Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

I love Christmas... it's true meaning, and the seasonal festivities that we swim in the whole month of December.  We must seem to be a little confused here in Australia, as we decorate with all the winter colours and themed decorations, but Christmas falls in our Summer!  In my part of the country (south eastern-ish) It is either hot, or steamy-humid and stormy.... and we still love our traditional Christmas Roasted Dinner!

This week at For Fun Challenges, our sponsor is MelJens Designs... and our challenge for you is Christmas - Anything Goes ... it can be any Christmas project. Our Design Team at For Fun has a wonderful variety of creations to share... hop on over and see!  I created a Gingerbread Ornament, using a delightful image from our sponsor.

Ingredients: Cardstock - white, browns; Stardust Glitter Pens; Aqua Promarker; Goggly Eyes; Ice Stickles....

I coloured the image with an Aqua Promarker (Sienna). I love the watercolour effect they give!  In some sections I also used a waterpen to spread the ink.  When dry, I trimmed it, and added the glitter pens to his scarf, buttons, and cheeks. I adhered him to a layer of brown cardstock, and trimmed, it, then adhered to another layer of darker brown and trimmed that as well.  The same treatment was given to the holly and star.

The original digi image has a loopy string line stretching from one had to the other.... but as I wanted to create a hanging image, I used black tiger-tail to create the hanging loop. Finally, I added Ice Stickles to the icing trim at his hands and feet... for a festive sparkle sparkle!

I hope you'll join us at For Fun Challenges for our Christmas Challenge! Thanks for peepin'!

3 cared to share!:

Jennifer said...

Love your colouring and those googly eyes!

Dr Sonia S V said...

YOur gingerbread man is so sweet- I have never made one before!
Cheers from India

Trish and Treasure said...

I love Gingerbread men and I'm planning on making a Gingerbread house this week!!!Love his eyes !!!!
Merry Christmas
Trish Munro