Saturday 2 December 2017

It's not long to Christmas!

Morning All,

Well I hope you are all more organised and ready for Christmas than I am.  It seems the less I have to do now we go our Daughter's or Son's over the Christmas/New Year period the worse I am at being organised, lol!  Anyway, as we are nearing the end of 2017 we are also almost at the end of another year of fabulous inspiration from PaperArtsy and their talented band of bloggers.  The current challenge over on the Blog is 'torn, ripped and burned' and I believe it is the penultimate challenge for this year so I wanted to make sure I got at least one entry in.  You will find the fab intro post from Darcy HERE and this week has already seen some wonderful projects with more to come over the coming week.

As I still need some handmade Christmas cards my challenge entry is another such piece.

I started with a piece of designer paper (I am determined to start using them instead of stroking them every now and again, lol) which I tore and then inked followed by giving the edges the Stickles treatment.


Next I did the same to a piece of corrugated card which I stamped with my favourite HotPicks cluster of bells.  I washed some ink around the image and added Stickles in dots and to the inside of the bells.

It's not very visible but I held a piece of very fine organza ribbon to a candle to melt the edges.  I wanted them to turn brown but I only got a few little specks.  I wrapped that round the designer paper before attaching it to the base card then attached the topper with foam pads, then added a few dots of Stickles to the organza.

I stamped the sentiment and embossed with Wow Vanilla White embossing powder.  Love this powder for a more shabby chic style.


Do give the PaperArtsy Blog a visit for an amazing array of inspiration if you get chance.  I'm off to do the link up.  See you again soon.......probably with another Christmas card, lol!

Lesley  Xx


Helen said...

I love this card Lesley, and the stamp is gorgeous.

geezercrafter said...

Love the stickle treatment to the bells Lesley. Fab.

Etsuko said...

Beautiful Christmas card Lesley, I love the way you have used the Hot picks christmas stamp and vintage colours . Fab green Stickles too. xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Fab card !
Corrie x

Art By Wanda said...

Love this card, Lesley!!! Really beautiful!!!

Words and Pictures said...

Yes, you see, the candle flame, then the paper-burning - it's a slippery slope! Another lovely card as a result though...
Alison x