Welcome! I saw the prettiest little Christmas stamp set by Power Poppy the other day and ordered it right away--you know, because I have *so few stamps* here already. . . ;-) I knew that I had to color that little O Holy Night church scene with my Copic markers.
I started with the sky, knowing that it would take me the longest since I wanted it to be a dark night sky. I took a couple of pictures as I colored--hope that helps! (Click on any picture for a larger image.)
And here I have added the trees and church building. While I love dark evergreens, I thought that not much green would be showing if the trees were well-coated in snow.
Having spent a while coloring, I wanted to avoid trimming that sky down very much; so I chose my Spellbinders A-2 Curved Matting Basics A (second from the largest die template) to cut and emboss the image, and then an A-2 Valiant Honor die template for the Card base. (I cut two of the card base shapes, then scored the back one about 3/8" from the top so that it would fold nicely to open the card.) I used a silver paint pen to outline around the outer edge of my focal image, and I used a fine point glue pen to add some glitter to the snow edges.
So, do you ever think you need to try just ONE more thing? I wanted stars in my sky and tried putting them in with my Copic Colorless Blender. Since I had colored the sky so darkly, however, I wasn't getting a crisp white pinpoint for my stars. Enter plan B--my Opaque White. Unfortunately, I must have failed to clean the threads well last time I used it, and it was dry. Plan C, anybody? I tried three different fine point white gel pens before I finally found one that would work for adding stars, though I would have preferred that they be a bit smaller. By the time I finished, I wasn't sure if they looked like stars, or snow, or polka dots. . . Yes, I think I liked it better before the stars. What do you think? I'm still happy with it--just not sure I'd do it the same way again. You know, after I refill all of my Copic B90's. . .
That's it for today--thanks for visiting!