Tuesday 28 October 2014

A Christmas Delivery – Crafty Individuals

Jean and Malcolm at Crafty Individuals have brought out some new stamps for Christmas and I love this retro Vintage image, CI – 421, which can be found on their shop site HERE.

Originally I wanted this to be a Christmas card with a vintage feel to it and had the idea of making a vintage Christmas cabinet card, but it didn't suit the kraft background I was going to use, so I found this lovely blue paper in my stack of paper pads and this design evolved. The cabinet card did get used and you will see it coming up soon on another CI sample.


I began by stamping the image onto sticky back canvas which has given it that old and faded look. I coloured with distress markers and a water brush and added some sparkle in the snowy places. The edges were blended with distress inks and I mounted it onto card and inked and distressed the edges again. Because the glitter was also rubbing off I gave it a very light spay of varnish.


The flower was cut using the tattered poinsettia dis in white crinoline. I added the brad, stiffened it with spray starch, scrunched it and dried and then very, very lightly inked some of the petal points with walnut stain distress ink.


the ‘joy’ is a wooden sentiment given the picket fence distress paint and glamour dust treatment – that is adding the glitter while the paint is still wet and left to dry.


I used some of the bits from the courtyard framework die, stamping over with a text stamp, some pretty borders and a simple sentiment.

Have you managed to join in the Crafty Individuals October challenge yet – it is called Halloween madness or Christmas Frenzy. There are still a few days left to join in.

To enter put together your chosen project, which must include at least one Crafty Individuals product please, then post your Challenge project on your Blog, before the end of the month, and include a link back to the CI Blog.  Leave a link in the URL box displayed in the post. At the end of the month Gio will set about choosing five lucky participants, each of whom will win a CI rubber stamp of their choice, and don't forget that as per usual, once you have linked in your creation, you can also claim a lovely 25% discount code to use on anything you purchase from the CI Website, which will be valid until the 10th of November. Have fun.

hugs Brenda xxx