Tuesday, 21 October 2014

GD: Anneke De Clerck Project #2 Holiday Card Collection

Hello, Anneke here again. Tonight I have a series of Holiday cards to share with you. We all need quick and easy projects as the festive season approaches right!!


I worked on PaperArtsy Smoothy Heavy Weight Card Stock and used the stars from the JOFY Collection 08.


For the background of the cards I used the "stamping with stencils" technique. I worked with Tim Holtz Layering Stencils but any stencil will do. Check the awesome stencil collection over at the PaperArtsy shop CLICK. I applied different colours of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints to the back of a stencil with Cut N Dry foam and I sprayed some water on top. 



I placed the stencil on top of the card stock with the painted side facing down.


I put a piece of regular paper on top and rolled with my brayer 'to stamp' the paint onto the paper.


The result is always a bit of a surprise :) I tried to work fast because the paint dries quickly. Mixing the paint with some Fresco Finish Acrylic Glaze Matte  helps to slow down the drying process.


This technique works best with stencils that have a lot of negative space.


I stamped each star from the JOFY Collection 08 twice with Black Archival Ink: once on white paper and once on scraps of painted paper.


For the background of this card I used Yellow Submarine, London Bus, Blood Orange and Smoked Paprika.




The wish is a stamp from the JOFY Collection 20. I stapled the words on strips of washi tape.


On this card I used a combination of Cherry RedSmoked Paprika , Candy Floss and Orchid.


On each card I did some fiddling with scrappers floss.


On this card I stamped with Cherry RedSmoked PaprikaLake WanakaIce Blue  and Tango. One of my favourit combinations!


I couldn't stop trying out new colour combinations with the beautiful PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints :)


The finished cards measure 4 by 8 inch (10 x 20 cm)


Thanks for watching! See you tomorrow for my final post of this month. Have a nice evening.

~Anneke~

A huge thanks from all at PA HQ. These card designs are absolutely delightful Anneke, the non fussy stenciled background allows the focal image to "pop". You have created some wonderful colour combinations here.

We would love you to join in with our monthly challenge. If you are inspired by any of this month's guests who have blogged between Oct 1st 2014 and Oct 31st 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 19:00 (London time) Oct 31st 2014.

22 comments:

Claire said...

Wow I love these! The colour combos are so bright and fresh and not typical Christmas colours at all! Claire x

Helen said...

What beautiful cards!

Craftyfield said...

Very unusual colours for Christmas! Fun card to make too. Need to check my stencils are fit for this purpose...

Hazel Agnew said...

Brilliant colours, brilliant cards! X

JoFY said...

love love love these cards! so vibrant & funky - LOVE them!!

Ruth said...

Gorgeous vibrant cards, lovely idea!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Such jolly cards! Really unusual colours and nicely 'not' typical Christmas! xxx

Lynne Vowles said...

Fabulous, really inspiring x

Ellen Vargo said...

Beautiful cards, Anneke!

ionabunny said...

These are fantastic. Love the colours and the technique. Hugz

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful cards and I love the colors!!!!

Seth said...

I really love this series of cards. They are so dynamic!

Carole Cometto said...

Your cards are really beautiful, you feel in it the magic of Christmas!

craftytrog said...

Fantastic! I'm inspired! x

Julie Steed said...

Darn! I have to head off to work but can't wait to give this a try later.

craftimamma said...

Really lovely cards. So bright and cheery!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Cue the spooky music because I've been thinking about something similar for my Christmas cards. I LOVE these, they're just gorgeous. I also love the non-traditional colours - perfect for me.

My name is Cindy said...

More gorgeous cards (I'm reading the posts backwards). Love these bright colours.

Godelieve said...

Amazing non-traditional backgrounds with the stencils! Love the stars!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

What a beautiful cards and brilliant colours. Fab idea xx

nefertiti said...

Fabulous cards with wonderful background!

Kezzy said...

Wow such bright funky christmas cards, truly stunning and mega amazing. Happy Creating ☺ Kezzy xxx

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