Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Non Traditional Postcard

Good evening, back again with another Christmas theme creation and today I am showing a postcard I did for a swap, the theme being use No Christmas Stamps.  I have to admit I found it hard trying to keep to not adding lots of embellishments that might fall off, or going for lots of texture which I love. All products used are at the bottom of the page and I also did a step by step of the background :-).
I would like to enter the following challenges :-
Let's Craft and Create Challenge - Christmas
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes
Anything But Cute Challenge - You Have Mail (this is a postcard)
Crafting By Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Make My Monday Challenge - White Christmas


I used the Tim Holtz Crazy Things Stamps for the hats,
and because I also needed non traditional I used a witches and birthday hats.
To make them fit I stamped them and then cut them down slightly.




















For the background I used Cotman Watercolour Postcards and used 
a cut out circle and Clarity mountains for masks. Then I added lots of blue paints.
The colours I used are at the bottom of the post.

I used a sponge to dab the colours on to give some texture to the postcard.

For shimmer I used water colours Twinkling H20's, I sprinkled them on and
then dabbed again.

When the masks where used I painted the moon and snow white.

To give a stormy sky I used paint on some areas of the moon.

The snow was made up of puff paint and sparkle texture.

Right that's all for today, see you again tomorrow.  Thank you so much for visiting.

Happy Art :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Products
Paper - Cotman Watercolour Postcards, Tim Holtz Watercolour Paper
Paints - Paperartsy Fresco (snowflake, inky pool, peacoat, smurf, southern skies, glass blue, china, cherry red, london bus, claret), Crafty Notions (puff paint white), Reeves Acrylic (copper, bronze)
Mediums - Paperartsy Fresco (metallic glaze, satin glaze), Cosmic Shimmer (sparkle texture paste frosty dawn)
Watercolour Paints - Twinkling H20's (ocean wave, sky blue, azurite, wild blueberry, gualemalan green, sweet alfalfa, pink azalea, rich cocoa, bougainvillea, playful peony, french lilac, hot cinnamon.
Watercolour Pencils - Derwent Inktense (deep violet, iron green, teal green, charcoal grey, field green, bark, fuchsia, violet, deep rose, mauve, poppy red, chilli red, shiraz, madder brown
Archival jet black ink pad
Stamps - Tim Holtz (crazy things), Stampotique (birds 4021, monster 400sn, mushroom 3009)
Clarity Mask - mountains and hills
Homemade circle mask
Promarker black
Posca paint pens - black and white

9 comments:

rachel said...

brilliant!! so fun and glittery - fabulous texture too! Hugs rachel x

Vintagehandmade said...

Hilarious Christmas card with amazing texture and beautiful colors!
Thank you so much for joining our You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute!
Branka DT x

ursula Uphof said...

What a fun card Kezzy. I love the non traditional colours and thanks for sharing how you made it all.
hank you for joining our challenge at
Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck..
Ursula Uphof DT

Sara Barker said...

Kezzy, I love your non traditional postcards with those hilarious birds! Lovely step by step on the background! (It reminded me to get out those Twinkling H2O's I never use) I really appreciate your hard work in presenting that, and your background is amazing! Thank you for joining our You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

butterfly said...

Oh, these are adorable! Love the non-traditional fun and frolics - great figures and lovely sparkly snow - fabulous!
Alison xx

Shawna Standish said...

This is a very humorous card telling an unexpected story of a white Christmas. These scenes are so colorful and with the use of the Tim Holtz hats it tips the balance to oh so cute. Thank you for joining us at MMM.
hugs
Shawna DT

Shawna Standish said...

This is a very humorous card telling an unexpected story of a white Christmas. These scenes are so colorful and with the use of the Tim Holtz hats it tips the balance to oh so cute. Thank you for joining us at MMM.
hugs
Shawna DT

Cazro said...

An amazing contemporary card. Stunning background, I appreciate the details given. Many thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Caz DT.

Samra Leshinski said...

Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge at Anything But Cute!
Hugs

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra