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Monday, 14 December 2009

A Snowy Keepsake for Max

Afternoon all.  What a cold wet and 'orrible day it is here!  I'm still off sick with headaches/migraines and hypertension.  Will be having various tests this week.  Ethan's at home with me as he has a temperature and some fluey bug so we're chillin' out watching Disney films and drinking hot chocolate!!  Luverly!!  I've made my third ever tree decoration too and my last one for this year!!  After seeing the first, my stepdad asked me to make this for his grandson, Max, who will celebrate his first birthday in February!!  For this I wanted to follow the recipe set by Mellie over on the Charmed Craft Talk forum.  Titled, "A Gift for Someone" she wanted ribbon and chipboard!  I forgot about the chipboard and used cork which is the backing for the image - darn it!!  Did remember the ribbon though!  I'm also going to enter it into the following challenges:

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Snow

Stamp with fun - Little Presents

Stamp Something - Winter Wonderland

Sophisticat Challenge Blog - It's a Xmas Theme..... Anything Goes!

I might be stretching it a little for the Stamp with Fun challenge - but this quite literally is......a little present LOL!  I've added three pics but only to highlight 3D elements.

I used two cork coaster mats cut down to same size as oval, clear card bubbles.  The plastic on this trimmed and sanded to about 6mm from the bubble itself.  The image, "Kai in the Snow", from Mo's Digital Pencil was printed to fit and coloured with copics and water colour pencils.  Flower soft has been added to created a lovely shaker effect. Lace was added to hide the edge of the cork.  Decorative cord and a bow to finish.  

Side view above.  The cord here hides the seam from the two mats which were glued together

And just incase Max's mum fancied a change of image, I've hand stamped the B side using my favourite PSX stamp!

Thankyou for stopping by my blog.  I hope you like what yer see!

Take Care

Mel X


Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

Beautiful,great work.Thanks for joining us.

Hugs agnes

Anonymous said...

HI Mel!! This is so gorgeous!! I love your ornament and your image!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamp Something this week!! HUGS

Timcso said...

Oh wow this is stunning! Great work!

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

Tímea and DT

Cathy said...

Beautiful decortation and I love the snow.
Thank you for joining in the SCSC this week.
Cathy xx

Unknown said...

Oh this is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week

Jan x

jacque4u2c said...

Hope you all feel better soon!!!!

Unknown said...

Utterly gorgeous, what a fab idea, many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. hugs Avril xxxx

Helen said...

Awwww...this is adorable!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Mona said...

your work is really wonderful.
Thanks for take part at stamp with fun this week.
Hugs Mona