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Friday, October 1, 2010

Vintage Christmas

I had created these two fun pieces for Artistic Outpost using the beautiful Sleigh Ride plate.  I have to admit right up front that the non-traditional colors for the holiday is something I like to do but in this case was driven purely by the colors on hand in my acrylic paints. :)



I started with a coat of the Bahama Blue Acrylic paint from American and let that dry and then added a light coat of Ranger Paint Dauber using Cool Peri. Using a fine grit sand paper sand off some of the purple coat. Stamp image using StaZon Royal Purple. Color using water color pencils. Accent with glue pen and glitter on the outfits. Add highlights using white gel pen. Sponge brown ink around edges to distress. Versamark entire surface and heat emboss using clear embossing powder multiple times. Edge with silver paint pen.

I was able to sneak into my hubby's work room and steal a few hooks and hanging items. Of course I ended up having his help to get the hangers in correctly. :)

The second project starts with the same undercoat of paint.


The images were stamped and colored as the previous project. The snowflakes were stamped on with versamark and clear embossed to create a resist and then purple dye ink was sponged over the entire surface to show up the beautiful snowflakes. The entire project was again covered in versamark and clear embossing powder. The little hanger was silver and I embossed it using an embossing powder similar in color to the background.

Hope you are having a fabulous Friday. I am planning on hanging out with a few stamping friends tonight. Yeah!

Suzz

15 comments:

  1. Love your sweet of the page project, love the vintage feel, so gorgeous!

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  2. Great vintage home decor - love the not traditional colors, so pretty!

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  3. Wow Sue! These are lovely home decor items and will warm up your home nicely this winter season, thank you for always explaining the process of your work!

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  4. Gorgeous Christmas tag. Love the colors.

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  5. What a fantastic project Suzanne!! You are so creative !!

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  6. These are terrific! Love the non-tracitional colors! :)

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  7. Just beautiful Suzz. love the colour combo - look fabulous.

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  8. Lovely Suzz! These are amazing. I love the glittery snowflakes. :)

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  9. These are lovely, Suzz! LOVE the colors!

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  10. Love these, Sue! So sweet and gorgeous with all the yummy colors!!

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  11. Oh these are both absolutely gorgeous, Sue!

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  12. Beautiful color combination! Love how the snowflakes have just that little touch of bling! Both are super gorgeous!

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  13. GORGEOUS...only as you can do them! Love how the snowflakes pop with the clear embossing! You are amazing!

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