Today sees the start of a new challenge over at My Artistic Adventures Challenge Blog. The theme is Christmas/Thanksgiving/winter and the only requirement is to use at lease one element from one of Heather’s digital collage sheets. Let me tell you that the hardest part will be deciding which collage sheet to pick as there are so many fabulous options to choose from. I opted to use the Pink Victorian Holly Girl and found I just could not stop creating!
The beauty of Heather’s sheets is that not only do the images come in different sizes there are also different orientations so that you can put them back to back. In addition, this little girl has been layered onto a background that makes cutting her out super easy which is brilliant for a lazy crafter like me who has fairly rubbish scissors.
For the card, I’ve combined the little girl image with two more of Heather’s images – a Peppermint Candy Bingo Card and a Christmas Luggage Tag.the backing paper is from a Tilda pad that I have had in my stash for ages.
I’ve outlined the edges of the girl and the tag with gold glitter.
To complete the look I’ve added in lace, velvet ribbon, and some bows created from peppermint candy baker’s twine. Underneath the ivory antique button there is a little ruffle of seam binding.
For my star tag ornament I first created the star using one of the backing images, which is music manuscript, from the same collage sheet as the little girl. I applied it to chipboard to make it nice and sturdy and then inked and glittered the edges.
The little girl has also been glittered with gold around the edges, pink on her coat and white on the furry parts of her attire. I’ve actually decoupaged her coat and pocket but it doesn’t show up too well in the photograph.
The sentiment is also on the collage sheet and I’ve glittered it and topped it off with a pink paper rose and some mulberry paper holly leaves. The 25 is from the Shabby Chic Advent Countdown collage set which is another project I can’t wait to get started on.
To complete my star I’ve added a pink bow and some pink pearls.
I mentioned at the start of this post that I couldn’t stop creating and I wasn’t fibbing. I also made a couple of tags and will share those with you later this week so I hope you will buzz back and take a look. In the meantime, do go and check out all the amazing projects that the rest of the DT have created. There are some very special guest designers this month including many of the Gecko Galz Design Team and the fabulous Rebecca Deeprose. As if that wasn’t enough in itself, Heather also has a Giveaway going on right now and you could bag yourself a gift voucher for her Etsy shop that is worth $50.
Happy Sunday and thanks for buzzing by.