Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Joyeux Noel

Today sees the start of a new challenge with Katzelkraft and this month our theme is DISTRESS.
My aim today was to create a natural, rustic Christmas Card set against a burlap background adding to the rustic natural feel of my piece.
The background of the burlap has been painted with Gesso to lighten the background and add a further layer of interest. I have then die cut the ornate frome from white card and embossed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder which adds to the distressed aged feel and adds wonderful texture too. I have added my focal image to the ornate frame and bleached out areas including his beard and hair.
I applied white embossing paste through Tim Holtz Star Layering Stencil and then added Vintage Photo Distress Powder to the stars. I love the texture this adds. I also included a Remnant Rub to the top of my focal image.
Rusty stars add a further layer of interest and add to the rustic charm. I also added the sentiment 'Joyeux Noel" colouring with Distress Inks and flicking the background with water to add to the distressed feel. I have also added touches of wax to the edges of my sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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Dorthe said...

Tracy, it is so beautiful in the nature colours, the golden touch and that wonderful old father christmas with his bleached bear... Gorgeous !!

Rita said...

My kind of card Tracy. I love that beautiful Santa with such a Happy face. Really Stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Tracy, this is vintage glorified,love how you lightened the burlap the gorgeous frame, that beautiful image, it's amazing how you use this image so differently, you are a creative genius, thanks for sharing all this inspiration, you will have all you Christmas cards done way before koodoos to you, hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Anneke said...

This looks so pretty. Really love the look of it.
Thanks for showing Anneke.

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Tracy, wow... this is such a gorgeous piece! I love the beautiful burlap background and every pretty details you created. Wonderful! :)

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Just beautiful Tracy.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh Tracy ... I love the feel of this Christmas card. Such rustic charm. Fantastic use of embossing powder on it. And the gesso really does highlight the central images. Gorgeous card. Off to Pin!! Hope to join the challenge this month. Distress... how could I pass that up :) Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

barbarayaya62 said...

TRacy what a wonderful Christmas card! LOve your use of embossing powder!!! Beautiful! BArbarayaya

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous Tracy, this is one of my all time favourite Katzel stamps and you have used it beautifully here, - wonderful Christmas make!

Redanne said...

Oh I love that fabulous Father Christmas Tracy, he looks wonderful in the lovely frame and the fabulous burlap background. So, so beautiful! Anne xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

gorgeous card x sorry for the lack of comments but life has other plans for me at the moment and is keeping me busy! so sorry x