Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Carols

I'm home for a snow day today...we are getting socked with more snow. A good portion comes complements of Lake Superior. We are close to the lake, along being higher elevated, so we receive huge amounts of winter snows. One +plus+, I get to play with stamps (forget housecleaning!)

Today's Way to Use It Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers calls for the use of Christmas carols. I decided to use some decorator paper that features some of my favorite Christmas carols. I also wanted to tie in Our Daily Bread design's gorgeous new poinsettia image from "His Gift," one of the new December releases available now.

The last time that I used this image, I used the cracked glass technique. It fit the vintage feel so perfectly, I decided to use the cracked glass technique once again. It is a very easy and quick way to add a special touch to your design!
I began by stamping the image onto watercolor paper using Verafine Black Onyx ink. The Versafine ink shows every detail so very clear and precise! I used Lyra Watercolor crayons to watercolor the image, letting it dry completely. Cracked glass came can find Beate Johns' tutorial here.

Just look at this gorgeous swirl of pearls (Zva Creative from ODBD)! I took one of my tan colored Copic markers and added a bit of color for distressing. A vintage mother of pearl button from my mother's button box joins the swirl to add a creamy gleam. A border of Wright's Flat Cluney lace, purchased from Walmart, completes the vintage appeal.
Layers of K & Company Madelaine dp, Flair Designs Christmas Carol dp, and black cardstock set the base of this design.
Thanks so much for stopping by...stay warm!


Danni said...


Beate said...

Oh my goodness. There is so much beauty on one card! Your cracked image looks incredible! I love the lace you added and those pearls are to die for!
Hugs and smiles

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love the colors!! And the pearls and layout are just super fantastic!!

ChristineCreations said...

What elegance Deb! The pearls and the cracked glass really show off the poinsettias so beautifully!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...


Kelley said...

I am speechless!! That does not happen often..LOL!!! This is just spectacular!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

OH my --- WOW. A stunning creation, the image, the pearls, the lace trim -- so beautiful!

Faith S. said...

Beautiful!! Love the colors! So many beautiful elements!!