It's Tuesday and the week is almost halfway through even before I got used to it being Monday.
I was ever so happy to see that my LO for the UOAS 15 October challenge was voted among the top 5 featured after the 3 (yes 3!!) winners; Shona Keen, Wendy Kwok and Marilyn Rivera. Thank you DT!! *toot toot* to all the winners!
Time for a new challenge and this time the journalling criteria is to journal at least 2 sentences on when you started scrapping and why.
The journalling criteria must be combined with this pretty sketch.
I remember it really well when I bought a really glitzy ladies' magazine in November 2009 and saw a feature on Scandinavian white-on-white Christmas. On one of the pages was the most dreamy Christmas cards in what I later learned, was called shabby chic.
There and then I decided to make my own Christmas cards in that same gorgeous style. Off I went and bought what I thought would make stunning cards. Well, all of it ended up in the bin and I sent store-bought cards to friends and family that year. However, I was totally hooked on the paper and scissor thing even after the card incident.
As I don't have a photo of that magazine, I thought I would make a shabby chic card and place it where the photo would have been.
All the papers are from the Swedish Maja Design's Christmas line that has just landed in the stores. I LOVE the combo of blue and brown!
I doused the whole card very generously in Tattered Angels glimmermist in Dazzling Diamond and then I gently rubbed some Stickles Star Dust over the whole surface too. It shimmers and shines sooooo gorgeously IRL!
Lace is from Webster's Pages and the totally scrummylicious stick pin is from Australian online store Meg's Garden. Check out Meg's treasure trove of many wonders CLICK HERE to come to Meg's shop!
My new fave Martha Stewart punch for the horizontal blue strip and some white German scrap.
I threaded white and silver pearls alternating with acrylic stars. The yummie blue glittery chippie snowflake is from Dusty Attic. I used Tim Holtz crackle paint in Faded Jeans on it, then dabbed lightly and randomly with white acrylic paint and finished with a generous dollop of Stickles Diamond Ice that I smeared out with a finger. The brown/amber bling is cut off from a strip of jewels that I bought at a local store. Brown and white alphas from Prima.
Here you can see the structure of the creamy rough top layer with its coating of glimmer and shine. More German scrap and a cut-off edge from a square doily on the left. Another smaller snowflake that had the same treatment as the big one.
A Dusty Attic flourish that I left untreated. The roses are from KaiserCraft. A cut off piece from a Prima pearl swirl and a couple of acrylic chandelier drops bought at a local craft store.
A white chiffon double bow with a cream button. I touched up the edges of the bow in Distress Stickles Old Paper and very lightly touched up the roses and the ribbon with Gesso.
And there's the yummie snowflake again!
Thanks for popping by! have a lovely rest of the week. cheers!