Way back in June 2016 I made two Copic farmyard cards and they have been sitting in my stash ever since. When I went to visit my mum last month I asked her if she would be interested in them because I thought one of my uncles might find them amusing; she said yes, but could I turn one of them into a Christmas card… I said yes and then promptly forgot about it.
And then, the other day, I suddenly remembered.
So… how do you turn a sunny day farmyard scene into a wintry one?
I started by making a mask for the animals and haystack. That meant I could stamp some fir trees in the background — the mask wasn’t perfect but I just used a small brush with the oxide ink to fill in the gaps around the edges.
I also stamped a tiny tree on the chick’s head and gave it a star and some glittery baubles.
That was a good start, but it really needed some snow. I contemplated various options but settled on using some white Flower Soft for texture along with some white sparkly glitter glue to add highlights to the main elements.
A die-cut sentiment and some falling snow and I decided it was time to step away and let everything dry properly before it got completely covered in fake snow.
Visible Image – Christmas chaos
Tonic Studios – wave merry Christmas
Tim Holtz Distress oxide – pine needles, forest moss
Ranger archival – library green
FlowerSoft – white
Imagination Crafts – detail sparkle – white shimmer, silver gilt, berries
Doodlebug sprinkles – graduation assortment (gold star)
- paper and card:
black glitter card