|Michael Powell Stamps - Docraft|
I fell in love with the Docrafts Urban Christmas stamp range by Michael Powell when I first saw them back in October, and bought a couple of them, as you do, not quite knowing when I'd use them.
I'm not one to do nothing when I'm sitting down, and as I'm spending quite a bit of time resting my leg following my op I decided to get the stamps out and have a go at making some hand coloured Christmas cards. Armed with my distress pens, stamped images and a flat surface to work on up went my feet and for the first time in years I did some colouring in lol!!!! It was really therapeutic. I wasn't that happy with the overall look I got with the distress pens, even when I using the blender pen, so I did some research on the net, watched oodles of videos and ordered myself some Copic Ciao pens, (there's a few on my list to Father Christmas too!!!) I'm now a Ciao addict.
The sky on the card above was my first attempt at blending with alcohol pens and the houses and trees were coloured with distress pens. I've got a way to go yet until I'm completely happy with the finished look but I was really pleased with how the stamped image popped out of the page. I'm going to ink the card again using all Ciao pens when they arrive and compare results. Will load some more pics up once I ve finished the images in the collection.
Have a crafty week everyone :-) C