Hi there everyone and welcome to the weekend. Fairly quick post tonight as I've just spent 2+ hours catching up with posts (mental note to self - do NOT go missing for longer for 2 days unless it's a dire emergency!) Wow, there is some amazing and inspiring work out there - you guys are so talented. Talking of talented, can I please beg your indulgence for a moment and request that you take a peek at this AMAZING dollshouse/craftroom HERE. I am in awe of the time, patience and attention to detail that this must have taken (just look at the craft knife for example!!!) and all this from a relatively new crafter. HUGE applause Laura. Keep at it hun:)
Now I'm sneaking in with my entry for the latest Our Creative Corner challenge - vintage Santa Claus is Coming to Town. My starting point was the freebie image of Santa on an old postcard from the lovely Linda Coughlin HERE. It really reminded me of the Freebie images posted HERE by the wonderful Astrid (again, take a while to look at Astrid's stunning work if you haven't seen it before). Sure enough they came up a treat when distressed and inked.
The background fell into place - the Sizzix Postcard embossing folder and thick white card smeared with Versamagic/Versamark and Distress Inks.
Although there were touches of red on the postcards (a requirement of the challenge) it is a colour that pops so well against the background colours, so a touch of ribbon was needed. And on a vintage piece you NEED vintage lace courtesy of The Funkie Junkie Boutique (re-opening in the New Year for all your crafting needs) - it takes ink beautifully which in this case was Antique Linen of course.
Like the rosettes? Handmade! Get me! Oh the trials and tribulations of not having a BS/Vagabond and TH dies! But hey, I've got a room full of stash and fiddling with paper is a joy in itself, honestly. The whole lot was topped off with seam binding, ribbon and twine. So there you have it. Jenny does subtle!
This weekend brings so many chores, with the added bonus of decorating (I'm OCD about the tree but now use my taller sons to reach the top branches for me:) However, there are the remaining tags/cards to be made and some specialty paper to be inked (courtesy of Anita Houston's tutorial HERE). Hope whatever you are up to you get chance to escape to your inky area for at least a bit of it. Hugs, Jenny x