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Whimsical Christmas Tree

Good morning everyone!  I’ve got a new art journal page for you today, created using Basically Bare’s 5×7 Artful Journal.  The watercolor pages are nice and thick and colors do not bleed through to the other side.  I actually saturated this page with color.

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  1. Stamp the stars using embossing liquid and then emboss with silver powder.
  2. Spray Ink Spot (by Art Anthology) or another dark ink onto your page, blotting and drying until you’ve reached the depth of color you are going for.
  3. Stamp your tree with Versafine ink onto a piece of paper, emboss with clear embossing powder, and cut out, leaving a wide margin.  I painted mine with Art Anthology Ferrari and Parakeet Sorbet.  I embossed the star with silver embossing powder.
  4. Add a trunk cut from a piece of paper and color with a dark brown paint.
  5. Die cut holly and snowflakes from cardstock.  I painted the holly leaves and then embossed with clear powder.  The snowflakes were embossed with silver powder.
  6. Stamp Merry Christmas in black ink and then emboss with green embossing powder.  Adhere everything to the page.
  7. I outlined Merry Christmas with a white pen.  I had also outlined the tree with a red paint pen but went back over it with a white pen.  Next I outlined the holly leaves and snowflakes with a black Micron pen.
  8. Finally, outline the page with a red paint pen.

You are done!

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Until later………………

Supplies Used:
Basically Bare 5 x 7 Arful Binder
Art Anthology Ink Spot Colorations
Art Anthology Ferrari and Parakeet Sorbet
Technique Junkies Star Power and Merry Christmas 2 stamps
Sizzix Movers and Shapers Mini Pine Tree & Holly Set and Mini Snowflakes Set
Clear Embossing Powder
Silver Embossing Powder
Red Sharpie Paint Pen
Micron 03 Black Pen
White Pen

Participation Contest/Giveaway!!!

We are going to do a giveaway/contest here…we have over 2500 likes on our Facebook page and quite a few subscribers here, but i don’t think i’m reaching all of you. so, this is what i have in mind:

i’ve got plenty of ways for you to enter to win…each entry will get you into this drawing – the more ways you enter, the more chances to win! i will run this until the end of the month – january 31, 2015 – after the end of the month i will draw two names – one from entrants on this blog and one from entrants on our Facebook page. the winners will each receive an Artful Journal in the size of your choice (5×7, 6×9 or 9×11), plus TWO embellishment/diecut sets of your choice from the current – NEW – catalog, which can be seen by following this link and scrolling to the bottom of the page:  http://basicallybare.com/products.html


entry chance #1) take a look around and comment on a blog post.  be sure that we can figure out who you are by your sign-in name or simply leave your name or email addy in the comment;

entry chance #2) have any of your friends visit our blog here and comment on a blog post.  ask them to reference that you sent them here in their post, you will both get an entry into the drawing. again, be sure we can figure out how to contact you both;

entry chance #3) you and your friends sign up for blog post updates via email on this page, partway down on the right side, following the archives section, over that way ——————–>
every new subscriber will get an entry into the drawing. if you already subscribe to our blog updates, comment here referencing that you do and you will get an entry to the drawing.

TO ENTER ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE AT  https://www.facebook.com/BasicallyBare or click the round little “f” button at the top of this page:

entry chance #4) if you already “like” our Facebook page, please be sure to click “follow” and comment there that you did so. if you already do both, comment there that you do…each person that comments will get an entry;

entry chance #5) send your friends to “like” AND “follow” our Facebook page, ask them to comment there, using your name as their reference, you will both get an entry to the drawing;

that’s it! and yes, i suppose it IS possible for one person to get both prizes, but the odds are slim :)  tell you what…IF it happens, i will consider drawing for a third prize package!

i look forward to seeing your participation 😀