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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Elaine Cox - Christmas Bird

It is Sunday again and therefore time for me to show you some of my Sweet Pea Stamps creations.  I have made a decorated chipboard bauble that I bought from the NEC.  It has been painted with Gesso and then a blue acrylic paint.  I have then used a Sheena Douglass Aged Beautifully stamp to add some markings to the front and the back of the bauble.
 The Sweet Pea Stamps image I have used is by Elaine Cox and is called "Christmas Bird".  It is available as a digital stamp and a stamp set (it comes with a large stamp and a matching small stamp which you could use for backing papers/inserts/envelopes etc).
I have coloured my image in with Graph'it pens, added Stickles to her wings and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Faded Jeans distress ink.  

I have finished the bauble off with some raffia style ribbon, chipboard flowers I have coloured in with my Graph'it pens, spotty organza ribbon and two flowers I made out of ThermoMorph (if you have seen or heard anything about ThermoMorph please see my post here).

I am entering this bauble into the following challenges:

Stamp-n-doodle - For the holiday spirit
Inky Impressions - Christmas ornaments
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Christmas Sparkle
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything but a card
ABC Christmas - "Y" for make your own embellishments (my flowers were made out of ThermoMorph
Paper Makeup - Sparkle
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Graph'it - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas chaos
Wags n Whiskers - Christmas
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Anything but a card
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes and optional twist of CAS
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks - Winter/Christmas


Ingrid Mason said...

My word Kym, this Christmas tree bauble is absolutely gorgeous, It will look stunning hung on a front branch to be seen and enjoyed by all. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Judith Culham Elsdon said...

fantastic project - thank you for entering the Craft Girls Challenges - good luck - all the best for 2014 xx

Claire said...

Wow Kym, what a gorgeous bauble! I adore that image, one of my favourite and you've done a cracking job of the colouring too.Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles and Graph'It Colour challenge this week
Claire xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful bauble love the image,paper and embellishments- thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
carol DT x

Kerry said...

Beautiful.....gorgeous image.....thanks for joining us at inky impressions.

aussie aNNie said...

Welcome Kym to Crafting for all Seasons with your beautiful Christmas creation...lovely colours and image used...hope to see you again soon and good luck...luv aNNie [DT]

tilly said...

what a beautiful bauble fab idea, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx

Whimsey said...

Fab!! Great colors!

Thank you for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers!

~Michele, DT

Planetsusie said...

I love your design Kym - the image just goes so well on the bauble. Your colours are frosty looking with your gorgeous embellishments. I just love this!!

Thank you for playing in our OSAAT Challenge for the month. I hope we see you again next year.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

Mary said...

A very lovely ornament. Very nicely embellished and beautifully colored.

coops said...

fabulous bauble kym.i love your icy blue colours and stunning image :D

xx coops xx

Gerda said...

Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
GDT 2 at Creative Chicks

Margreet said...

Beautiful bauble with fab embellishments....thanks for playing with us at Divas by Design!
♥♥♥ Margreet

Chana said...

Great ornament, Kyn! Love the blues! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create.
Chana, Owner

cebelica said...

What a wonderful idea. Your bauble turned out beautifully. I'm really happy you shared it with us at Crafty ribbons. Thank you and good luck! Hugs! xx

michele said...

Gorgeous Kym! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Anna Jasiolek said...

This is such a fab idea for a X-mas decoration! Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
Anna xxx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Great job on this fun project Kym! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CHRISTMAS SPARKLE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely creation. your colouring is amazing too. Just love it.

Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck.


Sharon Noble said...

Beautiful. I love your card Thank you so much for joining us at crafting from the heart. Hope to see you next time hugs Sharon ( DT) x

verybellemakes said...

A beautiful bauble to hang on the tree Kym! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch At A Time and good luck in the challenge.

Victoria DT

Helene Siermans said...

I love this bauble so pretty I would love to make a few of those myself!

Thank you for playing along with us at Sparles Monthly Challenges!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

A sweet image and great colors. A wonderful ornament. Thanks for sharing with us at CFAS and Good Luck
Cindy DT

Anonymous said...

Sweet image an the Beauble is so beautiful. Great Colors.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons
Hugs Elfie

Helen said...

Beautiful - love that image you've used.

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x

Jo said...

Gorgeous bauble, love those blues & the fab image! Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles Challenges this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x