Wednesday 24 September 2014

GD: Anneke De Clerck Project #3 Have Yourself A Very Merry Xmas

"Hello all,  Anneke again with my final project of this month. In this post I'll show you how I made this Christmas Card".

Tonight I'm featuring the EDY04 stampset designed by Darcy.

I used 2 colours from the JOFY Limited Edition Paint set 2: Chalk and Cherry Red (an awesome red) together with Ice Blue.

I worked on a page from an old book. I covered the text with a thin layer of Fresco Finish Chalk.

 I stamped the Christmas tree on top with Archival Ink Jet Black.

I stamped a frame with Cherry Red and Ice Blue. I used two homemade stamps (3/8" square) and made a temporary inkpad with paint on an acrylic block. I've cut these stamps out of carving rubber but if you don't have carving rubber on hand, an eraser will do.

I coloured some of the ornaments and stamped the wish from the EDY04 set in the upper right corner. 

As an accent I made some handmade stitches.

I overstamped the squares with Chalk for a more distressed look. 

I added some extra hearts, some penwork...

...and mini pompons.

Love that off white/blue/red colour combination for Christmas!

I hope I have inspired you with my projects this week. I would love to see your take, so join the PapeArtsy September Challenge!

I'll be back in October with more projects. I'm looking forward to it!


A huge thanks from all at PA HQ. This is exquisite ... love the off white/distressed effect and the hand made stitches (faux tinsel) are a neat addition to the tree. A clean/simple but very effective composition. Thank you for sharing your creativity/art with us all.

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 Sept 1st 2014 and Sept  30th 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)  Sept 30th 2014


Helen said...

What a fabulous card, the tree is a gorgeous stamp and I really love how you've kept the colouring simple. Suppose I'd better make a start on my Christmas cards soon...

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great card

craftimamma said...

This is such fun and perfect style for Darcy's stamps. Love it!

Lesley Xx

Craftyfield said...

Lovely design and the garland stitching is inspired. Must look around for square stamp making material!

craftytrog said...

My favourite colour combination! Your card is delightful Anneke, the stitched garland looks great!
Alison xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Lovely project with this great stamp set!

Lucy x

Unknown said...

Love this card.

Godelieve said...

How gorgeous! Pretty details on this card. Love the stitches and the nice color scheme. Perfect for these stamps.

Kirsten said...

Terrific card, the border looks great.

Keren Baker said...

Love this colour combo and the stitching and details are fantastic! x

Kezzy said...

Wow such a fun and funky christmas card, love it. Happy Creating ☺ Kezzy xxx