Felt like playing again yesterday so I gathered up all my spare configuration boxes that were left over from my gravestone and decided to make a Christmas Tree table decoration:
Just used various bits and pieces that were lying around really - T!ms pinecone, the mover and shaper Reindeer and 25, the large reindeer, ticket (and stamp), festive greenery, snowflake and Halloween shadows dies, two polysterene balls covered in glitter and made into a snowman - used bling for his nose and eyes, ribbon for scarf and buttons for his hat. Parcels are simply handcut pieces of kraft card stock with the edges inked and tied with festive twine and a tag, the little jars are filled with glitter - here is a close up of their tags:
The Santa's washing line is made up from some old Penny Black (I think) stamps - inked with Jet Black archival, coloured with distress markers and then covered with glossy accents to add shine and puff paint to create a fur effect:
I only really used Vintage Photo ink on here with Broken China and Brushed Pewter stains on the snowflake. Finished the tree edges with festive pom pom ribbon, T!ms lantern - how cute is that! and a robin that I bought in a set of three last year. The tree itself was made up from spare configuration boxes, painted green using PaperArtsys Fresco Finish Hyde Park paint, the insides were covered with some pages from Hamlet and then the whole thing sprayed with Old Lace glimmer mists - it has a lovely sparkle!
All in all a very nice days play - sorry for poor pictures its another rainy day here!
I am going to enter this into the following challenges:
http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Glitter and Sparkle
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Christmassy
http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-24-anything-oes.html - Anything Goes
http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/anything-goes-2-week-challenge.html - Anything Goes
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/december-challenge.html?m=0 - Treemendous
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/d-for-deck-halls.html - Deck the Halls
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/its-anything-goes-for-challenge-1.html - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Merry Christmas
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes at Christmas
http://www.craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/ - Green and Red plus Glitter and Sparkle
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
Only three more sleeps - whoo hooo.
Thanks for looking - Feeling Festive from Solihull