Saturday 24 August 2013

make it festive !!

stamp: Christmas robins stamp from LOTV
paint / ink: archival jet black ink pad, claudine hellmuth studio paints and matt medium (and brushes too!!)
other: cut mdf shape, rope trim, tim holtz ideaology tissue wrap (melange), scrabble letters, pinflair snow dust, stickles rock candy by tim holtz, hot glue gun.

I wanted to do something a little different for Christmas so I decided on a hanging plaque. MDF shapes are available, but if you have a handy neighbour like mine, there's no need to buy one.. just put your order in !! fix the rope trim to the wood (staples work well) and you have an instant base to work on.
I covered this one in the tissue wrap and painted over the top for a vintage feel. the stamped image compliments the theme well and the scrabble letter message gives it that quirky edge. of course glitter is needed for that finishing festive touch.

i'd like to enter it into the 'make it festive' monthly challenge ... I hope it fits the brief !!


  1. Hi Stacey,

    Such a gorgeous project! It's great to see something so different! I love the distressing and the scrabble tiles are great!

    Thanks for joining us as the Lili of the Valley 'Make it Festive' challenge, good luck!


    Erica x

    1. thanks so much for the comment. it was a joy to make, glad you liked it!! Mx