Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Twas the Night Before Christmas...


...and all through the house, not a creature was stirring except that crazy Karen who swore she would use every one of her new holiday dies on a card before Christmas! In addition to getting her CHA assignments done, not to mention family visits, shopping and wrapping, etc. I am almost all done, and if I get a few more cards made this week, I will share before it is too late. Santa is on his way on a stormy snowy Christmas Eve in this scene I created with black Bister powder and water on a watercolor piece. Before applying the black Bister, I spattered on some masking fluid and let it dry for the snowflakes. I also created a mask for the snow bank on the bottom. After the black Bister dried, I  masked around the moon and pulled the Bister color out with bleach. I stamped the trees in black ink with stamps from Repeat Impressions. The Santa and Sleigh die is from Impression Obsession and the "Noel" die is from Die-Versions.

I am entering this card in the Holidays challenge at Scrapy Land and the Winter Wonderland challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  I am also entering it into the Sharing the Season challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine Take It Make It Challenge.

11 comments:

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! I love your moody sky and the lovely scene you created! xxx

Maxine D said...

I'm glad you were crazy and stayed up late to make this dramatic card Karen - its wonderful.
Christmas Blessings
Maxine

Aussieleigh said...

Love the mood you have created in the card - that inked background is super!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Yes, indeed that sky background looks perfect with those die cuts.

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE your creation for our challenge at Craft Stamper.
Thanks for joining in the fun.
xxx Ellie xxx

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE your creation for our challenge at Craft Stamper.
Thanks for joining in the fun.
xxx Ellie xxx

Suzanne C said...

I love the gray / black sky with the bright moon and santa flying across. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Lori Kobular said...

I absolutely love the background you created on your gorgeous card! The sky looks amazing and I love the Santa and sleigh! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #32!

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card - love that Bister sky! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It :)

Linda said...

Lovely .... that sky looks amazing! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Linda xx