Welcome to day 3 of our 5 for 5 Christmas Blog Event! Today our theme is ONE LAYER! Each day our 5 designers will share a Christmas inspired project using that days' theme. Some of us are offering prizes (like me!) so be sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win! All the links are listed at the bottom of this post.
So today is all about making a ONE LAYER card or project. I used to be pretty good at these, but since I got really into mixed media I don't think I've made a single -- single layer anything! So this card took about 3 hours, if I'm being completely honest (I am).
So I started out by created a few masks out of thin paper with this Dina Wakley "Scribbly Holiday Birdies" stamp set.
Since I don't have large post-it type paper for the masks, I reached for my MISTI tool and used those strong magnets as a way to hold the mask down in place. I stamped the bird first, placed the bird mask on top, then stamped the santa hat and the holly berries. I also laid a mask on top of the hollies where I wanted to layer those.
Here's my finished stamped image... and then I went to work. I thought about how horrible it looked allll day. I really did. 8 hours thinking "how the hell am I gonna make this look good?!" Well... thank you to the inventors of Peerless Watercolors...
Watercolor watercolor watercolor. I'm a little shocked by the finished product, if I'm being completely honest (I am). I should have never doubted Dina's Scribbly Birdies!
I embossed the sentiment in gold and just added a thin layer of Christmas Red Stickles to the berries. I think I'll be able to sleep tonight :)
Now it's time for PRIZES! I have a great prize rounded up this time. It includes a ton of Grumbacher art supplies, colored pencils, Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Pastels, plus two NEW Lawn Fawn stamps! All you have to do is leave a comment each day to enter!
Now it's time to visit the other designers! Have fun!