Sunday, November 23, 2008
Time well spent with my best friend!
I had the BEST weekend, the best weekend of all. My best friend Jacqui came down from Woodstock and we spent the most part of the weekend stamping........oh and we went to see Twilight.......ahhh to be 17 again and being pursued by EDWARD....... SIGH....... the movie was all that I expected it to be and more. I am just starting the second book now and sure hope that they have a sequel.
Anyway, my main stamping goal this weekend was to get some items completed for a small swap that I was participating in. These little bags were inspired by a project that I saw on
Splitcoaststampers by akjuda you can see here little boxes HERE
Using the Stampin' Up! Top note die as a base, I cut, sponged and stamped the dies with White Craft ink and the snowflace from Polar Pals a set that is long retired, but one of my all time favourites.
I then cut down small craft coloured bags to 3 inches and sandwiched them between two die cuts. Using the large oval punch, I punched little handles to form the small gift bag. I stamped and punched the gift tag with the cute and curly set and matching punch. Then punched a sentiment out with the word window punch and adhered it to the front of the tag, after sponging with creamy caramel ink. I threaded the tag through the large bow with linen thread.
I stamped the sweet eskimo with Chocolate Chip onto Craft Paper. I used Real Red, Basic Black and Chocolate Chip Markers to darken the image and a little Real Red Chalk to brighten up her cheeks, adding a small highlight with the white gel pen.
I LOVE liquid applique for winter projects. I filled in the parka hood, cuffs and ties with a solid application of LA and heated. For the bottom cuff, I randomly swirled the LA on. In order to ground our little eskimo to the box, I created a little snow for under her feet. I hope you enjoy this project. It was a lot of fun to make and I was quite please with the results.
Would you take a look at this Beauty??
Jacqui created this card for a Die Cut swap that she is in. Ohhh I wold love to be the lucky recipient of one of these cards. She spend so much time and effort creating this gorgeous Christmas Confection. Visit her Blog
Sisterlines Space in Time
to see many great projects..............
Stay tuned, I have been in a stamping FRENZY as of late and have some more things to share with you very very soon!!!!