Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Little Ornament for Grungy Monday

"Shipment Out For Delivery." Don't you love those words? I just got a box full of treats from Inspiration Emporium and couldn't wait to use some of my new goodies - this week's Grungy Monday challenge gave me all the excuse I needed. This week our challenge is to use Tim Holtz's masking technique from his 12 Tags of Christmas.

One of my new treats was the Artful Dwellings die. I've been wanting this for ages and am so glad to finally have it. I used the largest of the houses to create a little ornament.

I thought this image from Artistic Outpost's Sleigh Ride stamp collection was perfect for this technique! After stamping and masking, I colored my cardstock with the new Iced Spruce Distress ink from the Limited Edition Winter collection, and Faded Jeans Distress ink. I overstamped the music background from Artistic Outpost's Ephemeral Backgrounds set with Stormy Sky and stamped the snowflake (also from Sleigh Ride) with Faded Jeans. Oh, and my flourish is actually part of a frame from AO's Songbirds collection - I used my Snowcap Dabber on just a little section. I thought it worked great!

I added a little Peeled Paint Distress Stickles to the tree and highlighted the flowers in the little girl's basket with Tumbled Glass Distress Stickles. To give my ornament a bit more of a vintage feel, I covered the whole thing with Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint.

I know...I need to stop with the Faux Crazed Porcelain. I just love this technique so much! This photo really shows how much it looks like a vintage enamel tag. The sentiment is from Artistic Outpost's Snowy Woods collection - one of my all-time faves (the Santa is awesome)! It was stamped on a tag cut from chipboard using Tim's Tiny Tabs and Tags die and attached using an Idea-ology Jump Ring.

Finally, I couldn't resist trimming out my ornament with a little glittered lace. It was cut from plain white cardstock using my new Sizzix Vintage Lace Die. Is that gorgeous or what?? It looks just like a piece of German scrap/trim. I added a little sprinkle of Martha Stewart glitter, just to make it really sparkle.

Be sure and check out Inspiration Emporium for all your holiday craft supplies. When you use my coupon code - stamptramp - you'll save 10% off your order!

20 comments:

  1. It's just beautiful and so vintagey!!! It reminds me of Christmas in Germany when I was younger.

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  2. Beautiful! I love all the little details.

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  3. Beautiful. I thought it was German Paper until I read your directions. Love your decoration.

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  4. Your ornament is Fabulous! I love all the details you put into it.

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  5. Love how you have used the die, wonderful. Love the images. A perfect decoration. Tracy x

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  6. Soooo beautiful! Love how you've aged this and the trim on the bottom is just stunning.

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  7. Hi Shelly! I absolutely adore your Christmas tag! The vintage silver tinsel twine on the sides looks so amazing and I love the lacy die accent at the bottom! <3 Candy

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  8. What wonderful work ;0)love the stamps Dxx

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  9. Lovely tag, Shelly! Everything you do is terrific. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. This is just delightful. I love every little detail. Now I passed on Tim's lacey diecut and see now I made a BIG mistake...lol..thank goodness I can get it next weekend at the stamp show.

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  11. Fantastic tag! Never stop with the faux porcelain- it looks so great...Donna

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  12. This is fantastic shelly love it mandy x

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  13. Love your tag! With all the details and the crackle paint finish. It's like the tag is frozen. Love it!

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  14. Love this! The crackled finish gives such a holiday feel! Beautiful!!

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  15. Great! thanks for the share!

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  16. Gorgeous piece of art and the trim is a fabulous touch really looks like lace.

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