Friday 23 December 2011

This Christmas

Hello, it's Bridget here and just a few days before Christmas, I wanted to share with you a project I made back in September for the Dirty Dozen gallery at Splitcoaststampers when the fabulous set  from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps called Christmas Light first came out.  I used a page from a Tim Holtz chipboard album to make this hanging picture - the holes were already in it and the little chains came with the album.  This black metal ornament hanger was perfect for hanging it so that it can sit on top of our mantel piece.
I adhered dp to the chipboard and sanded the edges before sponging with Distress inks.  I made a frame with Spellbinders Labels One and a smaller circle and embossed it using a Craft Concepts embossing folder, then sponged over the embossing with the same ink for more definition. 
The verse is stamped over a sponged circle.  I stamped the image three times so that I could pop up various pieces for a more dimensional look.
Here's a closer look:

I added lace and tiny pearls and a bow with a button and pearl to finish.  The candle flame has a little bit of Stickles sparkle.
Just a few days left until the 25th, and by now you'll be excited or very tired and stressed - probably all three!  In the middle of all your Christmas preparations and enjoyment, I hope that the words of this sentiment are very true for you..."may the warmth of the Lord's presence bring you joy."
Hugs, Bridget
Supplies include:
October Afternoon dp
SU Cherry Cobbler, Vanilla cardstock
SU ribbon
Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Champagne pearls
Tim Holtz chipboard album page
Sanding block
Craft Concepts Budding Vine embossing folder
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles, Labels One


Wanda Cullen said...

Oh my...I remember this ultra gorgeous project! Wishing you a blessed Christmas, Bridget! ((Hugs))

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty Bridget. Love the Stamp set and the frame shape is perfect. Also love the circle in the middle! Just perfect. Wishing you a Peaceful and Blessed Holiday Season!

Rosmarie said...

I love it! I love it! This is a superb idea!