Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Home for the Holidays


Hello and welcome to my Wednesday post.  This week I am combining my sample for Frilly and Funkie with the monthly Artistic Outpost blog hop.  This month our Artistic Outpost hop theme is Christmas and I have chosen to use the wonderful Snowy Woods set.  And great news about a sale at Artistic Outpost - you can get Snowy Woods and other Christmas stamps at 15% off.


On Sale at Artistic Outpost - Christmas Stamps ONLY 
will be 15% with 
code Christmas2012


Sale will run Wednesday, Nov 21 - Monday Nov 26th


Here's our Artistic Outpost blog hop line up.  Short and sweet - hope you will stop by these wonderful artists' blogs and leave them some love!


The theme over at Frilly and Funkie is Chipboard and Metal.  Plus I was looking at the Compendium of Curiosities challenge over at Linda Ledbetter's StudioL3 and the challenge is embossing folder techniques (page 64 of CC2C) so I used the Woodgrain Texture Fade on the fence, coloring it with distress ink, per Mr. Holtz's instruction on page 64 of the Compendium of Curiosities 2 book.

I started the project by stamping the door in Jet Black Archival ink and then coloring it with chalks, which I think work so well on these photograph type stamps.  The burlap was glued to a thin sheet of card stock and then cut with a Spellbinders die, then a second smaller tag was cut from vanilla CS to layer over it.  The snowflakes from the set were stamped in Faded Jeans DI and the tag was grunged up with Vintage Photo distress reinker and water.  The Dec. 24th calendar page was stamped in embossing ink and gold embossed, then sponged with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  The snowflakes were cut from burlap and felt with the Mini Snowflakes Movers and Shapers die.  (Before die cutting the burlap, I gave it a coat of Multi Medium Matt on the back to hold it together).  Of course the fence was cut from chipboard with the One the Fence die.  My filigree metal snowflake was embossed with my favorite embossing powder - Enamelware.

For my background panel, I did the marbled stains technique using Faded Jeans and Tarnished Brass distress stains.  Then evergreen branches were stamped with embossing ink and gold embossed.  It was edged with gold embossing too.  It doesn't show much, but I really love the way the background turned out.









The following products used to make this card can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique - storewide 10% off moving sale through November 23rd.


19 comments:

Sophie said...

Eine wunderschöne Szene.
Und es sieht so gemütlich aus, die geschmückte Tür mit dem Zaun davor.

Liebe Grüße

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

It's always a thrill to see how we all use the AO images and I absolutely love how you have used the door. The fence looks fabulous against the door as does your natural burlap tag. Lovely Linda as always. Good luck with the move flower. Tracy x x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful, Linda. I am enjoying the hop,

Lucy x

Paper Profusion said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Linda - brimful of detailing and textures. Would happily turn up to this door for Christmas! Nicola x

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant scene you created with the fence and the door! Lovely tag with the touch of burlap too! Lovely card!

butterfly said...

Lovely! The burlap tag is a delicious touch, perfect with the rustic doorway...
Alison x

Tracie Dean said...

Gorgeous card. Your work is always beautiful and amazing.

Someday I hope to have that as well :-)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful scene you created with the door, fence and all....brilliant!

Anita Houston said...

What a gorgeous door! It's one I'd love to visit! Beautiful card!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oh Linda, this card is wonderful love really every detail. Great idea to fix the tag on the burlap, I'll keep this in my mind ;)

Rita said...

Gosh Linda, this is just so fabulous. Lots of lovely textures too. Hugs Rita xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Linda, this is so beautiful! I love how you've done the background. I had to really look for the metal and then I realized you'd transformed one of your fabulous filigree pieces. Love the fence and door... beautiful!

Darlene G said...

What a beautiful design. I just love it. It sure looks homey.

Terry said...

Such an inviting door! Beautiful card, Linda! Love the added gate and delicate snowflake! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the burlap tag!! Super card.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful vintage Christmas card! The wonderfully colored door image looks lovely! The added burlap, fence die cut and snowflakes are wonderful embellies!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is so lovely, Linda. I love the way you build your own backgrounds and then stamp them. Just beautiful!

Samantha Elliott said...

This is beautiful Linda. Now I own a few AO stamps I shall be taking a keen interest in posts using them!
Hugs
xx

marda said...

What a beautiful card.. and I bought that AO stamp awhile back. You do such marvelous work with the stamps.. the door is amazing.
Everything about the card is amazing. Good luck on your upcoming move.

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