Wednesday, 20 July 2011
#75 'Twas The Night Before Christmas......
Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - Christmas in July
This week's sponsor - Crafts4You (3 sets of sentiments of winner's own choice)
If your conscience is pricking that you haven't made any Christmas cards so far this year, here is the perfect opportunity to make a start & possibly win a prize into the bargain. Grab those Promarkers ladies & gents & join in with us our challenge this week!
I chose to use this lovely mouse & candle image from the talented Elizabeth Dulemba and used not one but two sentiments from our sponsor this week - the linear one echoing the title of the poem our illustrious mouse is reading, the other just reinforcing the date of celebration. Mind you, as my son was only too quick to point out, surely I should have used the 24th rather than the 25th given the title of said poem! LOL.
I have used papers from Barely Mine, inking around some of the edges with Distress Inks & then distressing the edges before sewing into position. The one with the golden 'Merry Christmas' message in the design I also added a couple of gold borders to, as cutting it down to size lost the golden border it had originally & I wanted to match it in. The main cardstock for the base is rather glitzy & 'posh' in itself with a kind of dual tone sparkle to it and the base mat has also this fabulous sparkling sheen to it but my photographic skills sadly can't do them justice. I also inked the Fleur de Lis shape behind the circular sentiment & touched the edges with gold to match the gilded paper.
This time around, for the insert I went down the more traditional route adding a sentiment etc. to folded paper. I did however, add a lightened version of the image itself, placing it behind the extract of the poem (just the first 2 verses) & I can add the 'to' & 'from' by hand on the opposite side at a later date when I know who I am sending it to. LOL.
Hope you all like it!
Simply Create - Christmas time
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Christmas in July
Jellypark - Christmas in July
Crafty Pad - Christmas in July
Paper Sundaes - Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in July
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas in July/optional theme, 'faith'
Crafty Emma - Christmas
Rainbow Lady's - a stitch in time
Stamptacular Sunday - animal antics
Deep Ocean - ribbon
Allsorts - free 'n' easy July.