Friday, September 14, 2018

At Christmas Time - Soft Pastels

Hey, it's Friday! How are things going? 
It's the end of the week and I don't usually post, but I just had to jump in for the Create Along With Us September 2018 challenge at PTI. If you haven't been inspired to begin on Christmas projects yet, check out the gorgeous variety of samples from the talented DT this week and it will get you going for sure! 

I was inspired by so many of the projects but was totally WOW'ed by Laurie's card from day 1 using soft pastels and subtle layers. 

I began by inking white Bristol Smooth card stock with Distress Inks in Broken China, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon. I went for a darker ombre look on the rectangular panel, and a softer inking on the die cut panel (Mix & Mats: Pretty Brackets).

I looked for an image that would lend itself to soft coloring and that had lots of white and decided on the poinsettia image from Botanical Blocks IV.  I stamped the image in black and embossed it, then watercolored with these PTI inks: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, and Pure Poppy. After outllining with Copics, I added the final embellishment of Nuvo drops in Red Berry.

Here's Laurie's card, see why I love it? The colors and design are just gorgeous!

Here is the LINK.

Thanks so much for visiting today. My prayers go out to all those on the coast who are getting the full brunt of the storm. Thankful to God for it's smaller effect, I am praying for protection for those of you in its throes. 

From my safe and warm kitchen, where my dog lies snoring and my cup of tea is in hand - hugs!

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!