Sunday, 11 December 2016
It's a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges today with the theme "Anything Goes" - (well, I had to do Christmas then didn't I?!!!!). Come and join us, with such an "open" theme it's easy to have lots of fun and show us what you can create!
OK, lets take our journey shall we.....
Isn't this a stunner of a stamp? It's the Impression Obsession J7042 Santa Horses stamp.
I started with my usual plain white Sheena stamping card and stamped the horses in Archival watering can. I coloured their hats in with Spectrum Noir colouring pencils (you will see this on the next photo). I then pressed some perfect medium through a stars stencil and embossed with clear embossing powder.
I then blended the background with distress ink (weathered wood) to show the white stars more clearly.
I cut two black mats and a silver one and passed the black mats through my Platinum machine with an embossing folder that looked like snow falling by Leonie Pujol. (I had to pass them through twice as my card was wider than the 5 x 7 embossing folder so I hotched the folder over a bit and ran it through again!).
I then stroked the embossed card with a tiny bit of Pebeo silver gilding wax to highlight the snow falling - it looks so metallic!
The sentiment was stamped "Happy Christmas" (Bee Crafty) and edged with the weathered wood distress ink and matted on to black card stock.
Here I was playing with the idea of a nice red ribbon? - Yes, I think that works well!!!
There, who said that you can't do monochrome for Christmas?!!!!
Matted and layered up and red felt ribbon and bow to finish with some die cut ivy leaves (Sue Wilson - Creative Expressions) which I also finished with a touch of silver gilding wax.
I thought this was really classy! I shall choose someone special to receive this one I think!
Do come along and join us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges with our new theme of
May I wish all at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, the Design Team and all you out there who enter and make the challenges such fun for us all a very Merry Christmas!
I would like to enter this in to The Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog challenge "Christmas":-
Thanks for stopping by,