My goodness ladies, I am overwhelmed by the fantastic beautiful comment that you have left on my previous post! thank you so very much!
Yesterday evening I met a bunch of fellow PAs over some bubblies and canapés. We were invited by the newest and poshest hotel in Stockholm for a viewing of their facilities. The hotel is the very same building in which the Norrmalmstorg robbery of Kreditbanken took place in 1973. The bank employees were held hostage in the bank vault and became emotionally attached to their captors just like Patty Hearst did to her kidnappers. The bank robbery is what coined the syndrome called The Stockholm Syndrome.
The hole that the police drilled through the ceiling of the vault is still there as a reminder, although it's now embedded into the tiled floor of the shower room of the hotel gym.
Well, from canapés and bank robbery to Cookies for Santa. That's the title of my layout for the TCR #84 palette released today.
This week we are in the family room with a whitewashed palette. The colours are Woodgrain, Hazelnut, Burlap and White. To me they shouted ginger breads!
As I don't have kids of my own or any pics of baking with my stepdaughter Em, I found this photo of the two little girls baking ginger breads from a home journal from 1939. Can you see how concentrated the bigger girl is at rolling her dough?
Rather unusal for me, but I have used only two layers of paper for my layout. Both are BoBunny Etc. The top one I stamped with snowflakes using chalk in Pine Cone and some splatter in TA Walnut Gold and Suede. Some small roses, pearls and acrylic stars sprinkled here and there.
Do you see that yummilicious DA Christmas flourish under the cluster? I painted it in white acrylic paint, let it dry. Then rubbed it entirely in Stickles Star Dust and immediately generously sprinkled glitter on it before it dried. Then dipped the ends in Flower Soft Diamond White. The texture is really neat IRL if I may say so.
I cut out a heart in brown felt, blanket stitched in white around it and then I layered hessian and different strips of lace on it. Finished with a white button, the twine is actually a pulled-out strand from the hessian. A bow from a strip of muslin and a rose from my stash.
The 2 and 5 are from my stash. I plopped some "snowpaint" and a dollop of Stickles Diamond Ice here and there. A mini clothes pin that I painted randomly in white acrylic paint before misting in TA Sand.
My new fave Martha Stewart punch to give a bit of old worldly feel to the pics that I have dry stippled with Gesso. Some aniseeds for additional feel.
Here you can see the double punching more closely and the cluster. The sleigh was originally in a sort of pale pine colour. I painted it in TH crackle paint in White Fence and misted it in TA Sand, just like the mini clothes peg. Then I sprinkled it in Flower Soft Diamond White to mimic snow.
I covered the other felt heart in buttons for no other reason than it looked pretty.
I like using dried spices associated with Christmas on my Christmas cards, especially cinnamon.
I made the rolled fabric flower and sprinkled it in pearls and bling.
There it is, my Cookies for Santa. Thank you for taking the time to have a peek!
Wish you all a beautiful scrappy weekend! I'll be making Christmas cards.