Sunday 7 December 2014

A Nostalgic Christmas 2 – Country View Crafts

This is my second DT piece this week for the new Country View Challenge of Nostalgic Christmas. In my post on Monday I talked about my childhood memories of Christmas but today is more about how we depict that nostalgic feel to our card making. How much better than choosing the wonderful retro ornaments and retro packages dies by Tim Holtz.
I remember well the old fashioned Christmas baubles and how glittery and shiny they were and when I was a child and even in the early days of marriage I used to adorn my tree with lametta – those long strands of silvery foil. I don’t even know if you can buy it anymore. (Oh yes you can just googled it and found some on Amazon)’'.
I started with a piece of music score paper from an old Christmas song book and stamped one of the Holiday Knits in picket fence distress paint.
After drying it I blended tumbled glass, evergreen bough, festive berries and aged mahogany distress inks over it….
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….l and made up the packages and baubles.
You can see I even stamped one line of the design on the parcels.
The sentiment was taken from the Christmas ephemera pack and again I blended the inks over it.
The title of the Christmas song on the music background is ‘The Mistletoe Bough’ so I die-cut some mistletoe greenery using the festive greenery strip die.
I’ve really enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane with this challenge so I do hope you will be able to join us at Country View Crafts for the last challenge of the year.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx