It’s the most wonderful time … and not just because Christmas is just a few weeks away, but because there is a brand-spanking new release of Purple Onion Designs available for you!
You know that I absolutely love Purple Onion Designs and I am delighted to share projects with the new products with you over the next days and weeks. The new Stacey Yakula collection is called Snowflake Grove and consists of a wonderful mix of critters, characters, and scene building elements. Currently, you can buy the entire collection as a set for just $100 until 11/4/2015, or pick the images you love most as individual stamps.
I’m starting out with a super cute image called Fawn. I can’t decide if this super cute bunny is holding a mistletoe or some holyberries. You can make up your mind depending on them with your end, I guess 🙂
I decided that I wanted to depart from the usual christmas color combinations of red and green, even though I added those colors in the wreath that I created around Fawn. The wreath is a great example of how you can stretch your dies – these Fri-Dies by CAS-ual Fridays are not even meant for christmas, but I I have enjoyed using them on a few seasonal cards already.
As for Fawn: you can see in the video how I color her with my Inktense pencils. The trick is to lay down just a hint of color when you start. Since I want her fur to appear white, I only want the slightest of shading on the outside of her body. When you try to do this with your pencils, remember to wipe off your brush often so you won’t have color on it when you blend out. Ask me how I know 😉 I also put my Scan ’n Cut to good use: I used it to cut Fawn after I had colored her and then I stamped her two or three more times and had the machine cut those shapes as well. My goal was to glue them all together and have a very sturdy Fawn to put into the center of my card. I wouldn’t have gone that way without the Scan ’n Cut; no way I could have fussy cut her perfectly and the same way three or four times. If you don’t have a Scan ’n Cut and only want to fussy cut her once, you can use foam tape or foam squares to prop up the image to give it dimension. I hope you got inspired and you hop on over to the Purple Onion Designs blog to see what the other designers have created – I am sure you’ll be amazed! I’m looking forward to sharing many more samples with the new Snowflake Grove collection with you over the next few weeks! Catch you later!
I’m entering the card into the following challenges: Addicted to Stamp and More “Make Your Mark”.