Monday, December 22, 2014

Kristy's Challenge for December Daily Week 3

Winter Wonderland 
This is a double page spread with collaged elements,stamping and heat embossing. I also  embellished the page with a gold paint pen, pearl dots from a pentart paint pen,chalk ink splatters and rub-ons i.e. the pink & orange birds. The 'let it snow' is a sticker that I have had for years. The snowman is from StampinÚp  -it is heat embossed and accented with gel pens. The shimmer from the Pentart paint doesn't show too well.

Glitter and Gold

The ornament is done with a brass stencil and jac paper and 2 lots of glitter. the corners,flowers and butterfly are die cuts from gold paper. I also used gelatos.
The candle page is again done on jac paper. The candle image is from a die cut and coloured with Pitt pens.The sentiment is cut out of gold paper. The top and bottom edges is done with red glitter adhered to packing tape.

Something that represents me

The background on this page is done with used/dried tea bags. I adhered them with diluted pva and inked over them with distress ink. The background isn't very visible now as I decided to add the words. The tea bags represent me as I am a tea drinker and I love to recycle im my crafting. The page was put together with pieces that I had in my stash. The paper frame I have had for years. The green abstract pieces I did with a mixture of red & gold glitter and clear gesso. I used 2 different stencils to make the designs. I like the texture from this mix. the edging and words are from embossed card that I did some time ago. I think they are both cuttlebug embossing folders.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

What I made for the Christmas Down Under Swap

This swap was organised by Jeanette...Scrappin Happyxo...on You Tube.

I had 5 partners and we all chose our individual colour schemes.

We had to make an ornament, a card and include a small gift bag of goodies.




#4...RED/GRREEN/WHITE - Traditional Shabby Chic

#5...WHITE/CREAM - Vintage Shabby Chic

Button Wreath Card

I made this card for a challenge from Nicky Parr in the International Crafters' Facebook group. I made a rough circle from multiple strands of string and then strung the buttons together with a single strand of string. I hot glued them to the string circle and added the little purple heart buttons in between after threading them with a thin piece of string . I made the string bow and added a red heart button to the centre.
I glued the button wreath to a piece of mulberry paper that I tore in a rough circular shape. I then added the sentiment which came from a Kaisercraft paper pad. I glued this to a paper background - again from Kaisercraft - and adhered it to the card base. The final touch was to add the green heart buttons in the corners.