Friday 7 December 2012

Yet another Christmas card

Another play session yesterday with a Christmas card at the end of it.  Not without a few traumas on the way though - this was attempt number three.  How come I can produce a perfectly clean card and then at the last minute put a big smudge on it.  First one almost finished and I put the heel of my hand down not realising there was a big black inky smudge on it - that went in the bin.  second one it was the ink on the edge of the acrylic block and although I tried to disguise it it also went in the bon.

So here is attempt number three.  Bigger than the previous ones as this is A5 size (for Mr B) and I 'found' these deer in my box of Christmas stamps (can't remember who they are by but they are part of a beautiful A4 sheet - bet Cath can tell me).  The moon was on a sheet of Japanese stamps and the big tree is from Crafty Individuals which I also used together with some Clarity minis to make the hedges - sentiment stamp is also CI.

I like how it turned out ( although if super-critical I think the moon should be a bit higher).  Once again the glitter has created a haze on the larger of the two deer that isn't there in reality.  More brayering tomorrow when I will vary it and maybe do a vignette and add some pretty die-cut snowflakes.

Have a good weekend, hope you don't all get snowed in.


Jenny Marples said...

Ann, I feel your pain! Can't tell you how many times smudgy paw prints have mucked up my work (to the point I avoid white projects even though I love them!) You have done a stunning job with this card, and no, the moon is not in the wrong place - it is in the perfect place to reflect the shape of the hill. Super job hun, hugs Buttons x

Cath Wilson said...

It's gorgeous, Ann - really love it and yes, they're from Non Sequitur - one of my favourite plates, too x

Inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous make, I think we have all had smudges sometime or dropped a frustrating and upsetting...this is a beautiful card , love it! Trace x

Hettie said...

Very pretty Ann. Well done you.
Happy Birthday to Sorrel from Dobby with licks and wags!

JoZart Designs said...

You've really persevered Ann and come out with an excellent end result. Your card is beautiful and I do think you are being hyper critical pointing out the minor points, such as the moon position, which really doesn't matter. Can I order a box of 50 please!!!!!!
Love Jo x