Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Twelve Projects of Christmas - A Sprinkle of Imagination

I am honoured to be one of the guest designers for The Twelve Projects of Christmas, hosted by A Sprinkle of Imagination.  There are some seriously gifted crafters in this line-up, so I'm thrilled to have been invited.

For my card, I stamped the image onto white card with Versafine Onyx Black, then squished some Distress Inks (Festive Berries, Barn Door) onto an acrylic block and used them as watercolours to slosh layers of colour over the dress and shoes.  I washed some of the colour onto another piece of card, then stencilled HO HO HO with Black Soot Distress Ink and cut the words into squares, and drew a border with white gel pen.

I added some white embossing powder to the dress hem and collar.  The background text is partially stamped in Versafine Smoky Grey and a text stamp.  Here's a close-up.

Dylusions Mini Couture Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Curiosities (background stamp)
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Schoolhouse
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Festive Berries, Barn Door, Black Soot
Versafine Onyx Black, Smoky Grey
White embossing Powder
Sakura Gelly Roll white pen

If you leave a comment on all twelve of the guest designers' blog posts, you will be in with a chance of winning a fabulous goodie box.  What are you waiting for?


  1. Ermagerhd! This is amazing! I love all the artsy lines. Pinning!

  2. Fabulous, 'frolickie" and festively fun! Love the HO HO HO sentiment! Soooooo creative!

  3. Well this is completely fabulous!!

  4. sensational card, Santa Claus with a modern twist ... because Santa has to be a woman!

  5. Wow ... amazing design Shirley!! Loll xx

  6. Stunningly Santa-ish, Shirley ... I completely understand why you were invited to be GD here ... you're among those seriously gifted crafters! Anita :)

  7. Stunning creation Shirley! I've never seen the inked smooshed technique used to colour an image in that way before and I'll try to remember to experiment in the New Year. I am not surprised you were asked to GD there as your creations are wonderful Shirley and I hope you have a lovely Christmas too Karen x

  8. Having a catch up, love this Shirley xxx