Monday 16 December 2013

Here Comes Christmas with Penny Black :)

Good morning! It's Christmas week, agghhhh!! Can't believe how close it is :) Woohoo :)

This week's challenge is Here Comes Christmas with Through the Purple Haze Challenges and we are sponsored by the amazing Penny Black Stamps.

Penny Black Facebook Page
One lucky winner will receive these 3 stamp sets - how beautiful.

This week I choose to do a layout, again I'm using a 8" x 8" layout.

I used a doily stamp to add a bit of colour to my white 8" x 8" sheet. As this was a pigment ink, I heat embossed it to seal it in. (Can you guess the embossing powder used?!!) I embossed a strip of paper with a circles folder. I haven't dry embossed in ages, and forgot how lovely it looks after embossed. I will make sure in future to do more embossing!!

I stamped the cute little hedgehogs onto a bauble in black ink, that I hand cut out slightly smaller than the die. With some mirrored card I cut out the bauble and layered them. I used a combo of watercolour paints and some fine nibbed markers to colour them in.

I used some green snowflake paper, and real doily to layer my frame. I die cut the 'garden trellis' in grey board to make the frame. I sprayed it with some Rangers ink, and then put lots of glitter glue on it. I used some washi tape and buttons, and star charms to finish off the layout.

I put a photo of one my little elves in it!! :)

The photo does the layout no justice! Just can't get the light right in these short dark days. Over Christmas I have great hopes to make a light tent, and hopefully my problems with light will be gone :D 
I hope wherever you are, you are enjoying the second last Monday before Christmas. What crafty stuff are you up to?
I hope to enter this in a few challenges. Why not pop over and enter the Through the Purple Haze Challenges. Have a brilliant Monday and week.


Emily said...

Eithne, that is just stunning, looking forward to seeing it in the flesh: the embossing has me fascinated! And the bauble is such a great idea, would look lovely by itself on the tree. See you soon xxxx

butterfly dream cards said...

Love love ove your scrapbook page....simply stunning.

fiona DT

Unknown said...

Wow what a lovely journal page and so many elements in it but i absolutely love it as it all marries together so well! Lovely coloured image and love the christmassy colours

Alljazzed2create said...

This is a really lovely layout. I haven't done dry embossing at all but it looks fabulous here.. Your layout is very well balanced.. Love it..


Crafting with Darcy said...

What a lovely scrapbook page! You have designed your layout very well!! Cute picture, too!!

Lisbeth K said...

Lovely LO, and your little Elf is sooo adorable! The bauble is so decorative, and you have colored the imagebnbeautifully :)


Unknown said...

Love your collage Eithne and I just adore your cute sweet elf! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, hugs, Ira x
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