When I sat down to stamp I was feeling like distressing, so I just went with it. One of my favorite tricks with sponging is to start with white cardstock and then blend three shades of brown around. It gives such a glow. I sponged all of my layers using distress inks in antique linen, vintage photo and ground espresso. The stamps are from the Beyond Measure and stamped in midnight muse ink. I added in some speckled ground with a copic marker for the wise men silhouette, then sponged a bit of the ground with a gothic stencil and some vintage photo ink.
The back panel is also stenciled with the same gothic stencil and the back rectangle piece is resist canvas that I sponged with the same colors of ink. I chose to have my banner piece at a diagonal and this piece of vintage lace was the perfect touch. The star is stamped in midnight muse, cut with the coordinating Christmas Spirit Die Set and then highlighted with a white gel pen and an itty bitty rhinestone.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired and find a little time to get creative this week. For a little more inspiration with this sketch, head on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the design team is sharing.
|Mojo Monday 475 Sketch|
Paper: Regions Beyond Paper Stash (Tim Holtz Ideaology), brown paper bag cardstock (Paper Accents), white cardstock (Neenah)
Ink: midnight muse (SU!), antique linen, vintage photo, ground espresso distress inks (Ranger), white gel pen, copic markers
Acccessories: Christmas Spirit Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles stax (MFT), resist canvas (Prima), gothic layering stencil (Tim Holtz), vintage lace, tiny rhinestone