Good morning everyone! I realize that it is only Halloween, but about this time every year, I start to panic! There are always so many projects I want to do before the Holidays arrive....so many projects....so little time! This happens every year so I don't know why I am so surprised by it!
This is another card for my stash! Don't you just love the little carolers? They are Mo Manning images and I just adore the street lamp! I printed off my images and used the heat gun to set the ink so it wouldn't run when I colored it with distress ink re-inkers. This works pretty good, but sometimes I think the heat also changes the fibers in the watercolor paper and makes the painting difficult. I don't know any other way to set the ink....do you have any suggestions? So I colored the singers and then cut them out and placed them around the lamp. I still can't merge images and probably never will be able to. It just seems like too many steps and too time consuming when I can just cut them out and go from there...Now that sounds like an old lady talking! I used some pretty Christmas papers to mat the image and a couple of Spellbinders dies to set up the sentiment. Pretty simple really...not much fuss .... I wanted the images to be the focal point of this card. I think it has kind of an old world feel to it and I really like that. The card size is 5 X 7 and it can be mailed without much expense, which is a good thing at Christmas time.
Well this is about it for me this morning! I have lots of chores to do today; but plan to play a little this afternoon! What do you have going on today? Whatever it is I hope you can take a little time and just "Breathe"!