This 8 x 8 card was made for one of my crafty friends, which I can now finally share with everyone. The image reminded me of the story by Hans Christian Andersen. So my inspiration begun, from thinking about this story, I fondly remember from watching as a child.
On my image from LLC, I stamped the Magnolia Tilda Christmas stamp and embossed with Red Tinsel. I also used my favourite Tilda Holly stamp and stamped with Versafine Moss green, and then sprinkled with some Frantage. The edge of my image I pressed into my Versamark Ink pad and embossed with detail gold powder.
The corrugated card, I layered the image onto, I wanted it to look like a bit log that had cindered away in a fire, as I imagined The Little Match Girl, going through the woods, frozen and lighting a fire with her gathered wood. I tore off a piece of cardboard and used my distress tools around the edges before sanding the piece to give it more texture. I then applied some Gesso with a baby wipe, which then enabled me to build up colours with Paperartsy paints. When I was happy with the colouring I went onto seal with Studio Matte and while this was still damp I poured Glamour Dust over it, along with Frantage, Gilding Wax was finally applied.
My trees were cut out using glitter card and a Marianne Creatables die. I stamped with Potting Soil Archival and dotted Xmas Red Stickles along with distressing the edges.
My background, using some Bazzill paper was embossed with a Stampendous stamp, using my Gold Tinsel powder and my Holly stamp, stamped with Archival. I had used a Martha Stewart punch around the edges and distressed and gilded.
All matted and layered and craft stash added.
Thanks for taking the time to read my post.
Merry Christmas to one and all,