Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Configurations Box

Merry Christmas Eve! I've been anxiously waiting to share my holiday Configurations Box with you all! This will be a picture heavy post so feast your eyes :)

I kept the box bright and airy with light pastel blues, greens, and pinks. I also reused a lot pretty ribbon and gift wrapping decorations... I always save them for things like this!

Lots of gesso, distress paint, and glitter involved in this project!

For every individual box I started with a thin layer gesso, then added a thin layer of book paper with matte medium, and some either got a glitter treatment or a pretty gold ribbon added. The MERRY blocks were painted with Distress Paint in Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron. The little deer and the 'bright' charm were painted with Twisted Citron. The little tree and snowballs were colored with Spun Sugar. I add everything with a HOT GLUE GUN! I cannot stress that enough... don't waste your time waiting for glue to dry, just hot glue those suckers.

The centerpiece of the configuration box is actually this gorgeous star that was tied around a gift tag that I received. You can see the gold ribbon in the back (also hoarded from old gift bags) and some gold and silver mini jingle bells.

With the pack of holiday greeting chipboard pieces I added the NOEL which I also painted in Twisted Citron. I raised it in front of a layer of mini snowballs and you can also see a pretty iridescent ribbons flowing between the boxes. 
The reindeer got a layer of gesso, then some Tumbled Glass paint, and A LOT of layers of Stickles on the antlers.

The Santa Claus was the most tedious part of the entire box... but that's only because I couldn't make up my mind on what color I wanted him to be. After 3 layers of gesso and paint, gesso and paint, I finally just decided to keep him white... good enough for me! The metal numbers were of course gesso'd and painted with Spun Sugar, then received a generous layer of Icicle Stickles.

I love this little metal wreath! It was painted with Twisted Citron and Festive Berries.

Thanks for joining me! Have a very Merry Christmas!



Paints, Mediums, Accents:
Distress Paint - Spun Sugar
Distress Paint - Twisted Citron
Distress Paint - Tumbled Glass
Distress Paint - Festive Berries
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft - Gesso
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft - Honey Medium
Stickles - Icicle

Ideaology - Typed Tokens
Ideaology - Decorative Deer
Ideaology - Decorative Wreath
Ideaology - Salvaged Santa
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Season's Greetings

Another Christmas card, coming right up! Stampotique has such wonderfully unique stamps, and I knew the "Global Warming?" snowman would make the perfect card for my brother...

The snowman was stamped with Archival Black Ink on Strathmore heavyweight mixed media paper. I colored the image using Distress Inks as watercolors. I used Antique Linen for the ground, Broken China and Tumbled Glass for the snowman, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn for the scarf, and finally Festive Berries for the heart. 

I'll be linking up my card to the Stampotique challenge of Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by :)
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Alpaca My Scarf

Happy Holidays! I'm still cranking out some last minute holiday cards, and finding that simpler is better right now. 

These itty Lawn Fawn sets are perfect for quick cards. It has the darling image and sentiment all planned out for you, so you don't have to pick and choose which image you want. For this card I used Lawn Fawn "Winter Alpaca" set... The alpaca is friggin adorable and the sentiment is one of my all-time favorites! I wish I could use it year round!

I trimmed a panel of black Simon Says Stamp Cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment in Zing Metallic Silver embossing power. Some simple skinny washi tape strips finish off the sentiment portion of the card... quick and easy!

The darling alpaca was colored with Copic markers and adorned with some Crystal Stickles on his scarf. I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders die and the Outside In Circle Scallop die  to frame him. 

I'm entering this card into the Lawnfawnatics Challenge to use your favorite Lawn Fawn set. 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Otterly Great Birthday

Welcome back and happy December! I have created a cute birthday card using the color inspiration from the Lawnfawnatics challenge blog. The colors are geared toward the winter holidays so it was fun to use them to create a birthday card instead :)

I was inspired by the teal, red, and green in this color inspiration graphic...

All of the images were stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The images are from the Lawn Fawn "Christmas Like No Otter" set, which was a part of Simon Says Stamp Stamptember release. Unfortunately, this set is no longer available but I have linked to a similar set, Lawn Fawn "Winter Otter". The sentiment is still available and is from Lawn Fawn "Year Five".


Lawn Fawn Stamp - Christmas like no otter

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