Stamping Sensations and the first challenge under the new name is for a Traditional Christmas card. I always like cards with robins on and having bought this lovely stamp form Chocolate Baroque I decided to try it out. I wanted to keep it fairly simple to see if it was viable for batch making. I'm not too sure about that though as it took me quite a while to colour it. I love the images of fairly realistic looking birds but worry about being able to colour them properly. However having stamped the image with Memento black ink I set to work with my colour soft pencils, I like using pencils as you can gradually build up the colour and it is easier to rectify any mistakes than when using pens. I used a paper stump and some Sansodor to blend the colours together. After also colouring the trees and ivy I used white liquid pearl and crystal ultra fine glitter to show the effect of the snow.the Christmas greeting is also from CB and was stamped with a red ink pad.
I am also going to enter this at St. Luke's Charity Card Challenge where for their last challenge they too would like a Traditional Christmas card.
Thank you for taking a look and for your comments, they are much appreciated. Jean