Friday 20 January 2023

First Christmas card for 2023.

 Yes.... first Christmas card for 2023.  Christmas Kickstart challenge called for Stenciling or Masking.  I had a little bit of time this afternoon - had to go inside as the sun was shining and the heat was up there.  

I used two stencils for this one. I started by using a wreath stencil from Creativ8 - used a light green Altenew ink, shifted the stencil a little and did it in a darker green and then shifted again and used the dark green again but a little heavier handed.  I then used a dark red and a gold gel pen to add some berries.  I then used a stencil from Faith Pocock Studios with some Altenew Silverstone ink.  The sentiment is from a freebie magazine set of dies - cut from red cardstock.    Linked to

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good crafty weekend. 


Chrissy said...

Love your first Christmas card for 2023 Dawn, love the background and stenciled wreath with the berries in red and gold, fabulous.[ we had sun yesterday and today, think Summer just arrived]


Lin said...

A great start for next year, Dawn - your wreath is so delicate, love it!

kiwimeskreations said...

A great card Dawn - love that background stencil - the pattern is fascinating. The repeated stencilling of the wreath gives it wonderful depth

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful card, Dawn - lovely colours and mix of stencils. It's odd making Christmas cards in boiling heat isn't it. For some reason I expect it to cool me down, but it never happens! Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Greta said...

Such a pretty wreath! Love how you can use few inks & just very how dark you make them!