I wanted our Christmas cards this year to be fun, homemade, and different. Since I’m wild about mixed media these days I thought I’d create a piece of artwork for our holiday card. I kept thinking of a way to incorporate a couple pictures along with a house design of some sort.
First, I dug through the backgrounds I have and liked this one to start with.
Then I added some more blue and painted the base of the house.
I placed a few pieces of paper next. For the roof, I used some scraps from this cool ruler paper. Then, I added a few pieces of music paper and some from a book. I painted white over the bottom pieces to give the look of snow, but I kept the title of one of the pieces visible because I liked what it said. I also added some black to the roof and then wiped it off to give it a weathered look.
I found a few pictures of us (and our awesome snowman collection) and cut them out.
Then added them to the picture. I had originally thought it would be cute to add our pictures to the windows of the house, but I made the house too small for that.
Then I stamped over the roof part “with love from” and our name.
I added a “Merry Christmas” with stamps on the center of the house.
To finish, I wrote the year on there and added a few pieces from a doily.
Then I chose a background from one of those online printing places.
I was wondering how you would be able to make multiples that did justice to your darling mixed media collage. They came out great! I love all the various elements you’ve used. Placing you two, the dog and your snowman collection in the “snow” is just the perfect touch.
Cyndi L says
Yes! What Eileen said! What a brilliant idea to do the one great piece and have them copied. Now *that* I could probably manage…
The printing place did a great job, and they were actually really cheap. I think I’m going to do this next year, too.
Ditto to what Eileen and Cyndi said… and WOW, what a great idea!!! I love how this turned out!!! I am definitely stealing this next year!