Friday 19 August 2016

Friday Feature... its not just for Christmas

Today I am bringing you yet another project using more of Lindsay Masons 2016 Sweet Dixie Christmas Stamp collection from Personal Impressions the main set used is Christmas Elf Door 
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I know its still August & we don't really want to think, hear or see anything regarding Christmas as the majority of us are clinging onto the last throws of Summer but this set is extremely adaptable for all seasons. Click here to see one of my previous LMDT projects in which similar effects could be achieved using the Elf Door stamp.

Here is a summary of how this card came to be in words and pictures..

Stamped twice and coloured using Trimcraft First-Edition Markers the door frame, number 25 and wreath ribbon are cut and paper pieced on top to give depth. 

From the Sweet Dixie Lindsay Mason 2016 Christmas Stamp set Christmas Berries the Berry sprig has been stamped multiple times, coloured and each berry given a dot of glossy accents. When dry the sprigs have been cut out and carefully glued around the arch of the door frame numerous times.

The same has been done using the Fairy Lights from the Sweet Dixie Lindsay Mason 2016 Christmas Stamp set Fairy Happy Christmas These have been used to decorate the Tree background.

The background has been created using the colour, score & tear technique using just paper. The torn strips are then layered on top to create a bark effect (maybe something I could blog in more detail if people show interest.) The snow effect has been created using DecoArt Snow-tex a superb medium to add dimension.

The snow flurry bumps and balls can be found in the Christmas Elf Door collection and Santa please stop here from a Fairy happy Christmas

Ranger frosted lace stickles glue and a sprinkle of Indigoblu Unicorn Sparkles have been used to enhance & create sparkle.

I hope you have been inspired by my Creation... give it a go it really isn't just for Christmas.

Creative Hugs from Tracey xx
*Have a Wonderful Weekend*


Lindsay Mason said...

I'm almost speechless Tracey (and that's a rare event!)....what a marvellous creation. All the attention to detail and the wonderful bark effect...yes, I think you should definitely post a step by step for this technique as I know that many people will want to try it. Thanks for sharing and bringing my designs to life! xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks Lindsay, it was a fun project to do. Great quality stamps and lovely designs to work with xx

SewPaperPaint said...

OMGOSH! Love that door, how cool!!!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks Autumn... its a great shape to work with x