It was harder, than I originally thought, to predetermine and limit myself to a prescribed set of crafting tools but that was the challenge for November with PJ Challenge. I admit I'm very pleased with the result and I now have 4 mini cards (4x4), 4 regular cards (6x6) and 3 tags ready for the winter holidays. At the end of the day, being restrictive, once I started crafting, was a bit liberating for me. I know it's counter-intuitive, however, it was true. All I needed was right in front of me.
Before I get too far ahead of myself I have something to admit: I switched out the fired brick distressed ink for tea dye. In the planning and preparation the red ink seemed like a natural choice for holiday cards and I thought the little chick could use a red pompom but I decided, in the end, that the fired brick would stand out too much against the rest of the more muted colours.
The 4x4s: I painted the sweet chick, hats and snowman shadows with the distress inks. The inks are, in addition to many other uses, a fabulous watercolour medium. And as expected with watercolour, you can play with the density of the colour and if you're unhappy with what you have applied, you can add or take away colour. I am really becoming a huge watercolour fan. I feel a watercolour craze settling in.
I distress inked a scrap section of the watercolour paper and cut-out the circle snowflakes using a punch. Love, love, love the result. Reminds me of images of the planets which is very far off from snowflakes but still has a nice little effect on the card.
I love how this card turned out. I used the cut-outs from the windows to create little pockets of snowfall.
And the paper dust:
Spectacular challenge. Very productive. Thank you HK for my sweet little chick. He is definitely a nice addition to my modest winter-related supplies.
And thank you for stopping in. I always appreciate the visit.