So I am back with some really cool holiday challenges. Tis the season for all kinds of crafting. I don’t know if my friends think it is cool, or if they get tired of it, but every time we go to a dirty santa, or white elephant gift exchange I come in with a small piece of art. Here is one I took with me this past Wednesday to the PTA holiday party. So this is my fair warning, if you invite me to a gift exchange I come with holiday art.
I am back again to share another 12 Days of Tag with a Feminine Twist over at Ellen Hutson’s The Classroom. I am still in catch up mood with Day 2’s Tag. For day 2, the challenge was to add glitter to the project. I think everyone knows at this point I am not a glitter person, but I remember I had a holiday pack of Stickles, and I suddenly got excited about the project.
I pulled out a Ranger tag and backed with some printed red and pink card stock. Again I cut off the top of the tag (don’t ask me why, I don’t know why I can’t use them they way the were intended). For this card I did snip the edges of the tag and again punched a hole in it to add ribbon. I pulled out a stamp set from Stampendous and stamped out the truck, the gifts and the tree. I colored everything in with my copics and then die cut the images out. I added them to the tag with some adhesive and took a dark grey copic and laid down a bit of road. Finally I pulled out my holiday three pack of Stickles and added red glitter to the ornaments, the dark spots on the truck, and the red bows. I added green Stickles to the green bows. Finally I added clear Stickles to the trucks light. I added the sentiment from the stamp pack and strung on some red satin ribbon. I love how this tag came out, and selfishly want to keep it in my permanent pile, but with probably put it on my mother’s gift so she can enjoy it too.
This week over at Less Is More they had a primary color challenge. I needed a quick break from holiday stamps and decided that this was the perfect opportunity to do that.
I pulled out a Technique Tuesday stamp pack and stamped the three monsters and the sentiment onto an A2 card. I stuck some masking paper onto the center monster. I then also added masking paper above and below the images. I grabbed my Distressed inks and blended barn door, tumbled glass and mustard seed onto the images. I tried no to let the colors blend too much so that we wouldn’t see any secondary colors. I pulled the masking paper off, and just loved how that center monster pops off the page. Finally I snagged my white gel pen and highlighted the eyes, and the sentiment so that both would pop.
Finally today we have an ‘anything goes’ Christmas card challenge over at Jingle Bells Card Challenge. I needed one more fun Christmas card for a music lover in my life and decided the was the place for it. I pulled out some green glittery music card stock and die cut out a Christmas tree from it. I grabbed a tiny presents stamp and stamped out lots of green gifts onto some trimmed card stock. I adhered the tree to the card stock and added a red sentiment. I trimmed up more of the glittery music card stock and adhered the presents paper and tree to it. Finally I added a bunch of red gems to the tree and a gold gem for a tree topper. I know this card is simple, but there is something enchanting to me about it.
That is all for moment, but I will be back with more of my Holiday Hop.