Wednesday, 1 December 2010

'Tis The Season

Hi everyone.  Can you believe that today is the 1st of December!!  (Oooooooohhhh!!  Not long to go until Father Christmas comes!!)  The trouble is we have got Christmas weather now and I just know that all this Christmassy white stuff will have vanished by the time Christmas gets here - it always does!!  Oh for a proper white Christmas!!

Anyway enough of me whittering on about Christmas - today I've popped on to tell you that as it is the 1st of December it means that it is the start of a brand new ATC swap over on The Stamp Man's ATC Swap blog.  The theme for this one is 'Tis The Season so as you can see I opted to go for a wintery looking Christmas tree using my Swirly Trees stamp set.

I embossed my actual ATC using a Papermania Snowflake embossing folder and very lightly coloured the embossed snowflakes using a pale lilac Copic marker. I stamped and embossed the tree border using a white inkpad and Detail White embossing powder onto mauve Bazzill card.  For the main image, I stamped using black Memento ink and then coloured the image using Copics before cutting it out and mounting it to my ATC.

Once I'd coloured my tree I then used my Ranger Inkssentials White Opaque pen to trace over the branches of the tree and also to make the background dots white to emulate snow.

Here's a slightly closer look so you can see what I mean!

However I'm sure that all you ATC'ers out there can do a much better job than I can so why don't you hop on over to The Stamp Man's ATC Swap blog to find out how you can participate.

Until my next post - try and keep warm and think of me battling the -10c wind chill factor whilst doing some Christmas shopping!  That is of course if I can get the car out of the drive!!

6 comments:

Chocoholic said...

What a pretty ATC . . . be careful out shopping Kay . . . s'freeeeezing out there!

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Kay, great your using one of your own stamps. Love it, the ATC is so cute love the colours. Be good, Hugs JO.xxx

craftymum said...

Hi kay
lovely card, again. I have been looking through my Craft Stamper magazines. I am always drawn to yours and Debbie Dolphins projects!I am eagerly awaiting my next issue. Hope you are in it!
warm hugs Sarah x

Sally H said...

That is such a stunning card, Kay! I lvoe those icy colours. Hope you managed to shop and get home safely. My family are all home and I managed to get my car on the drive (unlike last night!) so I'm happy!

Julie said...

Lovely ATC Kay, so pretty, I love your stamps. Good luck to you shopping in this weather, I've been confined to barracks today. xxx

lisa said...

Your pretty tree reminds me of the weather perfectly, it's lovely and snowy!!! The colours are gorgeous.
We've got plenty of the white stuff too. I haven't been out in the car for over a week. I hope you got out and back safely.
Keep Warm
Hugs Lisax