Thursday, 4 May 2017

Happy Little Stampers - May Christmas Challenge

This year is disappearing so quickly, so now's a really good time to get your Christmas on and head over to the new Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

Here's my card:

I started by masking the whole card apart from a central circle and then placing a smaller circle mask in the middle of it. I then stamped randomly using the splatter stamp from Mixed Media Fun.

I lifted the masks and stamped the poinsettia which I coloured using 'new to me' Chameleon pens. I'm thinking the green leaves worked out better than the red petals and I have to admit I'm not finding these pens as easy to use as I thought I would.

Stamps: HLS Christms Joy & Mixed Media Fun
Inks: Versafine, onyx black; SU, cherry cobbler
Pens: Chameleon, grass green, crimson red, black
Embellishments: Bling Bling gems

There are lots of ways to use masking on cards and I'm sure you'll be inspired by the techniques used by the rest of the HLS Christmas team - you can find them all here.

Thanks for looking today, I'm enormously grateful as I know your time is precious. And keep crafting!

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  1. What a creative way to make the circle border for your flower! An unique idea with great results! Great coloring too.

  2. This looks fab ..... love how you've framed the pretty poinsettia xx

  3. This is such a great masking technique Jane and your spatters frame the poinsettia beautifully. I had problems with the Chameleon pens too and I eventually changed to Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens which I'm much happier with.
    Hope you are enjoying the sunshine.
    Carol x

  4. Beautiful Christmas card. Delicate splashes around the holiday flower look perfect. Beautifully composed card!

  5. Jane, what an amazing card!! Your coloring is beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)


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