Whimsy Stamps ~ The Christmas Family Photo Line Up
Hey there crafty pals. It's the day after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring... we are all so knackered! Hehehe. So a bit of blogging catch up and crafty play for me is just what I need. I really wanted to share all my cards before Christmas that I'd created for Christmas, but honestly, this month has just been horrendous. It's so nice to be the other side of the 'big day', having had a gorgeous celebration with family and enjoyed some delicious food and received some beautiful treats. I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas day whatever your circumstances were.
I just love this sweet image. The original image was super cute but Crissy added to this cute line up recently so that it worked even better on a slimline card and I think they are all just so adorable! Such fun to colour and I tried to give them all their own little colours, because as one of seven kids, lined up in a row like this, you can see our family resemblances, but we are all so different! We've had many family photos taken like this, all lined up in a row. So it totally made me think of my family, with our amazing mama. Since my daddy's passing 20 years ago, we are now eight with mum, so this sweet card absolutely made me think of our family.
There are little extra details on this card, that are lost in the broader shots, the sparkle on the mama's nose, the sparkle on the berries and snow. Extra sparkly in reality. You get a hint of it below in the closer shot. Because I coloured the bunnies in different shades, I kept the accessories in a limited palette of colours, so it coordinated nicely. I stuck with the very Christmassy colours of green and red. I must say I really love how this came out.
The shot above I took before going over the letters on the sign. I decided, having coloured the plaque with a woodgrain finish, that the writing needed to be darkened, so it stood out. Especially as I wasn't adding a separate sentiment. So I carefully wrote over the sentiment in black fine liner pen, to bring it to the fore a bit more.