and use over the coming weeks for my card bases. I added water on my card first with a brush for this one and then sprinkled on some bister. I then added some texture paste snowflakes through a stencil.
And for the one below I sprinkled bister first and then spritzed with water. Every piece is so unique, it's great fun playing with these powders.
I really liked this bright background so I added some sparkly stencilled starts
Once I had made a few backgrounds I took one and imagined a Christmas scene I could create.
I added some stenciled snowflakes using Ranger texture paste.
And below is what I came up with. The stamp is Lavinia and the Santa die cut is Cheery Lynn. I made the parcels out of snippets of card.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Paperartsy pigment powders
Cheery Lynn things with wings my fairies have wings
Pixie's snippets playground 194 I have used snippets of card to make my little parcels.
The craft barn stencils and masks I have used Tim's snowflake stencil
We love to create anything goes mixed media 19
Crafting from the heart anything goes
Artistic Inspirations anything goes/twist of magic
Penny Black and More Anything goes
Artistic Stamper Things with wings
Whimsy anything goes or Halloween
Rubber Dance Anniversary I used the Dec 2014 colour board.
Simon Says stamp Wednesday die crazy
Simon Says stamp Monday love this technique I love using texture paste through stencils.
ABC Christmas S is for silent
The rain yesterday was biblical and we finished off the day with a power cut. However all is calm this morning....power has been restored and the sun has returned.
Thanks for visiting today. We have the most exciting weekend coming up. Daisy Jane is coming to spend the whole weekend with us whilst her Mummy and Daddy go to wedding. Oh my....sooo exciting...and on my list of fun things to do with Daisy is a conker hunt......
Bye for now,