So, I thought I had better get on with it, and this is the result.
First, I did my usual...I stamped my background and then got some embellishments together to see what ideas I could come up with...at this stage I'm still not sure exactly what I'm going to use, or going to create for that matter...
Here's how I created my background:
Stamp the Tim Holtz stamp (as shown in my post of 22/07/09) in Adirondack ink in "Slate"
Stamp Stempelglede grunge corner in Tim Holtz distress ink in "Aged Mahogany"
Stamp holly stamp in black ink over the design.
Then I cut out some holly branches using the Penny Black stamp I used in my post of 25/07/09, and made a box with my stamped background. Check out the sweet little pine cones-I got them from my local garden centre! I never pass up on an opportunity to add to my craft stash lol.
Because the background had quite a grungy feel to it, I wanted an image that would fit with my theme...and then I remembered I had this little image...I have most of the Stampotique girlies but this one has to be my favourite..she just looks so mischievious!
I had been looking to use this sentiment stamp for quite a while but had never really made anything that quite fitted it, but I think she is perfect for it!
- Stamps: Tim Holtz, Penny Black Holly Branch, Stempelglede grunge collection
- Image: Stampotique (from http://www.thestampattic.co.uk/)
- Sentiments: Unknown (if anyone recognises them can they please let me know as I'm bound to be asked!!)
- Roses: Hobbycraft
- Ink: Adirondack in Slate and Tim Holtz distress ink in Aged Mahogany