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Sunday, February 16, 2014

On The Second Day of Christmas...


It's time for another challenge (using any of her images) over at Heather Hudson's new challenge blog at My Artistic Adventures!  As it is the mid-month challenge, we are continuing the Christmas theme "12 Days of Christmas," and this time it's "Two Turtledoves."  What that means is that she would like to see two of anything, doesn't have to be bird-related.  So two bows, two kinds of glitter, two candy canes, two of whatever you like.  Easy peasy! 

For my side step card (which I cut on my Silhouette Cameo) I chose to use her Vintage Bluebirds collage sheet which includes various sizes of the blue bird image as well as various sizes of the music paper tag.  I then proceeded to layer this card with all kinds of goodies.

The grungeboard Tim Holtz Holiday Lamppost was painted black and then decorated with a bit of silver paint to add a bit of detail, then topped with a layer of clear crackle glaze for texture.  The holly leaves and berries were embellished with a bit of glitter glue, and the "glass" is vellum, the back of which I colored with Copics.  It is layered onto a piece of rustic netting with gold threads shot through.

The little Merry Christmas sign is from Heather's Vintage Candy Cane collage sheet and actually dangles from a gold jump ring and has been embellished with a wee bit of red glitter glue.  The grungeboard holly leaves and berries are glitter glued, too.  It adds so much to the final look!

This is a chipboard (cookie box) poinsettia that I've painted and embellished with more glitter and glitter glue.  I've put die cut leaves behind it and added a few teensy pine cones.

The banner is from the Victorian Vintage Banners sheet and the words are from the Vintage Angels Peace On Earth  sheet.  These are so incredibly useful.

Another look at the lovely blue bird image that I've embellished with a bit of green and red glitter glue.  I made the nest from bits of the same netting that I put behind the lamp, having first taken all the threads apart.  Colored it with a bit of distress ink then added three tiny jingle bells as "eggs."  A few more leaves and another pine cone finish the look.

Here's a candy cane from the aforementioned Vintage Candy Cane sheet.  Of course it, too, has glitter glue added, plus a red rhinestone for the center holly berry.  The snippet of blue lace is a scrap that I had hand dyed some time ago.  I added Perfect Pearls along the top.

I've added a small strip of white seam binding to help the card stay upright as it tends to want to slide and flatten because of all the embellishments. There's still plenty of room to write a short greeting inside.  Sort of.  This kind of card doesn't lend itself to long, wordy messages.

Thank you so much for joining me today, and do head over to Heather's blog to check out what she and the other very talented design team members have created for you.  And then feel free to play along!

Happy crafting!


 Craft Hoarder's Anonymous #1 - What's Your Style? (Vintage with lots of embellishments and STUFF!  I used the netting ribbon from my stash - it's so old I have no idea where it came from. <smile>)


Sandi McLean said...

What a beauty Shea! I would be pulling this out every year as part of my holiday decorations... Thank you for sharing all of the steps you took. Hugs, Sandi

Shani Thomas said...

Wow! I'm super impressed Shea, this is gorgeous!!!

Heather said...

Gorgeous Card Shea!! I just love all the glittery goodness you got going on and LOVE how you were able to take bits and pieces from different sheets ...kind of inspired me to do the same :0) I love your poinsettia...and the tip about the seam binding! Smart girl!!
Hugs and smootches!!

Carol S said...

Love, love, love this card! Great use of several of Heather's digi's and great tip to use the seam binding to help stabilize the card! Love the sparkle, poinsettia and lamp post too! Did you go out and collect mini that touch too!
Pretty, pretty, pretty!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

The details in this are just all the dimensional layers and the beautiful painting.The lamp post looks like it really is lit. And I love the little bird nest. A feast for the eyes! Thanks for joining the very first Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

Micupoftea said...

Hello Shea! This card is amazing-wow! I've not seen this style card before. You rocked it.Love the glittered poinsettia, tiny pine cones and awesome light post. The recipient is going to love it! Have a great week :)

Jan Marie said...

Wow! What detail! Love the nest with the bell-eggs and that lamp, and the poinsettia and the banner and the candy cane. . .and well, the whole thing! Thanks for sharing your style with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Donna Idlet said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for stopping in to play with Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Glenda Brooks said...

This is a gorgeous piece! So much attention to detail! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Tammi said...

oh wow!! This is absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

Christy Butters said...

Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Gloria Stengel said...

Hello, sweet Shea! I am so pleased to see you join us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous! I love this project. The vintage-ness of it takes my breath away. Plus you used some stuff that I have also hoarded...and it makes me want to get them out and use them!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is over the top gorgeous, Shea! Whoever receives this beauty best be keeping it out on display the whole year. ;)

Donna Ellis said...

This is so gorgeous, Shea! And wonderful use of layers and all-things-Christmasy! Never have I seen a step card so laden with beauty. Pinned! so I can case your ideas - I just LOVE this card! hugs, de