Wednesday, 16 November 2011
#92 Chrissy Tree
Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - Christmas Trees
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Well, with our Christmas Tree theme I knew that I would just have to use this adorable digi from Phindy's Place called 'Miss Chrissy Tree'. OK, she isn't actually a tree, but she seems to think she is! LOL. In case you needed to ask - I coloured her with Promarkers including the gold metallic marker for the star & on the baubles. It was then I started to run into trouble. I had plenty of Christmas tree papers but not one of them seemed to coordinate with my cardstock. Grrr! As you can see, in the end I abandoned being ever so clever & using tree-themed papers too, in favour of baubles. However, I am not too sure that it is now too dark! Of course, once I had sewn all into position, I then found lighter coloured paper featuring baubles. Isn't it always the way? Still, you can't win 'em all I suppose & hopefully, the black gives it depth.
To add to the tree theme, I cut the image into a traditional Xmas tree-like shape with a corresponding mat & this was stuck onto the card using silicone glue for a bit of dimension. There are actually 2 horizontal ribbons, the red satin one on top of the glitzy gold one and I finished that off with a double bow made from the double-sided red satin one with a matt red button sewn with gold cord.
For the insert this time I went back to the double page spread, lightening the image to set behind my own few words of greeting though the circular sentiment opposite is from Bizzybecsstore.
Paper Sundaes - digital images or sentiments
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas traditions
Wags 'n; Whiskers - Christmas
Digital Tuesday - Christmas
Emerald Faerie Garden - Christmas green
Di's Digi Designs - ribbons & bows
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - buttons & bows
Art Impressions - use 2 or more ribbons
Cupcake - two's company (use 2 images - mine are inside as well as outside)
Incy Wincy - tic tac toe (red, Christmas sentiment, ribbon)
Dream Valley - stitching
DYSU - song inspiration (An Old Fashioned Christmas - Sinatra).