Remember the times.... when, as a child you used to get excited about every aspect of Christmas looooooong before the event?
After having just been to Poland, visiting my home town and my family, I feel a bit of nostalgia... Especially because we won't be able to go to Poland for Christmas this year...:(.
This has made me reflect on my childhood days and was an inspiration for this DT project ;). At Fashionable Stamping Challenges we would like you to create a project inspired by the Times gone by.... ;).
As always we are sponsored by our lovely Marina from Cottage Crafts.
For this challenge I've made a Christmas tag and a pouch to store the tag and a little gift voucher for one lucky recipient ;))).
The tag and the ornate frames were recycled and altered from a card from a ready meal box, cut with TH die :). The little buttons are the insides of the reinforcement circles for the tag - must not waste anything lol ;) !
The crackle background for the tag was made with PaperArtsy Fresco acrylic paints and glaze and I also collaged some stamping :). This fabulous clock stamp is by Tattered Angels with some added Stickles accents and this was overstamped with TH script and chandelier stamps stamped in copper.
These most beautiful Vintage Christmas stamps are by Stempelglede. The stamp on the tag was triple embossed with UTEE and cracked for a more distressed look ;).
The pouch was made using Hels's tutorial which you can find here. The background for the Pouch was coloured with Tattered Rose, Pumice Stone and Tea distressed inks and stamped with Crafty Individuals crackle and Santa sleigh stamps.
The message in the little bottle/jar has got a piece of secret journalling :).
I hope you can join us for this challenge and the theme should really get your creative juices flowing! And if you have a bit of a creative block, check out the outstanding inspiration from the DT!
Have a lovely Sunday!
Challenges for this project:
Sunday Stamper 179 - Christmas
The Artistic Stamper Nov '11 - Backgrounds
Crafty Individuals Nov '11 - Winter Wonderland
The Stampman - Collage background
Sugar Creek Hollow Nov '11 - Trash to Vintage Treasure
Simon Says Challenge - Buttons
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #16 - Shabby, Shabby Chic or Vintage
Christmas Inspiration Challenge #36 - Bows
Dream Valley #19 - Anything goes
Flying Unicorn Nov '11 - Remember the times
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