Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Snowman's Ticket by Gabrielle

I couldn’t resist making a snowman. I love snowmen - they are made by people having fun and they stand like silent guards marking the spot where they were created!

For my snowman I simply cut him out using the fabulous Tim Holtz die and coloured him in with Distress Markers (Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Black Soot. I edged the whole shape with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The Holly on his hat was made using the holly from the Holiday Lamppost die and scraps of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Core'dinations with a little Glossy Accents on the berries! The holly leaves have Pine Needles Distress Ink on the edges to give a little shadowing. I added a little ribbon as a scarf and secured it with a brad. 

The background is actually a wooden blank that I painted in Beach Hut Fresco Finish Paint and sanded and then stamped the snowflake stamp on with Snow Cap ink. The ‘postcard’ was stamped in Sepia Archival Ink and then I edged the board with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

The ticket was stamped using the Christmas stamp from Tim’s incredibly useful Odds and Ends collection. I coloured the stamp with Distress Markers (Peeled Paint, Barn Door, Vintage Photo) “huffed” on it and then stamped it on white cardstock. To “huff” on the stamp really just means breathe on it - as you ‘colour’ with the pens they start to dry and by breathing on them the moisture in your breath moistens them again! I cut it out, distressed the edges and added more Vintage Photo Distress Ink. This could easily be a quick and easy Christmas card or decoration!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Advent Calendar Daily Specials

At Country View Crafts we're celebrating the run up to Christmas with a fantastic special offer every day. Just visit the website and click on the advent calendar to find out what's behind it. Each offer will only be available foe one day so be sure to check back daily for the next one.