Altenew LLC – Sketchy Landmarks

Altenew LLC – Sketchy Landmarks

I purchased this set a while back when Ellen Hutson LLC had a sale on Christmas-related stamps. This set isn’t precisely a Christmas set, but it certainly can be used as one since it contains some Christmas sentiments. I have taken to putting small Post-It notes on sets to keep track of any ideas I have for them. The note I put on this one was “Downton Abbey when Matthew proposed”. This, to be exact:

I wanted a beautiful nighttime snow falling on a beautiful building scene using this set, and I believe I managed it! Lookie:

Altenew Sketchy Landmarks by JanTink

GOJUS! I stamped the church image on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.

Altenew Sketchy Landmarks by JanTink

I then painted the image with my Gamsai Tambi watercolors, trying not to darken the sky too much but enough so that the windows would glow with light. I actually went over the windows with my Sakura clear glaze pen.

Altenew Sketchy Landmarks by JanTink

I spattered and spattered white paint from the Gamsai Tambi watercolors using a clear acrylic block and a brush to get my snowfall.  After that, I didn’t want to really cover any of the image, so I stamped my sentiment in Versamark on vellum card stock and heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

Altenew Sketchy Landmarks by JanTink

There wasn’t anything else to be done at this point other than to mat the image up on a very thin mat of black cardstock, place it on fun foam for a bit of dimension, and put it on a white card base. I love how it turned out. It really captured the mood I was going for!

Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Stampin’ Up! links lead to my BFF Wendy Weixler’s store, whose friendship is something I highly value, and I’m always happy to throw business her way. She does not reimburse me for doing so. If you have your own demo, you can of course change over to them. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors (not to mention, keeps me from sacrificing so much of my children’s inheritance!), and I thank you.

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