Saturday 22 December 2018

2018 #22 C&S Christmas All Wrapped Up with EKC {by Carol Fox}

 2018 Topic 22: Clean and Simple Christmas Ideas

We wind up the topics of this year with more fast and fun ideas from Carol. Anything to personalise your gifts at Christmas is always a nice touch, and Chris has a range of quick makes in this post. Bright and Cheery! 
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas break ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Carol with you today, and I'd like to share with you some quick one layer cards and wrapping ideas. I like quick cards, I quite often use them to try out a colour combo or a new idea, be it a new quick border or a doodle idea, cards are handy for that as it's only a small space to fill and if it all goes wrong, well that's what the bin is for.
So today I have some one layer cards that incorporate a bit of masking and stenciling and of course Rubber Stamping because after all this is the PaperArtsy Blog.

Lots of cards and a gift bag from only one set of stamps and two stencils.

I thought using Fresco Finish Paint in Bougainvillea through my Kay Carley Stencil PS070 stencil gave my bag a bit of a retro look.

I stamped directly onto my tag, using Stamp set EKC22 by kay Carley splitting the image on the long edges, then using the Circle mask on the Tracy Scott stencil PS111 as a template to add Fresco Finish Glacier Ice over my masked off image, finishing with the Bourgainvillea as on the bag, then bumping the stencil a few times to draw black lines around each half circle.

For this card I used lots of the elements from Stamp set EKC22, masking off the center bauble before adding the holly stamping. I coloured my bauble with Fresco paint in Tangerine Twist.

You can see here how I added detail over the paint with a white coloured pencil to make the bauble seem a little less flat. The chalk paint is very good to colour over with most types of pencils.

 Here I stamped my bauble, masked it off and used the circle element from Stencil PS111 and Glacier Ice for my circle, and then used the same circle to bump 3 circles around my paint to give me little areas to colour in.

I used Cherry Red to paint my bauble, and Gold for the stenciled snowflake. I used Glass Blue to add my background detail with Stencil PS070 and then complimenting colouring pencils to add my detail to the rims and top of the bauble.

Again simple stamping and masking, using the same colours, stamps and stencils as previously listed.

I used pencils in similar shades to my paint to fill in little areas of my hand drawn border, and I do love how the Sentiments fit into the bauble areas on this stamp set.

When I have time I like to make my Christmas cards but I don't like to do them all the same so I like this stamp set, as it has  lots of elements that you can swap around for lots of different cards. Add in a couple of stencils and really that is all you need to quick and easy Christmas cards.

Thank you for visiting today and you can find me at the places below.

Carol xx


There will be no challenge for this topic as we know you are super busy in the lead up to Christmas! So kick back and enjoy the inspiration from our designers instead!


Mac Mable said...

So artsy and unique and love how you mixed the stamps and stencils. Fabulous inspiration ....thank you X

Etsuko said...

Fabulous Christmas pieces Carol!! love how you have used Kay's new stamps and stencil. xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Terrific ideas, Carol!

Lucy x

Miriam said...

Wonderful cards Carol

Artmadnana said...

Only just catching up on these fab posts due to a rotten cold virus that gave me the attention span of a gnat! I love the way you've used the snowflake especially on the gift bags. Wonderful.