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Monday, October 12, 2009

Sparkly Christmas Advent Calender chips...


I joined a swap to collectively make an advent Calendar. We are all to make 2 dates on chipboard in a 2 by 2 inch square which in the end we all have the 25 dates to make our calendar.
The number was to be in black and since we had to use traditional colours all I could picture was vintage Christmas so here it is...I made 13 of each date..my dates being the 11th and the 23rd. Since it is snowy here and and cold it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas so grab yourself a Hot chocolate okay and a marshmallow or two...
They have the vintage feel all over the place just as I hoped they would.
I used two images from free vintage clip art on the net.
For the the 11th I cut and adhered the image onto the chipboard. I inked the edges in blue chalk ink. I then stamped the date and used black stickles to make them pop. I then used diamond stickles for all the furry bits on the little child to make them glitter. I put crystal glass on the face to bring out the Rosy cheeks and great expression. I then used some Martha Stewart glitter to sugar coat the edges...I love the result.
The 23rd chip I made I used another free vintage clip art image. I adhered it to the chipboard and then I used crackle accents to cover the kitties. Then I took liquid pearl red to pop some of the berries and stamped the date and again used black stickles over top.
To edge this one I used green sparkles to frame the whole image and really bring it out.
I love the result of my work they remind of Christmas cards from when I was little...thank you for looking...

6 comments:

Tammy said...

hey .. they turned out great!!

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

great work girl...love the details & techniques!

T in Etown said...

Thanks ladies...they were fun to make once you got started...lol

Paola said...

Those turned out fabulously!

nscropper said...

oh my ... those are fabulous. :)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, can't wait to get these!
Robin