23 December 2020

Christmas In London

Christmas in London will be very different this year. We knew some time ago that it was going to be different. It is different for the whole world in fact, but I still wanted to make a London Christmas skyline. It actually doesn't snow that much here in London either but when it does, it is really pretty (unless you actually have to get out of your house then it is a transport nightmare!). 

I started off my card by stamping the London skyline from the Clearly Besotted Scene It City Stamp Set on to a panel of white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then made a mask for it and masked off the bottom part of the card base too. Using blending brushes, I then blended on Distress Inks for the sky. 

I used Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves. I then splattered on Arteza Titanium White Gouache for the snow. The masks were removed and the London skyline coloured using Copic Markers. I wanted it to be in silhouette, so I coloured them using greys only, except for Big Ben's face. I took the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Shake It Up Stamp Set and stamped it below. The panel was then adhered on to an A2 white card base with foam tape. 


Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.

COPIC MARKERS: C8, C7, C6, C5, C3. Y11. 

We have gone back in to lockdown here in London. It is sad but very much necessary. I hope you are all staying safe and keeping well. Take care of yourselves and your families. 


  1. Lovely card Michelle, a very Happy Christmas to you and yours, stay safe, I believe we will see the end of this soon -- I have to believe it we are seeing the vaccine being given to doctors and nurses here so we are hopeful!

  2. really lovely blending - the mask must have been a fiddle to cut - impressedx

  3. We don't get snow often enough! I love it when it snows! Your card is beautiful Michelle, gorgeous sky colours and perfect blending xx

  4. Thanks for sharing your artistry with us over the past year. Happy Christmas and wishing the whole world a Happy New Year. Be well.


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