Saturday, September 12, 2015

Make Art for Christmas

I have another Christmas Card to share today - using lots of Wendy Vecchi products.
Here are a few photos of how I made my background panel using a technique Wendy taught at a class I took with her about a year ago.  I put some drops of WV Archival Cornflower Blue and Tiger Lily reinkers along with a splash of Rubbing Alcohol onto my craft mat.  I swirled them together with a pallet knife.
Then I dragged the Ranger Specialty paper panel through the mix - letting it drip down the panel - adding more Rubbing Alcohol until I got the look I wanted.  I made all these pieces using my little puddle!
I stamped the frame from Holiday Art and the lace stamp from Beauty of Art onto the panel with WV Archival Watering Can Ink.  I stamped Ornate Dots Background in Tree Branch.  I used WV Black Embossing Paste with the Merry Christmas stencil from SASI For the Holidays.
I stamped the tree from Holiday Art in Fern Green and Script Background stamp in Watering Can onto a piece of Newsprint that I had adhered to a sheet of Clearly for Art Modeling Film.  I fussy cut the tree and hit it with my heat tool so it would bend a little (the Clearly for Art will soften when heated).  I made the stars by embossing a piece of white card stock with WV Tree Branch Embossing powder and cutting them with the star die from  Tim Holtz Thinlit Shape Strips.
I embossed the Mat Minis Flower Pot with WV Red Geranium embossing powder and adhered it and the tree to the panel with foam dots.
I'm linking my card to:
Wendy Vecchi's Make Art Challenge  -  New Product Inspiration from Wendy's blog
here is what inspired my card
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Festive Tree or greenery
Jingle Belles - Shopping our Jingly Stash
use at least one supply that is a year old
The re-inkers, Ornate Dots background and lace stamp I used on my background are more than a year old.
(same as Jingle Belles above!)

Stamps:  Holiday Art, Script Background, Ornate Dots Background, Stamp It Stencil It For the Holidays - Wendy Vecchi Stampers Anonymous.
Paper:  Ranger Specialty Paper, Newsprint Paper - Wendy Vecchi Stampers Anonymous, Art Parts Clearly for Art - Stampers Anonymous.
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Re-inkers Tiger Lily and Cornflower Blue, Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Tree Branch, Fern Green, Watering Can, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste, Thinlit Shape Strips - Tim Holtz, foam dots, Rubbing Alcohol, Craft Mat, Heat Tool, Mat Minis Flower Pots.


~amy~ said...

Love this!

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... your background paper is stunning ... and I love your holiday card too ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous card and very Wendy inspired. Love it xxx

Annette Allen said...

love this Christmas card.. that tree is so awesome..

Anne Harada said...

Love the background panel technique you used here, Julia. The resulting color is gorgeous! Super cute potted tree, very creative my friend!

butterfly said...

Adorable little tree - and the background looks great.
Alison xx

Loll said...

Beautiful card Julia. LOVE the background. Thanks for sharing the how-to on this fun technique. xx

Leslie Hanna said...

This is stunning! I admire people who can do mixed media and make all the elements work so well together.

Thanks for joining us for the Shopping Our Stash/Jingle Belles challenge!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love this card Julia, fabulous background and love your little potted evergreen! Deb xo

Mona Pendleton said...

So beautiful Julia! Love the inky background and all the little stars!

Lee-Anne said...

Ooh, loving this, Julia! Thanks for showing us how you made that gorgeous background!

lauren bergold said...

wow! what an amazingly lovely & detailed card; so many glorious layers! thanks for joining our SOS and JINGLE BELLES stash-busting holiday fun! ♥

Donna said...

Lovely lovely lovely!! Thanks for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew & Jingle Belles for our stashy Christmas challenge!!

Kim Heggins said...

Just so your beautiful Christmas tree.

Anita Houston said...

LOVE this, and all the backgrounds too! Gorgeous!

Janis said...

This is just lovely!! I adore the backgrounds you made with all the WV reinkers. Thank you for your kind comment on my MakeArt project this month, too!!!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they will give us both a prize! lol...
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Daria said...

I love those backgrounds!