Saturday, December 1, 2012

Trimming the Tree

Happy Holidays!

Have you seen the great Saturated Canary Stamps available at 7 Kids College Fund?  

For this Christmas card, I used Trimming the Tree by Saturated Canary.

I decided to use Prismacolor Pencils to color. To give you an idea of how I think, let me explain why. I planned to use Distress Inks to watercolor, but used Staz-On on X-Press It paper. Unfortunately, X-Press It paper is not good for watercoloring, and Staz-On is not good for Copics. Rather than change over to Memento ink and waste paper, I thought "what can I use?" Ah Ha...Pencils. I blended the pencils out with mineral spirits. It was a nice change of pace. I need to remember those pencils.

The large rose was created using Tim Holtz Tattered Pine Cone die.


The paper I used has a lot of glitter, so I opted to add glitter to my image to keep the theme. I used Stickles for her top and bow. 

I hope your holiday season is fabulous! 

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous! I love how you explained your process and I think it's fun to break out a medium you don't use all the time to change it up.