Tuesday, December 14, 2010

PDCC59 with Sarah Anderson

This week over at the Play Date Cafe, the colour challenge consists of one of my favorite color trios. I automatically think of winter when I look at these colors, so I came up with something along that line. Here is the awesome inspirational photo featuring artwork by Bonnie Rose.

For this challenge I used a technique I haven't done in a looonnggg time and it took me a while to find my white crayons :) Here is what my project ended up being and the best thing is, I can use it to wrap someone's gift this Christmas.

I first started with the tag, which was cut from a glossy white piece of cardstock. I drew my tress on the tag with the white crayon and then sponged the different inks for each tree and the background (the crayon resists the ink). I stamped the sentiment over the trees and them applied stickles in lavender and turquoise to the trees for some sparkle. I wasn't satisfied with just the tag, so I made a large panel to attach to the front of a white gift bag. The stamped sentiment on the large panel had a little accident when I didn't realize it was still wet, so there are a few half fingerprints of black here and there if you look close enough:) I hand stitched some whimsy snowflakes and their falling trail with metallic lavender embroidery floss on the large panel and three small snowflakes on the gift tag. I must say this was a fun project, but drawing on white cardstock with a white crayon is a bit tricky! I think I had a trial and error pile of about 6 tags before I was able to match my lines up for a tree shape lol

Holiday Gift Bag

Cardstock: (glossy white) Stampin' Up!
Ink: (Elegant Eggplant, Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Stickles: (Lavender, Turquoise) Ranger
Stamps: (Joy to All) Hero Arts, (Holiday Button Bits) Papertrey Ink
Other: white crayon, metallic embroidery floss, satin ribbon, gift bag, tissue paper

Thanks for stopping and happy Christmas card making!


  1. This is absolutely STUNNING! LOVE both the tag and the bag!

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at the play date cafe this week :)


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