Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Season of Peace

For my last post before Christmas I wanted to do something that would depict the spirit of love and harmony. I think this image is so beautiful. I have used it several times this season. I really enjoy watercoloring it and this time I heavily sponged the edges so there seems to be a glow around the image. I stamped the image onto 140# watercolor paper using Superior India Ink Black. The lion was watercolored using SU classic pads Close to Cocoa, Creamy Carmel and More Mustard. No color was added to the lamb. Then the image was cut using the Classic Square Nestabilities. The edges were sponged using a graduated approach - the first color that I sponged in the farthest was Creamy Carmel. Then I sponged again with Close to Cocoa, but not as deep into the block. Then sponged a final time with a little Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink and then the square was mounted on a larger square of Baroque Burgundy. That is a retired SU color that I really like and still have a couple of sheets in my stash. The card stock that appears to be light greeen is actually River Rock. The ink used for the sentimnt is Versamark and Wild Wasabi embossed with clear EP. It was cut out with a Spellbinders tag die. The medallions are a Cuttlebug embossing folder from the Fancy Corners set. I brayered the high spots with Wild Wasabi and then cut them out. The DSP is last year's SU Holiday Harmony collection.

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas with enough to eat, a few gifts and the warm, wonderful community of family and friends to celebrate our Savior's birth. May we all work for peace by sharing God's bounty, an unearned gift, with all of humanity.

No comments:

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

I changed my font at thecutestblogontheblock.com