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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Stockings Were Hung...

Are we all in a yuletide feeling?  Yes, still up to my elbows in Christmas cards, gift lists, last minute trips to the post office.... but isn't it fun!

This week I am sharing with you a fabulous SNB image ... The Stockings Were Hung ...  you'll find it in the shop until the end of the month... sadly SNB digi doors are closing... but do go visit, because there is an absolute CRACKER of a sale happening! You won't believe your eyes!


Ingredients:  Yellow Cardstock; Decorative Papers; Red Stardust Glitter Pen; Red Marker; Chalks  - Gold and Yellow; Embroidery Threads in Yellow, Red and Green; Rhinestones - Red and Pea Green...

I have colored very little in this image... in fact, the only thing coloured with a pen was a few of the dots on the spotty stocking! Around the red rhinestones  I stitched the entire image... it has a wonderful rustic quality, and the threaded needle called me to stitch it.  I stitched it 'rustic' too... some areas will show the image behind, providing it with a little shadow, and definitely a hand stitched feel.

It looked great with a white background, but I wanted to liven the colours with the card and paper... so I filled the background of the image with a mix of yellow and gold matte chalks, leaving white 'halo' around the branch and text.  (I think it meshed more with the cardstock this way!)  Before fixing the image to layers of vintage-esque papers, I edged the image layer with red marker, again with an uneven rustic feel.  Finally, I added Pea Green rhinestones to the corners.  I guess I need to go hang my own Christmas Stocking!

I am entering this creation into these challenges:
Crafty Catz -  Christmas (8/12)
Clearly iStamp - #41 Christmas (16/12)
One Stitch At A Time - Square  (11/12)
Thanks for peepin'!

14 cared to share!:

Jennifer said...

Amazing Pauline, Love all the hand stitching!!!Adds such a wonderful personal touch!

Shelley said...

Hi Pauline! Love your card, the image is so cute!

Hazel said...

Very simple but eye catching image. Lovely matting and layering makes it stand out. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Pauline.xxx

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week. xxx

Curlybear said...

Oh wow what an out of this world creation I love the image and the design , layout and colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz The Colours of Christmas Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Jenn Borjeson said...

Pauline, this is just beautiful!

Judie aka Craftymess said...

its gorjuss, love it so much xx

carol said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing you creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

Stampin D Amour said...

Pauline - FABULOUS card! And your blog is darling too!

Many thanks for visiting my site!! :)

Cordially,

-pamela
FreeVintageDigiStamps.com

Made by Mandy said...

Oooh, love your yummy warm colours, makes a change from the normal Christmas colours.

Many thanks for joining in with our Be Square challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Cassie said...

Very sweet, Pauline! Thanks so much for playing along in CIC41 :D

Trish and Treasure said...

Great image and colours look great. I love your photography!
Trish Munro
http://trishandtreasure.blogspot.com/

Kathy D. said...

Oh no another place closing their doors. So sorry to hear that.
So glad you came and played with us this week! I like the simplicity of your card.

Thanks for making a Christmas card with us at Clearly iStamp challenge blog. Hope you will stop by tomorrow when the new challenge is posted.