Saturday 20 November 2010

Compendium of Curiosities week 22 - Christmas Bookmark

Another week for the CCC and this week Linda is challenging us to use the alcohol ink splatter technique on P.52 of the fabulous TH book. You know I would never have had a go at all of these techniques without these challenges - so thankyou Linda for keeping me inspired and wanting to try out all these fabulous techniques. Just the motivation I need.

I also want to say hello to Annette and to Sue and Lisa (Teamies from the Stamp Man) who have joined me lately. It's lovely to share your work with others isn't it? I will have more fabulous blogs to go and visit.

I have to admit I had several goes at this until I found a piece I was happy with and I made it into a Christmas bookmark. I stamped a frame from the Invoke small funky frames set, printed off Santa Claus and angel from a freebie Gaby Braun Christmas collage sheet. The true story sentiment is from a 7 Gypsies stamp set and I finished it off with some Christmassy bits and ribbon and mounted it on corrugated card from some packaging.

I usually have friends and family round on Christmas Eve for dinner and have Christmas Eve presents wrapped on the table. This year I hope they will all be handmade. This is one to start the collection.

Pretty neat.

Challenges to have fun with
Studio L3 - Alcohol Ink Splatter
Simon Says Stamp and Show - What makes you happy - being pleased with a piece of art you have created.
Ink on my fingers - Santa Claus
Flourishes - Get on with it  I have made a number of cards - but not many little gifts so I thought this would fit
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything Goes with a butterfly, angel or fairy
Theme Thursday - Faces

Well I think I am having the girls later today, I shall enjoy that.

Have a great day.

luv {brenda} xox