Hi there, well we've certainly been having some Christmassy weather here in the UK, lots of snow and ice. Great inspiration for our challenge this time at Let's Ink It Up as our theme is
'Christmas' with a twist, add some sparkle!! Here's my DT project, a card, gift box and necklace.
We've got not one but 2 fantastic sponsors this time, one lucky winner will receive a gorgeous box of Christmas ribbons from Crafty Ribbons!!
Our other lucky winner will receive this beautiful 'Jewel It Kit' work $20 from Outlines Rubber Stamp company
The inspiration for my project came from making some beads with my new melt pot, I used a tutorial from Leandra French to make 'Leandra beads' using some rich blue snowflake paper and lots of mica powders, the colours don't show up too well in the pic but I love this technique, its great fun and the beads look amazing.
I made the blue background for the card using Elusive images snowflake stamps, embossed with clear EP on white card and then sprayed with loads of Cosmic shimmer spray in Midnight blue and lots of silver firework ink. The flowers are made by mopping up the inky mess on my craftmat with tissue paper and then cutting lots of circles, crumple them up to dry and layer them to make the flowers.
The beautiful words are a stamp from Joanna Sheen, stamped on parchment and embossed with silver EP. I tried to create a snowy effect by dotting with my quickie glue pen and adding Judikins prisma glitter although its hard to see in the pic it looks really pretty in real life.
The main image is a stamp from Elusive Images, coloured with promarkers and glitter added to the pattern on her dress and the halos.
The gift bag was very quick and easy. i cut the shape with my cricut and used the same stamps and inks as for the background on the card. I added some gorgeous royal blue ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and a velco fastener to finish it off.
I've made loads of these Leandra beads and to make the necklace I just attached them to a length of chain with jump rings and then used a pendant bail to attach them to the long silvery chain.
I'm entering my projects in the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon: Christmas tag/bag
Artistic Stamper: Christmas
ai Factory: Winter
Paper Playtime: Inspired by a Carol (O Holy Night)
Creative inspirations: Christmas Gifts
Oh Alice: The flowers are talking! (make your own flowers)
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Make your own BP
Hope you're going to join us at LIIU this time, Christmas is a perfect time to add some sparkle!! The LIIU DT are all having a break over Christmas so this challenge will finish on 19th December.
Thanks for visiting today