Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Christmas GRUNGE

Morning all, I have created another Christmas piece for today's posting, the idea being that if I try and produce all my Christmas cards over the next two months I can have December free to do whatever I want...... well that's the plan, we will see if it comes to fruition.
I am entering this piece for The Compendium of Curiosities Challenge with Linda, who has set the challenge this week of Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge.  I can't believe it is week 15 of the challenge already but I am loving this challenge, THANKS Linda.  If you would like to join Linda and the rest of us then click HERE and you will be transported over to Linda's place for all the details.  I would also like to enter this for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge where the theme is SHOW YOUR GRUNGE.
I have drawn around a book page onto Grungepaper for the base piece and then applied the Alcohol Ink Agate technique to this piece shown on page 53 of the book.  The Alcohol Ink colours are Stonewashed, Sail Boat Blue, Cloudy Blue and Pearl mixative.   My snowman has been stamped with StazOn timber brown and I have added twigs for his hands and buttons to his body.  I have used the new Tim Holtz Rosette once again as I am loving using this and its so effective, and I have added white paint dabber to the top edges to add to that frosty feel.  Adding lots of snowflakes to the bottom and the addition of Christmas sentiments completes my piece.  Think this will be for my son Ryan, cross fingers he likes it.  Have a great Wednesday everyone, see you in Blogland, Tracy x x

25 comments:

Sue said...

Now come on, just stop it with all this CHristmas stuff...........you put the rest of us to shame!!!
Love the wonky snowman!!

Susan Allan said...

It is great, Tracy....blue is a good colour for Christmas, feels crisp and frosty!

I am so glad I don't do Christmas cards, well only six, maybe, it means I have more time for other projects.
(I am not being mean....I just can't cope with that time of year any more.)

But, I shall enjoy keeping an eye on your Christmas cards as you make them. I hope you will show them!!

Three ponds....wow.. you are lucky.

We don't have room for another pond, there are far too many mauture trees, so not enough light and too many leaves...the trees are beautiful though!!
Have a great day
Sue xx

Susan Allan said...

Sorry
That should be 'mature'

I have made a few typing errors this morning!
sue xx

wearestampers said...

Love this!

Nancy said...

This is a great card!! Love all of the elements of it!
Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog!

Lori said...

LOVE IT! Your version of the technique is so COOL! lol! I'm really starting to get sold on that rosette.....

Sandi M said...

Such great layering in this! I want the rosette die badly. It really gives a cool look doesn't it?

Terry said...

He is such an adorable snowman! Love his hat and the rosette is wonderful.

MarleneMAZ said...

Great card! this technique makes a great wintery background, love the colours and the rosette!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is fantastic!! I love the skinny snowman and the snowflakes! The rosette is superb as well!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!

-Sarah

Joanna K said...

Oh, I loooooove it! The snowman is soooooo cool, quite literally! LOL ;-))) xx

Helen said...

Just beautiful. May have to get that rosette die....Everyone who has it seems to love it.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful, love your snowmen.

CuddlyBunny said...

Ouu! Diggin' the Christmas theme -- Especially from you as your vision is SO beautiful!

donna said...

His hat looks like velvet. I love your Cool card!

Jennie said...

Great card, and congratualtions on making front cover of Stampers Sampler!!!! :)))) fantastic!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

:0) You are far too tidy missus!! Do you have little tidying up elves that have your desk looking so spick and span...thats not fair, my MOUND gets higher each day until it falls off the sides lol

LOVE this character here...I'm sure your son will too. Really made me smile.

Daniele said...

great card and lovely cool colurs

Plume said...

Oh that snowman is so-o-o cute!

Linda Ledbetter said...

I'm completely in love with this gorgeous card, Tracey! It's just WAY beyond beautiful-- the colors are the perfect shades of wintery blue, and your AI Agate background hints of a snowy twilight!

You embellished this so nicely, too, and that rosette really does work wonderfully here. I love how you "frosted" it with white paint-- so clever! The snowman stamp is darling!!!

I bet Ryan will love this!

Jackie said...

I think Ryan will love this, Tracy. It's wonderful!

Netty said...

Tracy, everything to make is just gorgeous and this is totally gorgeous as well. Love the colours, design, texture, well everything. Brilliant work, x

Yelowflower said...

you did such a nice job on this...I really need to get that rosette die, it looks so kewl

LynneForsythe said...

the AWESOMEness of your winter wonderland!! Lovin' the snowflakes!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Juls said...

just brilliant! what a fab mix of different elements on this project! Just Love the little buttons! Hugs Juls