When it come to re-working a drawing, I do it the old-fashioned way: ZIG pens, tracing paper, and a fair amount of White-Out.
Then I make masks to layer over the drawing. This allows me stamp and ink the background later on.
I took a snowflake stamp (Stampin’ Up!) and stamped over the masks in several places so it would look like snowflakes are falling in the background.
I’ve been stamping for years but I still think masking is the coolest thing.
With the masks still on, I sponged ‘tumbled glass’ Distress Ink around the page.
I should’ve had these made a month ago for my Etsy shop for Cockayne Syndrome, but I didn’t get started early enough. (sigh) I’ll have to start super early next year on Christmas cards!
Here is my card to you. It’s very different from last year’s card, but last year’s card makes me cry. Knox was still a newborn and we still thought everything was going to be alright.
This year I needed to stay light-hearted and fun. Something with a butterfly in it, too.
Isn’t the week before Christmas the best?!
We’re taking off from our school schedule this week to enjoy the few days left…baking sugar cookies, wrapping gifts, watching Christmas movies, and doing fun crafts (I’m still making hot-air balloon ornaments!).
One of my favorite movies to watch around this time is “The Bells of St. Mary’s” with Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. It’s an oldie but so so good.
I made a coloring page from this drawing for my daughter. If you have little ones who like to color, feel free to print out this coloring page. Christmas is almost here!