The weather here seems to have reverted to a more Autumnal feel with it being blustery and raining. I think this has swung me into Christamas mode!
I started with a 6x6" piece of white card. Using Versafine Clair "Cheerful", I stamped the sentiment, which is part of the Sweet Poppy Stencils "Festive Phrases" stamp set.
Using Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink, I multi stamped the Sweet Poppy "Snowberries" around the "Merry Christmas" sentiment.
I used "Fern Green" Archival Ink to blend the edges of the card, then edged it with Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink.
To colour the leaves, I used Derwent Inktense pencils, using "Fern" as the base layer then adding highlights using "Beech Green". For the branches I used "Baked Earth".
At this stage, I decided I wanted the sentiment to be golden, so went over the stamped image with a metallic gold pen.
I then coloured the berries using "Antique Linen" Distress Oxide Ink, applied with a brush.
Finally, I went around the majority of the leaves using a gold shimmer gel pen.