Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Christmastime In The City

Hi my friends, I know it's only July but us makers need to grab every oppotunity to get started filling up the Christmas Card box and following on with the Early Birds theme from Simon Says Monday Challenge, I've fast forwarded to December to create a snowy afternoon scene in London town using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Christmastime Thinlits and some favourite stamps from Stampers Anonymous. Our Christmastime couple are heading home to decorate their tree by the light of a roaring fire and enjoy toasted marshmallows while the falling snow turns the city into a winter wonderland.

I began by trimming a panel of Distress Watercolor card to 4.3/4" x 6.3/4" and used the lamp post from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Christmastime and one of the Stacked Circles Tile Thinlits to create masks.
With the masks in place, I spritzed the background with Hickory Smoke Distress Stain, Hickory Smoke and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Sprays to create a moody winter sky.
I removed the mask and coloured the area which will be behind the lamp post with Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink using a Distress Blending Brush.
Going with the Christmastime in the City theme, I stamped the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous London Sights with Black Soot Distress Archival ink
and the tree branch from Mr Bones
I applied Distress Crackle Texture Paste through the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Speckles Layering Stencil to create a snowy sky.
I die-cut the lamp post 4 times from Idea-ology BlackOut KraftStock and layered to create dimension. I added a little Distress Crackle Texture Paste to the edges using my finger and once it had dried, used the Distress Embossing Pen with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder to add some shine and fixed to the panel with Distress Collage Medium.
I die-cut the couple from Idea-ology Classic KraftStock and Distress Watercolor card coloured with Speckled Egg Distress Re-inker, Tattered Rose and Festive Berried Distress Markers using a Distress Detailer Brush.
I added splatters of Picket Fence Distress Paint and Clipping Stickers from the Idea-ology Christmas Sticker Book. I used Ranger Red Carnation Enamel Accents to create berries on the tree and to add more red on the panel to match up with her scarf and gloves.

I squeezed Distress Collage Medium Matte directly from the bottle, sprinked with Ranger White Embossing Powder and heat set, to ground the couple and make it look as if they were walking on snow.
I finished by fixing the panel on to a 5" x 7" white card blank.


Have fun with whatever you creating
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

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23 comments:

Sandra H said...

Oh my word Kath what a wonderful scene so much true to life this is absolutely stunning the characters used the Christmas 🎄 and lamppost and added ❄️ totally my kind of card enjoy your day xx

Cathy said...

Wow! What an amazing scene you have created, I absolutely love it! Cathy x

Janette said...

beautiful scene Kath, I love this gorgeous card.xx

Carolnz said...

I love Christmas and i LOVE your card it's gorgeous <3

scrappergirl56 said...

Never too early...LOL...love the card and the way you combined different dies and stamps...

Eikana said...

Wow, this is great! It gives me a nostalgic feeling of seeing the graphics from a combo of the original books of Mary Poppins, 101 Dalmatians & The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe... for me at least! Love it! Only wish I could afford the sizzix stuff though, lol, but thx for sharing!

Debbie Stertz said...

So creative! This card is a stunning modern vintage scene that tells an age old story!

Paula Cheney said...

this is so wonderful Kath! Adding the light was genius! I want to make this one!!

Unknown said...

This was one of my favorite dies of the release, and I love the way you used it with Big Ben (?) in the background and how you illuminated the lamp!!

Noreen Newman Johnson said...

It is totally awesome. I love the way you combined all the elements. Happy Stamping.

Chrissy said...

Wonderful scene and card Kath, just gorgeous, love all your details and design.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Redanne said...

Kath, this is totally fabulous! I love how you added the London and Big Ben, they go so perfectly with the couple. Just when I thought I didn't need the couple or the lamp post dies.... Hugs, Anne xxx

nancy dempsey said...

Stunning!

scrappyjacky said...

Love everything about this.

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‘‘This is stunning

atouscrap said...

An other beautiful creation.

Lee said...

WOW,that is truly Stunning Kath.Hope you all ok.x

Kerstin said...

I love your card, even in July. It's absolutely fabulous!

Heidi said...

OMG this is so beautiful. Love how you make the lamp shine - you are so talented. I really hope you will show more of the Rudolph card that you made that Tim has photos of in his blog. I just love it

Edith said...

This is such gorgeoys card😍
Thanks a lot for sharing the process👍this is gonna help me a lot once my dies come in😀

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Pinned this. From the light in the lamp to Big Ben, and the leisurely couple...LOVE!!!

Sue said...

Could you please explain how to spritz the colours to get the background? I would love to this project on a board tag but I am not sure how to preserve it. Any help you could give me would be much appreciated. You are so creative!

Daria said...

I love your card! Thank you for the tutorial.