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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas ~ Day 2 !

Hello ! It's Sue here and I'm sharing my project for Day 2 of the 12 days of Christmas. Now, I've not actually made a Christmas project as the product I'm focussing on today are Wendy Vecchi's fabulous stamps and I don't actually own any Christmas ones ! (definitely need to rectify that!)

I started off with a piece of grey board that has a white card coating. My original idea was to make a check pattern using masking tape which I would remove after I done some stamping, but I quite liked the difference in texture so decided to leave it on ! I've stamped over it with Orange Blossom Archival and the background stamp from the Heirloom Art set.

I then blended distress ink over it and where there was no tape the colour was alot darker, which I quite liked ! 

I then used the leaves from the Nature's Art set and stamped them using Fern Green Archival ink.

I used the Layered Tree stencil and mixed white embossing paste with acrylic paint. I've also used the From the Garden stencil and some more Fern Green Archival ink for the grass along the bottom edge. I added some more random stamping using the text stamp from the Art from the Heart set and stamped it with Potting Soil Archival ink. 

I created the little ledge for the bird using a border punch and then I stamped the check background stamp with Potting Soil Archival ink from the Nature's Art set.

I stamped the sentiment from the same set on to some card and cut it into a tag shape and added a border. The ribbon is seam binding that I've dyed with Ripe Persimmon Distress Stains.  To finish I've added some buttons and rubbed a little metallic wax around the edges and over the tree.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and you're looking forward to day 3 !



Jenny Marples said...

LOVE this Sue. The masking has worked so well. Jenny x

toni said...

Love the gorgeous checked background and the layers of stamping and embossing paste tree x

Words and Pictures said...

Love that you ended up leaving the masking tape in place - fabulous colours and layering as ever!
Alison x

wendy vecchi said...

I love your attention to all the tiny details.

ionabunny said...

Love your happy accidents with the tape. You created a gorgeous background

Micki said...

Love the masking tape. This turned out beautiful.

slbt17 said...

WOW! Wonderful!
Sandra ltb

Sue Lelli said...

Sue, this is just GORGEOUS! LOVE the detail in your tree and that masking tape was a definite keeper! FAB creation!

Unknown said...

Sue - GORGEOUS!! Layers, colors, details - seriously, I LOVE!

Dolly LaBelle said...

Oh I love this. The stencil is so nice. Great colors too.

Broni said...

This is just fabulous! I love that you left the masking tape on! Such great texture!!

Giovana said...

Fantastic background! Love it!