Friday, November 25, 2022

Season's Tweetings!

 Hiho! Hope all are well and not too much over-eating in the USA. Our Thanksgiving meal of country-style ribs, scalloped potatoes, greens and corn muffins was super delish. I am proud of myself for not over-eating for once. Our weather is dreary: rain and more rain. All the better to be retired and have an art hobby to stay inside for.
It's now T-minus 30 sleeps until Christmas Day! Time to get all the loose ends stitched up, cards finished and addressed to mail and decorations put out. Let the Stress Games begin!
Supplies Used:
Image: Sheepski Christmas Post Box, colored with Promarkers, pencils, paint pens and Wink of Stella
Color Mates and Springhill Digital card stocks
Basic Grey Fruitcake designer papers
Glitter washi tape
Lawn Fawn Season's Tweetings sentiment stamped with Versamark and heat embossed
White embossing powder
I resized this Splitcoaststampers sketch to 6x6" in PSE for my layout design. I used the fussy-cut digi image in place of the oval element.
The bottom sky mat was ink-blended by me using a blending brush and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. After that dried, I went to town splattering diluted white acrylic paint with a small round paint brush. 
The inside of the card, left side matted with Basic Grey and an emboss-resist inked side.
Close-up of the inside Stamplorations sentiment, stamped with Nocturne Versafine Clair and heat-embossed. Various snowflakes were stamped around that and clear heat-embossed. Then I inked the surface with a blending brush and Speckled Egg, Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks.
The back of the card with some of the BG and a siggie, shown with the front.
Close up shot to try to show some of the glitter and texture of the snow, which I colored with multiple layers of white paint pen and Wink of Stella. I also rubbed a white pencil across the post box and wood posts for snow dust.
And final view. This one's going to our mail carrier. 
Thanks for visiting and have a great day.

Ink blending/distressing/mixed media/emboss resist


craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I adore that sweet robin Aimeslee.
We're getting a lot of rain here near London, but some sunshine in between. Today has been lovely, and I had some washing out on the line. It came in dryer than it went out is the best I can say 😂
Have a great weekend.

brenda said...

A lovely welcoming Christmas scene Aimeslee, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges.

B x

Chris said...

Such a beautifully designed card, lovely image and papers, great use of the sketch and glittery washi tape. You really went the extra mile- not often you see the back of a card decorated as well as the front and inside! It makes it extra-special! Thank you for joining in with our ‘Christmas Animals’ Challenge at Fab’n’ Funky.

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Aimeslee love the beautifully coloured Robin image .Same weather here too rain,rain and more rain!!!.Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations,Pearly Sparkles and Scrapping4fun
Carol DT x

Diane said...

Beautifully created, love the image!! (BTW, your package from DD should be arriving anytime soon, enjoy))
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT
{Nellies Nest}
{The Sisterhood}
{Stencil Fun}

Diane said...

Me again, thank you for sharing your beautifully created card with us at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}
{Stencil Fun}

HilaryJane said...

What a wonderful image and thanks for showing off the sparkle in your pictures. I am also very impressed that you have decorated all 4 sides of your card. thanks for sharing it with us at we love stamping xx

Deanne Saunders said...

So sweet!!! Thanks so much for participating in our SCRAPPING 4 FUN challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Bonnie Lynn said...

Gorgeous card Aimeslee! Love your coloring on that Sheepski image. I just might need to get it for my stash. Would you kindly send some of your rain my way please. Every time there's rain in our forecast it disappears.

marlies said...

Leuk wat je gemaakt hebt! Zo fijn dat je meedoet bij de Mixed Media Lovers!
Marlies, DT

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely festive card thank you for joining us at Passion for Markers this week.

Melanie Hungerford said...

Wonderful card, just love that bird with the post box image, and love the snowy background. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles and Krafty Chicks!

Tammy said...

WOW!! great card! I can't believe you decorated even the back of the card!! Thanks for joining us at CCC!!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I'm here with both my hats today Aimes, what a wonderful card for your mail man, he will love it, so do I. The image is a wonder and beautifully coloured. A Great card as always. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at We Love Stamping. Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Julie said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas image! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Passion for Markers this week, good luck! Juliex

Heather said...

Wow, Aimeslee, LOVE this image! Such a festive mailbox, and your coloring is just gorgeous! Very fun layout, too, great choice of papers! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card! i love your image!!
Thanks for playing along this month at Sparkles Christmas Challenge
Debbie - SCC DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Ina G said...

Simply gorgeous and lots of lovely eye candy. Especiallyt love your little robin. Thanks for sharing at Sisterhood of Crafters

My name is Erika. said...

These European robins are so cute I wish we had them here. What a great image for a holiday card. And good for you not to overeat on Thanksgiving. My self control didn't exist...and I ate way too much. Hope it's been a nice holiday weekend. Hugs-Erika

My name is Erika. said...

And I missed that you joined us at TIOT. Thanks so much for sharing this cute robin with us. hugs again!

Lia said...

The robin is one of my favorite birds and we've got them in out garden! On your card it's a great eyecatcher.

Creaine said...

So glad you’ve joined our challenge at Mixed Media Lovers! I just love what you’ve made. Hope to see you again next time.
Blogowner: Ine

Wendy said...

Every ounce of that card is beautiful! I love that you decorated the back of it too. I agree that we are in the "stress games" now. 🤣 Thank you for sharing it and playing along with ABC Christmas Challenge ~ Wendy

Judy McKay said...

Stunning card. Lots of beautiful laters, colours and textures.Thank you for joining us at Creative Artist this month Our next challenge is not until February and I hope to see your artwork back here then. Happy Holidays, Judy DT

Aunty Sue said...

such a beautiful card love everything about it and thanks for sharing at Passion for markers

The Crafty Den said...

Such a beautiful card Aimeslee. The image is gorgeous and your colouring is perfect. Great paper choices and love that you decorate the inside and back of your card too. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Spectacular card! Love all the details. Delighted to have you playing with the Krafty Chicks Challenge this week. Hope you join us again soon.
Diane - DT

Alyson Mayo said...

This is gorgeous - love the blue sky in the background and the corner details :)

Joan said...

A lovely card, a Robin is always super special to me and that is such a lovely image

Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday Challenge


Leanne said...

Wonderful card, I like the washi tape on this layout...great job, and thanks for playing our challenge at Christmas Craft Creations, Have a great day!

Leanne DT Member/CCC
Christmas Craft Creations