Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Christmas card - Holiday Anya 4

Hey everyone!

**So excited, my card was featured on the Wow'd Me Wednesday post at TGF!!**

Happy Sunday!  Hope you're all having a great weekend.  I spent all day Saturday in a gym reffing volleyball, so today I'm definitely going to relax and put in some crafting time.  I recently received a bunch of new TGF stamps and couldn't wait to ink up the adorable Holiday Anya 4.  I think she is very sweet.  This is officially my very first Christmas card of the season...

I had some fun with some mixed media sprays I purchased at a local scrapbook store.  They are the new sprays from Prima and I picked up 3 to try.  I was excited to try them out as soon as I saw a sample of what they can do.  After this project I just might go back to pick up some more colors.

To create the background
I cut down a white piece of Strathmore Smooth Bristol paper in to a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" square.  Taking the washi tape I taped off about a 1/2" border all the way around.  Next I layed down the stencil on top and started to spritz first the Peony and then the Lime green colors on to the paper.  Once everything was dried I pulled off the stencil and then the washi paper.  Love the framed look of it and the cool thing about these sprays is the nice shimmer they give off.  Here is the finished background...  Pretty cool! 

As my stencil was drying I pulled out the discontinued TGF snowflake die and cut two from the same Strathmore paper pad.  Below is a picture of the background with the sprays, stencil and die.  This was a really easy process and I love the result!!

The sentiment is a laser cut word from Island Scrapbooking.  I used another spray, Tea stain, to spritz on top of the word making it go from white to this really pretty shimmery light gold. 

I colored up Anya in red and had fun with the Christmas tree.  After coloring I fussy cut her out. Isn't she a cutie?  I could easily make a few more with her as the focal point.  

Holiday Anya 4

I glued her down in the center of the card instead of popping her up.  I'm probably going to mail it so having it sent flat makes it easier on shipping.

And for those of you who like sparkle and bling, I actually sprayed the whole front with my go-to pearlized spray.  Although you can't see it in my pictures I'm sure the recipient will be able to enjoy it. 

So happy I've gotten at least one Christmas card under my so called crafty belt, let's see what I can come up with next.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!



Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

You sure created an awesome background. The snowflake die adds and nice focus on Any in her bright red holiday dress. Have a great week Leanne.

eva said...

cute, cute, cute! and what pretty background! i love those snowflake dies too!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous colours here and loving the awesome design as always....
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

Rachel Parys said...

I haven't bought her yet, and I think I totally NEED her!! lol! This turned out fantastic!! I love the background you created, and that TGF snowflake is the best!!

Denice said...

What a sweetheart she is and she's gorgeous on that wonderful background you created! Love the snowflake die..shame it's retired.

Marsha J Reed said...

Cute card! Love the snowflakes and that little girl. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Sheena Brooks said...

Gorgeous! And featured on the TGF blog! Awesome.