Friday, 14 August 2015
MCV15 - Merry Christmas
This is my card for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions, where Chriss has given us this dramatic and elegant inspiration:
I focused on
-the colours: gold, green, red and black (I added lots of white)
-the poinsettia (mine is from Altenew's Poinsettia & Pine set)
-the layout (image over sentiment)
-the sentiment (mine is from Clearly Besotted's Brushed Greetings) - while it is not a similar font to Chriss', I think that the sketchy feel is a perfect match with the poinsettia
I used the smooth side of some Ranger watercolour paper and embossed the poinsettia and the sentiment in gold. I used three Zig Clean Colour Markers (Carmine Red, Light Green and Dark Yellow) and an aqua pen. I coloured the part of each petal towards the centre of the flower and then pulled the colour out to the edges using the aqua pen. I outlined the bottom of the flower in the green, and then pulled that colour around all the edges (I wish I had faded it out a little more, but I'll do that next time).
While taking the photo, I tilted the card toward the light to get this dramatic glowing effect on the embossing - I'm really pleased with how this turned out!
I hope you'll join us at MCV this week - the deadline is Wednesday at 8 am EDT. At that time you can vote for your 3 favourites until 8 am Thursday morning. Voting results will be posted on Thursday at noon. Hope to see you there!