As promised in the December issue, we are sharing the details on how Denise created each of her samples in the issue.
She gave such great descriptions, that I didn't want to miss out on sharing them because of space constraints in the eZine.
Card 1: Come Let Us Adore Him - Featured on Page 7
For this card, I watercolored the image of the drummer boy with the distress inks and a waterbrush. I cut out a manger and some “hay” and pieced it. I sponged the white ink onto the blue paper to give the impression that the star is leading the way to the baby.
Card 2: Come Let us Adore Him with Donkey - Featured on Page 10
For this card, I watercolored the drummer boy, lamb, and donkey using the distress inks, Stampin’ Up inks, and waterbrush. I sponged blue ink for the background and the yellow for the star and the star “shine”. I masked the lamb and drummer boy in order to sponge the blue and the ground. I cut out the donkey after watercoloring him and glued him onto the paper.
Card 3: Come Let Us Adore Him Landscape View - Featured on Page 6
For this card, I watercolored the skin of the drummer boy and the cow. I masked the boy and the lamb so the cow would appear behind them. I paper pieced the lambs, clothing, drum, and sand dunes by stamping the image on many different scraps, cutting them out, and gluing them onto another image.. I sponged blue ink on the front of the card, leaving a strip of “starshine” uninked.
Card 4: Drummer Boy Above Bethlehem - Featured on Page 8
For this card I masked the boy and stamped the cow. Both are colored in with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. I made the flap into a “fence” to give the impression of the stable with little bits of “hay” peeking through.