Have you ever looked at the postcard that is included in your Hedgehog Hollow Subscription Box? There is different art work every month, with a little note from the Hollow, and details the contents of your box. You can collect them or, as I decided to do this week, use it on one of your projects! When I saw the black and white wintery scene card in the October box, I just HAD to color it!
I knew I was going to fit my scene onto a 4.25″ x 5.5″ portrait oriented notecard, so I first trimmed my scene down to slightly larger than this before I started coloring. I then colored in the scene with E Copics and the Nuvo Alcohol Markers (greens, corals and greys) from the August 2019 box. I then fussy cut around the scene, trimming off the road, most of the trees, and the sky. I edged the scene with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker to tidy up my cutting.
I used the red card panel from the box as my background and using the stencil from the October box (and lining up my houses without adhering to check where to lay my stencil)I added two glitter trees using Bo Bunny Glitter Paste in Wasabi and Emerald. I let the first tree dry before adding my second so I could lay down the stencil without messing up the first tree.
While the glitter paste dried, I trimmed some white cardstock roughly to act as the road at the base of the card, and colored it in with E Copics. I then stamped the ‘Seasonally Yours’ sentiment over the top in embossing ink and heat embossed it in WOW! Metallic Gold embossing powder.
When the glitter paste was dry, I adhered the ‘road’ and then popped up my scene over the top with foam tape, letting the lamp post overhang the left edge.
To embellish, i added a few scraps of glitter paste with a pallette knife onto the alcohol marker colored tree. I also added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to the glass on the windows, and the lamp post. Finally, I added Sprinkled Sugar Stickles to the snow. I wanted a little snow in the scene so I used some acrylic white paint mixed with a tiny bit of water, and flicked it over my scene at the top, as well as some white ink spray (Mr Hueys) which faded back quite a bit and actually gave some perspective and illusion of dimension.
I really enjoyed creating this scene, such a fun way to use that postcard! What else have you used yours for?