Thursday, August 20, 2020

CAS Christmas Challenge with Penny Black



I love this challenge! The Twelve Days of Christmas is so reminiscent for me since I spent several years hand painting 3 sets of 12 ornaments, front and back, for this exact theme! As some of you may know, I have been a Decorative Painter for many years. I have 3 daughters and each year paint an ornament for each of them (started in 1991). So when Lynne Andrews came out with her book in 2007, with the 12 Days of Christmas theme, I knew I had to paint 3 sets. 24 were on porcelain and 12 on wood. Lynne's work is wonderful and so detailed. I've attached a link here to her website if you'd like to see her work.
Thank you CAS Christmas for this challenge!
Also playing along with a new challenge group for me:
Never-Before-Used-Schtuff is such a great challenge. How much of it do we all have? I went with this Penny Black set purchased about the same time I was painting the ornaments. At that time I had an idea that I was going to make ornaments with them somehow, but never did. Umm...seems to happen a lot! The images are so cute...I need to use break out NBUS more!
I went with the 3 French hens and stamped them 3 times in a row on to Ranger's Inkssential Watercolor paper with Versafine Black Ink using my MISTI. The watercolor paint I used is from Altenew's 24 half pan set as I have shown in previous blogs.
The wine glasses all have a good layer of Nuvo Crystal Glaze which leaves a nice layer of transparent gloss over the "wine":
The inside sentiment is from Avery Elle's Alpine Christmas set. More NBUS, but I actually just recently purchase it. I bought the matching die, too since I thought all the images could be used multiple ways.

So I am Sending Christmas Cheer to you all in August and getting a good jump start on my 2020 Christmas cards!
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12 comments:

  1. Spotted this cutie first over at NBUS then at CAS Christmas - just love your 3 French Hens, Anita!! Darling images and you've colored them beautifully!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda! I don't know what took me so long to use them. 13 years?!!!

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  2. Love these adorable French Hens, Anita! I also love how you completed the card with wine glasses on the inside and how you enhanced them with Crystal Glaze :) Fabulous and fun Christmas card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Barb! I really appreciate you reading my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Love CAS Challenges!

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  3. Well you have the most perfect stamp set for our challlenge, Anita!! How cool ... this must be an older PB set. I love your 3 French hen card. They are adorable with their berets, glasses of wine, and loaves of french bread. Made me smile! Awesome watercolouring. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Loll, yes, these do date back, but I never wanted to get rid of them! So glad I had them for your challenge!

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  4. OK so I am not a fan of Christmas and certainly not all year round. But I am a very big fan of Penny Black Chick stamps. Have not seen these I wonder if we can get them in the UK. Your card is so clever and so perfectly coloured it stands out as one to be seen. x

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    1. Thank you so much for the really nice comments! I just googled the Penny Black Chick stamps and they are so cute! Since this stamp set is discontinued, not sure if it is available anywhere. Thanks again.

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  5. What a fun Christmas card !they definitely made me smile :)x

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  6. Such a fun card! Perfect set for this challenge, thankyou for playing along at CAS Christmas, Cathy x

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  7. What keepsake gifts you personally made for your daughters all those years, Anita! That's wonderful! That PB set is darling and made an amazing and fabulous 3 French hens card for CAS Christmas! Excellent coloring, grounding, and glossifying of those wine glasses! Thank you for sharing both your old and new NBUS makes with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

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