I hope you are all well and eased into the new week?
I had such a crazy weekend, I was so busy I didn't get much time for creating, visiting your gorgeous blogs or commenting on your creations, but I intend to work on all of that and slowly but surely I will get there! I'd like to say a big thank you and welcome my new blog buddies, it's so nice to have you aboard! I hope you will enjoy my future posts ;)
Yesterday I promised you the second part of the 'Noel' Word Shape by GlitzCraft, the company I design for. You can see the first altered part HERE. It was more contemporary for the lovers of white Christmas trees with silver and blue everything, very contemporary looking Christmas decorations, using pretty much what came in the kit. This time I wanted to show you what happens when you dig deeper into your stash and go for more of a classic vintage looking Christmas decor.
I started with altering the paper insert. I stenciled the gorgeous Glitter Frosting Paste in Sand colour through the included stencil using the pattern intended for the word itself. I created a distressed look using Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain Distress inks and some water as well as heaps of sponging.
Next, I sponged and stamped onto my plaque using the same inks. I also used the stencil on the edges. There is a strip of leaves on the bottom of it intended for this purpose, very cleverly design and so easy to use, I must say! TIP: make sure you mask off all the unwanted parts of the stencil before applying the paste. Tape the stencil down over the outer edges so it doesn't move either.
It would easily be pretty as it was, but you know me, I can't leave things alone so I made some poinsettias...from scratch! Where's such challenge when you need it?! That's right, these flowers were made using a white cardstock that was coloured using Barn Door, dash of Spiced Marmelade, Rusty Hinge mixed on a craft sheet and in the end sprayed whilst still wet with Cherry Pie Dylusions spray. Oooh, this is what made it so gorgeous red! Perfection! I made four templates out of a hard cardboard for my layers of the flower. I will share an A4 template with a step-by-step in the Freebies section of my blog so that you can make your own poinsettias for Christmas should you wish. I have to put it together so bare with me, if you are a newbie somehow save my blog or join it if you wish so you know where to come back to.
I also aged and stamped my doily with a Prima background music stamp, the Tim Holtz clock was coloured with the same brown inks, clear crackle paint by Tim Holtz applied and let to do its job, then distressed more using the Walnut Stain Ink. I also dyed a piece of a ribbon with the Gathered Twigs ink. I put it all together and was done!
I hope you like it! Don't forget to come back for the template, I will put it up today or tomorrow, time allowing. I also have one more MDF kit 'HOME' so will be altering these also. So much to look forward to ;)
I'd like to enter this one into the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - Stamps & Die Cuts
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes
A Blog Named Hero - Die a little (or a lot)
Thank you for stopping by! Have a fab day!