Hi, Nikki here sharing an ATC I have created for the 2nd day of our Carmen's Veranda Christmas event at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity using two Winter Holidays stamps from Carmen's Veranda : Elf and Christmas Lights.
I titled this ATC : 'Oh Joy'. I mean, just look at the little elf's face ... He looks so joyful LOL
The first thing I did to make my background was apply glue stick through a star stencil. When that had dried I sprayed the background with Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst sprays and let it dry. The Christmas light were stamped in Stazon, then I added liquid pearls to the lights. See how some cracked over the glue stars - I liked that. Some of the cream lights also absorbed the color from the sprays, which was unexpected and welcomed. You see, there are no mistakes with mixed media techniques, only pleasant and unexpected surprises. LOL. I added a little glass micro bead to the base of each light.
The elf was stamped in memento ink, and colored with copics, see how cute he is in this close up:
The final step was to add a couple of thin strips of glitter, I do like a little bling on Christmas projects. The word Joy was die cut from a Tim Holtz word set. The elf was adhered with pop dots to add dimension. And the ATC front matted onto black card stock.