My goodness, the weeks are rushing by, aren't they. It's Friday again, and therefore
it is time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland. This week our theme is
'IT'S A STITCH UP'
We want to see some stitching on your creation. It can be real or faux.
The fabulous prize this week is a $15 gift voucher from The Paper Shelter.
The Paper Shelter very generously gave the Icicles team several images to use.
This beautiful image is called Holy Night and it also came with this lovely
design paper. I thought the lacey border looked as if it was stitched, but I
decided to draw faux stitching around the mat.
I used crackle medium on the fence and while it was wet I sprinkled Rock
Candy Distress Glitter over it. I applied 2 thick layers of white acrylic paint
on the die-cut trees and also sprinkled the top layer with the glitter. Sadly
the beautiful sparkle does not show up. Likewise, the sparkle of the
liberally applied Star Dust Stickles to the printed trees, the snowflakes,
and the 'Noel' do not show, and in places it appears pink.
This sweet image just melts my heart, and was a joy to colour with
my trusty Promarkers.
There are lots of trees on the front of the card, so I decided to use this
gorgeous embossing folder which I bought very recently, inside my card.
I also used just half a tree die-cut, coloured with several green DIs, to
add interest to the panel on which I will write my personal message.
Challenges I would Like To Enter
As You Like It - 'Alcohol or Distress Markers and Why' (Alcohol because they blend so beautifully, and as stated by several DT members, they can be used to colour ribbons and other embellishments)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #89 - 'Use A Die-Cut'
C.R.A.F.T. #307 - 'Christmas'
Crafty Catz #275 - 'It's A Girl Thing'
Creative Corner - 'For A Child'
Di's Digi Designs - 'Include An Animal'
Holly Jolly Christmas - 'Trees' TOP 3
Incy Wincy - 'Embossing, Wet or Dry' (my embossing is inside the card)
Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle - 'Anything Goes' (with loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking) TOP 3
The Crafter's Cafe #112 - 'Animal Antics'
Image - The Paper Shelter (digi) Holy Night
Paper - The Paper Shelter (digi) included with above image
Colouring - Promarkers
Dies - Impression Obsession Fir Trees, Mini Snowflakes; Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments; Marianne LR 0205
Embossing - Nellie Snellen Christmas Trees
Distress Inks - Tim Holtz Iced Spruce, Bundled Sage, Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap
Glitters - Stickles Star Dust; Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter
Acrylic Paint - Semco Matte White
For a chance to win that great prize, why not pop over to Winter Wonderland, have a look at my Icicle teamies' gorgeous creations, then enter your own creations in our 'It's A Stitch Up' challenge.
The last two weeks have been frantically busy for me, and the coming week is shaping up to be the same. However I hope to squeeze in some crafty playtime...I am feeling a strong urge to get my fingers inky and messy, so..........
Until next time, thank you for visiting,