it's a pity, the holidays are almost over. I wish they were longer. Now the girls will have to go to bed in time again which is a pity, because I really like the relaxed evenings together, when I don't have to be the stern boring old Mum.
Anyway, the girls and I enjoyed another long craft night yesterday, with my new alcohol markers. They love them just as much as I do. Probably because they're not allowed to use them alone.
I love all those fairy lights tangles that are all the rage right now. I've always wanted to create one myself, even though I had no stamp. It's an easy enough shape to draw, but I just hadn't done it yet. And yesterday I suddenly realized, that I do have a light bulb stamp after all. It's in the trim the tree set of Lawn Fawn. Consequently I spend all evening stamping and coloring tiny light bulbs.
I started out with a tag, just to try it out. Then I had to stamp more tags for my girls to color (the 2nd is on of theirs). After that I tried out a red and green color combo and an all yellow one. I love how they all look. I think I'll do these for all my gift tags this year.
Then I went from tag to card and remembered the current color challenge over at Stempelküche. So I decided to go with this color combo, just using red, yellow and a bluish green. I also used a Stempelküche sentiment. I think this one is my favorite Christmas sentiment this year. It's playful, not too small and not too large. And it's German.
To create the tangles I just drew a tangled line with a pencil, stamped the light bulbs and then traced the pencil line with a copic liner. Then I started coloring in the individual lights with two shades of each color, creating a shadow on one side. In the end I added a little white highlight with a gel pen.
I also created a matching envelope. You can see the colors on the inside, but I think that's okay. When I color on an envelope with alcohol markers, I usually put in a piece of paper, so the color doesn't bleed through to the other side.
Have a great Sunday
Simon says stamp: Anything goes
Addicted to CAS: #51 Tag
Stempelküche: #6 Farbvorgabe / Colors