Challenge 26 Dec 20th Anything Goes with Rick St Dennis as the sponsor.
For this challenge I certainly didn't want to make just a card with the delightful image that I received from the sponsor for being on the Design Team. Stardust Sprinkling Elf is a beautifully drawn image, as are the rest of what I have seen on his website... Rick St Dennis has gone up immensely in my opinion as a fantastic, detailing artist!! I shall, for sure, be purchasing more of his images asap.
I had brought the 15x15cm alterable frame (photographed image below) at a cost of £1.49!!! from That Craft Place (via their Facebook page but this link takes you to the website). I painted it with gesso white acrylic paint to give it a base & then added 2 colours of normal acrylic paint to give it a background, adding Spray Mist (golden haze) to give the background a beautiful sheen to it especially when held up to the light. I coloured the elf with a mixture of Graph It & Promarker pens adding some glitter pen to his waistcoat. I am really pleased as to how he turned out!! The outer edge of the frame was painted in a copper glitter paste from Pinflair. I fully recommend the glitter paste, its so beautiful to work with wether its with a brush (which is what I used) or a palette knife through a mask, which is on my to do list for the new year.
I decorated the frame with different lace/ribbons, some coloured sleigh bells, mini ones, that I had in my stash along with the charms, snowflakes, buttons with Santa on, Snowman wooden buttons that I painted white and finally the rubbery type candy cane with Merry Christmas on it.
The finishing touch, and to keep the dust off, will be an acetate cover which I will add before I put all my craft stash away for the few days that I will not be crafting (even though I have birthday cards to make & post).
A different picture that I can fetch out each year and place along side my other decorations many Christmas' to come!!!
Click on this link to go to the challenge.....Stamping For The Weekend challenge blog
I am entering this "picture" into the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door Blog Challenge:
Theme is Anything Goes at Through The Craft Room Door via this link: http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/ttcrd-challenge-december-17-23_16.html
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge Blog:
Theme is Christmas or Hanukkah at The Squirrel and The Fox via this link:
That Craft Place Challenge Blog:
Theme is Christmas at That Craft Place via this link: