I'm so excited and delighted to have made it onto the Creative Expressions design team for 2012/2013. Along with 7 other very talented inspiring ladies, which includes my crafty buddy Trace Metcalf.
I'm on the team with:
So I'd like to say a big Hi to you all, and I'm excited to see what we all come up with.
I will be making creations for October using the gorgeous Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Christmas Time stamp set.
Here is my first design team piece using this stamp set. It's a giant Christmas tag. I love these giant manilla tags by Ranger (I have to give credit where credit is due, they were Dyan's idea though!).
I've stamped the holly around the edge of the tag in different shades of green Distress inks and stamped the poinsettia's with red Archival Ink. I cut them out to embellish the tag later.
I used the TH crackle stamp with gold paint over the entire tag and coloured in the berries with the Aged Mahogany Distress marker. Then I put Glossy Accents on the berries and the poinsettia's. The edges are distressed using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I love those bright red berries.
I stamped the sentiment and the Santa and tore around the edges, then distressed with more Vintage Photo. I curled the edges of the sentiment, to make it look like a scroll and coloured the Santa using TH Distress Ink pens, I love how Santa's coat looks like velvet.
I curled the edges of the holly and the poinsettia's to give them a 3D effect.
So the Christmas crafting begins. I love it.
I'm looking forward to my new adventure with Creative Expressions.
Welcome to all my new followers, you're all such an inspiration for me x