Happy holidays mistletoe

I was browsing the Spectrum Noir blog for old tutorials and found one on coloring on vellum by my friend Mary Dawn, using the Spectrum Noir pencils. I have done this before but got an idea to try to emboss vellum and color the backside for a soft effect. It didn't turn out just as I wanted to so I did go over the front too with my pencils. The embossed lines on the mistletoe was pretty wide and I wanted the green to show a bit more. 

Maya isaksson spectrum noir dec vellum ebrush watermarked

I also made a background by stamping and embossing a background stamp and using the eBrush to airbrush on top of it, giving it an embossed feel. 

Colors used:
Pencils: 053, 054
Markers: DR5, DR6, DR7
Stamps:Under the mistletoe and Snowflake borders background by Hero Arts

I hope you are enjoying the holiday preparations, I'm starting to bake all the cookies today. I'm as usual a bit behind but I'll be fine. I'm not stressed out about anything at the moment and that's a nice feeling. It'll be christmas weather or not the cookies are done, right? ;) 

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If it's crafty I have probably tried it. Or plan to try it tomorrow. I love to be creative in all ways, but I tend to gravitate to making cards, coloring and diecutting. I also have a bad yarn shopping.... ehm... KNITTING... habit. I live in Sweden with my husband, two cute minions (also known as kids) and three dogs. I work from home at a small international development company during the days, and craft while listening to audio books or follow my favourite series at nights and on weekends. I love it when I don't have to leave the house, being an introvert and socially awkward and all. That's why my slippers to shoe ratio is close to 1:1 and I'm not ashamed to admit it ;)

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