Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where Susan is getting us into Christmas mode and would like to see Christmas inspired creations. Our sponsor is Scrapper's Delight.
My card at the top has been created with stamps from Stamp Addicts and is one of my samples for their upcoming shows on Hochanda this coming Thursday 5th November. If you are one of the many yet to discover this new craft channel you will find it on Sky 663, Freeview 39 and Freesat 817. The stamp Addict Shows will be live on air at 1pm and 6pm.
I love this collection of Grunge Stamps and after doing quite a few ready for the shows wondered how it would look in traditional Christmas colours and have to say I rather liked the outcome, in fact even hubby like it which is rare for him when it comes to inky crafting.
I inked the stamp with Adirondack dye inks, spritzed with water and stamped onto white cardstock and added some glitter around the edges. The Poinsettia is also Stamp Addicts which I stamped with the same inks, dragged some colour out and stamped the focal flower twice more and decoupaged adding more glitter. An organza bow and coordinating mat and layering.
I also have a second share which is another Tattered Lace creation, a good deal of my time is now taken up with work for them so it seems only sensible to make the most of all the hard work and share them.......when I remember that is. I would add though that as a confirmed stamper I still have to regularly indulge in inky stamping fun as with the Stamp Addicts card above, but equally would never have believed how much I would come to enjoy creating with dies.
The base has been made from Kraft cardstock and Tattered Lace Essential Book die set and Kaisercraft papers. Once you have cut out the the layers it's so quick to assemble, I usually roll each page round a rolling pin to give a bit more shape.................I should add that I don't use the one from the kitchen and keep one in my craft room dedicated to crafting. Then it's a matter of decorating however you fancy, I chose to use TL Angel of Peace, Trio Christmas Roses and Leaves and a good amount of gold gilding wax and ribbons to embellish.
When it comes to gilding wax I have tried a good number in recent years, some are OK'ish and some pretty disappointing as they seem to go hard once they have been opened a while. But back in the summer I purchased some Pebeo and my goodness what a difference, it's not the cheapest by any means but it's lovely and creamy, no signs of drying out and buffs up a treat so to my mind confirms you get what you pay for. If I get to the NEC...........which is in the balance at the moment as I am on the cancellation list to have my dorsal ganglion block injections brought forward a week and need to stay in hospital........ I shall be hunting down some more Pebeo in one or two different colours.
Happy weekend all and my thanks for your kind visits and comments.