Tis the Season

Hi there!  Isn’t this image so sweet?!  It’s a digital stamp from Kinda Cute by Patricia called Decorating the Tree, and I just love it because it reminds me of my son.  He’s thirteen now and hasn’t worn footed pajamas in YEARS, but he still has stuffed animals all over his bed!

I recently picked up some Molotow Masking Fluid and wanted to use it to create an ink-blended background.  After printing the stamp on Xpress It Blending paper, I covered the images with the masking fluid.  I let that dry a bit before masking off the floor with post-it tape and blending with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.  I then masked the wall and used Iced Spruce Distress Oxide for the floor.

The masking fluid was fairly easy to remove with my finger, but it did make my paper a little rough (not enough to ruin my coloring, thankfully).  Also, where I didn’t have a nice, thick layer of the fluid, some of the ink bled through, which is why the little boy’s face is a bit mottled.  Live and learn, I say!

Once I had removed all of the masking fluid, I colored everything with Copics.  I used a white gel pen to draw back in the lines on the pajamas and also added some highlights with it.  To give the ornaments some sparkle, I brushed on some clear Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is from Newton’s Nook Designs’ Snow Globe Scenes and was heat-embossed in gold.  The patterned paper is from MFT Stamps’ Fresh Squeezed Chevron pack.  I matted the colored panel with red cardstock and foam-mounted it to the patterned paper, which I adhered to a top-folding white card.

Thanks for stopping by!

I’m linking up this card with the following challenges: Craft Stamper Magazine’s November Take It Make It Challenge and Word Art Wednesday:  Challenge #306 – #307 – Anything Goes.

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