Thursday 20 November 2014

A Jolly Christmas at Country View Crafts

I hope you are having a good week. I am sharing a Christmas card over at the Country View Crafts Project Blog and it was inspired by the Magpie day theme last week – use your scraps.
I am feeling so happy making collage projects again, it almost seems as though I had lost my way craft wise this year, in fact I have spent a lot of time experimenting and playing with lots new ideas and styles, but it feels so good to be back.
More details about this card can be found at the Country View Crafts project blog, so if you have a moment to spare it would be lovely to see you over there.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Update - copied over from CVC

HI everyone Brenda here and today I am sharing a Christmas card with you. The inspiration came from the current challenge at CVC challenge blog which is to use your scarps, so I decided to get the box of Christmas papers down and have a play. This is the result, a collage Christmas card.
I started with Tim Holtz postage stamp die and inserted a rectangle die so I could cut a frame.
I used core’dinations paper and took out one of Tim’s found relatives to use with it.
I used offcuts of paper to make my embellishments, stamped the word Christmas to go with the jingle flash card and punched the price tag from Tim’s merriment paper stash
The music paper is from an old music score book (I buy them from the charity shops) and I found the tickets and lace border in my oddments drawer.
I sanded the frame and cut down the gorgeous Santa photo to get it to fit….
… and bit by bit the collage came together.
The snowflakes are die-cuts using the paper snowflakes thinlits dies and I added the beads that I found in my Christmas bits box. The top snowflake twirls are florist wire.
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To me the most important parts of putting a collage together are both the composition and the detail and here I white embossed the tickets, added stamped and cut out pen nib and a tiny circular tag with a weeny snowflake stamped on it.
I am so pleased to be getting Christmas cards done, but I still have a way to go.