Hi there folks, well its time for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time around we have a Christmas theme for you (anything Christmas will be fine as long as its stamping not digis). As always we have a yummy prize up for grabs from Marina of Cottage Crafts so head on over to the challenge blog and find out more.
For my DT card, I've used an assortment of stamps old and new and got good and messy into the bargain lol. I started off by stamping a music score stamp from Stampers Anonymous on some tissue paper with pumice stone and tea dye distress ink. I coated a square of card with gesso and layered the gently crumpled tissue over it and then applied another layer of gesso. Once it was dry i tore the excess tissue off and lighly inked around the edges with tea dye distress ink. The focal image is from Crafty Secrets 'Vintage Christmas' stamp sheet,, stamped in sepia versafine and die cut. Santa is layered up over an eyelet circle nestie die cut and a Marianne star frame die cut. All the die cuts were lightly inked and then liberally glamour dusted. I've added a doily from my stash and layered that over some vellum stamped with snowflakes and dusted with pearl cosmic shimmer. I've also added some faux pearls, lace, ivory velvet ribbon and some gorgeous ivory and silver ribbon from Crafty ribbons. The pins are from Crafty Boots, they are really beautiful and sparkly in real life but I couldn't catch the sparkle on the pic. The snowflakes are also Marianne die cuts and the brad is from my stash.
The sentiment stamp is from Whimsy Stamps, die cut with their postage stamp die (I just love these postage sentiments!!). The leaf frond is also a Marianne die cut. I haven't ticked 'naughty' or 'nice' yet as I don't know who I'm sending it too lol.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters: let it sparkle
Artistic Stamper: Backgrounds
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Christmas with pearls
Challenge up your life: music
Crafters Companion: let it snow
Crafty Catz: snowflakes
Crafty Emma's Challenge: snowflakes
Craft your days away: bingo challenge (my line is lace, pearls and pins)
Creatalicious: Christmas and make it sparkle
Crimbo Crackers: Make is sparkle
Deep Ocean Challenge: vintage
Diva's by Design: Monochrome
Marianne Design Diva's : sparkle and shine
Moving along with the times: Let it snow
Oldie but goodie: Let it snow (my old stamp is the Crafty Secrets Santa)
Paper Shelter: snowflakes
Truly Scrumptious: Christmas with a vintage theme/pearls
Phew, thats a lot of challenges lol.
Thanks for popping by, if you get a minute pop over and check out my teamies gorgeous projects as they have come up with some truly gorgeous projects. We also have the pleasure of welcoming a new member to the team too! Paula is really talented and comes up with the most gorgeous creations so we're all really excited to have her join us