Rather than go for the traditional Christmas red, I chose to create a shiny blue-purple ribbon for these sprigs of holly and mistletoe.
This was another piece of colouring from my projects box that was crying out to be put on a Christmas card, but the trick was coming up with a suitable setting for quite a large, busy image.
The first thing I decided to do was to fussy cut it out; there was a lot of white space and it just wasn’t inspiring me.
A quick rummage through my card stash and I found a sheet of pearlescent purple which matched the coloured ribbon nicely. Taking more inspiration from the image, I grabbed a selection of ribbons.
I wrapped the ribbons around the purple card and mounted that flat on a card base. Then I cut out some fun foam to give the Christmas posy a bit of dimension.
Then I glued the colouring to the card base upside down.
I am usually soooooo careful, double-checking which way up the card base is, but for some reason I just thought it was the right way up and it was only as I laid it down that I realised I was wrong. And because I was sticking fun foam, I was using a strong, quick-grab glue. But, very luckily, I managed to peel it back off without damaging anything!
Once I’d used my trusty adhesive eraser to remove the glue that was left on the card base, I stuck it down again the right way up.
I keep wondering whether to add a few sequins to it, but I think I’m going to leave it as it is.
- digital stamps:
Power Poppy – merriest berries
Gelly Roll – white
Uni-ball Signo UM-153 – silver
- Copic markers:
ribbon – FV2, BV17, BV08, BV29
holly leaves – G21, G24, G46, G28
holly berries – R22, R27, R56
mistletoe leaves – YG0000, YG00, YG03, YG17
mistletoe berries – YG0000, YG00
- paper and card:
Neenah solar white 216gsm
Centura Pearl – festive selection
Hunkydory Adorable Scorable – cotton white
The colouring was done on 11th September 2017 as part of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge