Monday, 5 November 2012
I LOVE this week's sketch at retro skethes http://retrosketches.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/retrosketches-36.html and couldn't wait to play with it. It really screamed vintage Christmas to me so this is what I did with it:
I used papers from Lost and Found Christmas by My Minds Eye and die cut them with a large nestie (I used the same large nestie for both strips but cut strips to fit to create a different look on the stripped piece). I then stamped a Waltzingmouse frame onto kraft cardstock and diecut it with the matching label die and stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas into the centre. Finished with holly cut on my silhouette cameo, some ribbon and a matching button with a twine bow. I covered the gems I used for berries with fired brick distress stickles to keep with the vintage look as the gems were a little too "red". The dotted border was done with my tim holtz ruler with its very handy pin holes!
I think I'll make a few of these to give to my family this year.