It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas or if you don't celebrate, enjoy this lovely tree scene and festive winter snowman down below.
I have used it before and still continue to love my Ultimate Red Rubber Palette (small for these projects) so it is fitting I end my year with it the center point of my project. These two cards are done completely in dye ink (reinkers) and permanent ink (StazOn) and India Ink/Dip Pen. Nothing fancy at all. I began by drizzling Oregano dye ink (Ranger) in a center line on the palette. I then put my pointer finger in water and pressed it into the ink to spread and lighten it for a background coat. I pressed a 3 x 5" piece of glossy cardstock onto the palette and pulled it slowly up.
I repeated the same steps again with Chartreuse green ink to have some color variations but did not use water so this would be a very vibrant color. Before pressing the paper into the green ink, I decided to add some Raisin ink to my pointer finger and pressed some small dots along the green.
and added it just right of center near the top of the foliage. I took a teensy piece of cosmetic sponge and carefully colored it with the chartreuse ink (a slow pouncing motion) and then decided that the star needed to be gold. I added a bit of StazOn Metallic gold to the star with the top end of a paintbrush. I was satisfied with the tree, but now had to find a spot for the "joy" stamp that seems to go well with the mood I am setting.
There, I found it.
My design was starting to take shape, but I wanted to add more contrasting black so I took out my Higgins India Ink and dip pen and drew and fanciful line in the foliage.
I framed the scene unevenly with a thick black Sharpie before mounting it on green and burgundy and cardstock.
Five black beads finished it off.
I was on a roll with backgrounds so I used one made the same way but using several drops of water to create thinner, lighter areas. I found "top hat" snowman and added it into right of center so that his head and the stars would be in the white space. I went nuts with the dip pen again and added some activity beneath him and then had to personalize it by penning a word.
He needed some oomph....so I added some clear Stickles to the stars and buttons.
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