Hello everyone! Today I have the honor of being Guest Designerfor Stamps and Stencils for their current challenge Grungy Christmas. I was so excited when I received Sue's e-mail inviting me to join the Design Team for this challenge, because I love a vintage grungy Christmas card! I hope you'll join us in this challenge!
You can see my step by step tutorial on how I made the textured gold base layer and my festive plaid layer at Stamps and Stencils, but here are a couple of close up shots. I won't go into detail on that process here, because my post would be much too long!
I will share with you how I made my textured Ornate frame (Tim Holtz), although I have no step by step photos of that. I die cut the frame from Grunge paper and layered on some golden Crackle paste--I love this stuff; it's as light as a feather and makes great cracks (normally--it didn't for this frame, of course!). Once dry, I painted it with Tarnished Brass Distress paint, and when the paint dried, swiped on some metallic rub on wax. I filled my frame with a stamped Tim Holtz image from his Holiday Collections in Sepia Archival ink. (Sorry for the poor photo quality--it's sepia, NOT red in real life!)
I made my poinsettias using Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die and white card. After die cutting, I swiped the flowers through Twisted Citron Distress paint spritzed with water on my craft sheet. When nearly dry, I ran them through my Tim Holtz poinsettia Texture Fade for a crisp embossing. I added Distress inks in Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn,Vintage Photo, and Worn Lipstick. I randomly adhered some Rock Candy Distress Glitter using Multi Matte medium. I added Stickles to the centers.
I would like to enter my card in the following inspiring challenges:
A Vintage Journey Vintage Christmas Tim influence in his techniques: November 12 Tags of 2015, Paint Marbling. His products. His vintage grunge style.
Country View Challenge #34 December-Create a Scene My scene is a of a wall with framed art on it!
Thank you for stopping by today and for all your lovely comments!
Hugs and Christmas Blessings!