Firstly the stag.....I love stags so I am always drawn to them and this stamp by Woodware was no exception.......
It's an 8 inch card base covered with mocha card (Creative Expressions) and then a layer of cream embossed in an A4 snowflake folder (Creative Expressions).
I stamped the image in brown and coloured the background with distress inks (Fossilized Amber and Tumbled Glass) and then I shaded in the head of the stag with a toning alcohol marker.
It was cut with Phill Martins double de-bossed inverted corner rectangles (that's a mouthful) and mounted on more mocha card cut with the next size up.....Sorry all that is probably pretty obvious to you all.
Finally some gold cord, a computer generated sentiment and some gold glamour dust in all the snowflakes.
It went down well! :)
Secondly the one winging (or already wung) it's way across the pond. I hope it has got there along with the childrens cards....
This is a Hobbyart stamp which I coloured with alcohol markers...edged with distress ink (stormy sky) and layered on red for a pop of festive colour. I enjoyed colouring this and kept the whole thing flat for easy posting. Not at all relevant to the Christmas they will be having in sweltering heat and smoke from fires when the wind is in the wrong direction. I feel for all those fire fighters in Australia doing their best with all these fires that have raged since August.
We are pretty much ready for the big day here...she says smugly!.....what will I think of at the last minute! This year it is a quiet one for us...just the two of us and a visit to my mum Christmas Eve. Too much to drag her out on Christmas day at 99yrs old!
Thank you if you have stopped by to read this..and even better if you have let me know you have been...especially when it is such a busy time of year.
I will be back on Tuesday..yes Christmas Eve folks...not long now..with the card I have made for hubby...my final post before Christmas (phew I hear you say).
Till then...don't panic! It's only Christmas!.....and the nights are getting lighter now!!!
Challenges entered :- (oh this bit takes me forever)
Dream Valley Challenge #215...Christmas (my stag-- third entry)
Addicted to Stamps #180 Cold and frosty (robin -- 3rd entry)
Stamping Sensations -Dec Anything goes (stag -3rd entry)
Allsorts Challenge #551/2 Anything goes (stag entry-1)
Snippets Playground #368 use snippets -- my stag base and tag were left over from an a4 sheetso hope that counts (stag)