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!
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'!