Saturday, 21 November 2009

Sunday Stamper - week 78

Sunday Stamper week 78 just managed to join in with Hel's Sunday Stamper challenge.  I have one and one only Christmas tree stamp so am a bit limited, but I so wanted to have a go.

This is it.

It looks a bit off centre - but it isn't - trust me - it just the card is not laying flat so right hand side of it sticking up - I was in a mad rush - can you tell!!!!

I have caught some sort of bug - really sore throat, bad headache, high temperature and haven't slept much all night.  So apart from making lunch for Patrick before he went off bowling, I have been a limp lettuce!

I so wanted to join in Hels challenge and make a Christmas card.
This is a bit of a close up - the ink is just about dried!
If you click on the photo to enlarge it, it looks a bit brighter
The card was run through an embossing folder of snowflakes, and I coloured it with chalk!

On thick white card I masked a circle and coloured it in shades of 'moon'.  It isn't quite this dark in real life - it's just that it has got dark here so I couldn't get a decent photo

I layered on with sponges blues, blacks, and hazelnut distress inks to create a dark night with mountains in the background and a wintry wild winter night

Then in 'Christmas Tree Green' (Stazon green, and the trunks are Espresso) I stamped trees at different heights, overlapping branches, to create a forest.   In daylight you can see the white snow on the boughs of the trees - and on Father Christmas's sledge and reins and hat etc.

I am now off back out into my dark garden, to tidy my things away in my craft shed, and lock up my chickens - I may be some time LOL


Sally H said...

That's gorgeous! I love the glimpse of Santa over the trees and the embossed snowflakes x

Paula said...

Sorry to hear your not feeling too good at the moment - hope youll feel better soon xx
Love your xmas card...great moon...great colouring - reminds me of the E.T poster

Hels said...

Hope you feel better very soon your card, tis gorgeous...thanks for joining in with the challenge..hugs x

Christine B. said...

Sorry to hear your feeling off colour. Hope your soon feeling better. Love your christmas card it's lovely. Hugs x

lisa said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather, Lottie, so many people have got bugs at the moment, it must be this unhealthy mild weather.
I love your card, it's really effective. Your moon is gorgeous and those trees are lovely.

Take care of yourself.


Jennie said...

Smashing card!

Momiji said...

love the atmosphere you've created in this..hope you're feeling a bit better now...

Neet said...

This is beautiful - love Santa riding over the moon.
Hope you are soon feeling better.

Melinda Cornish said...

It is great and very Christmas' much for not being able to make cards! Hope you feel better!!!!

LazyKay said...

Luv the silhouette on the sky!



Pearl said...

Dear Lottie I hope you are feeling better. I just got over my terrible cold and feel much better. I love the card! How creative you are. Your friend, Pearl

Debbie said...

I Love this.... where is the santa sleigh from - I am struggling to find one and running out of time... I love this design xx

Lottie said...

Hi Debbie - its from Crafty Individuals.