Friday, December 12, 2014

Be Merry

Hello everyone!!  I'm feeling very merry this week.  My daughter flies home from college today, and my son and his wife will be flying in a week later.  So, my house is all decorated, presents are wrapped and under the tree, and everything is ready to go so I can enjoy this precious time with my kids, celebrating our blessings and the True reason we have so much to be thankful for.

My living room is decorated vintage shabby chic, so being in that mood, I colored this image from Bottlebrush Holiday in warm, neutral colors.  I then die cut them, and sponged Antique Linen (Ranger Distress), inside the dies to vintage it all up.

The base was embossed with Spellbinders' Fabric Weave Embossing folder, and I added some Gold Metal Inka Gold Gloss Paint to the raised portions to give it a bit of shimmer and shine.  I scored the back panel to give it a bead board look, added some sequins, seam binding and a sweet little button.

That's it for my project.  If you haven't already, you really should check out these Bloom Brigade Blogs.  These gals are never short on inspiration!
Copics:  W5, W3, W1, W00, R30, C5, C3, C1, E27, E25, E21, BG99, BG93, BG90, BG0000, E41

I hope you can join us for the Power Peeps Challenge this month.  I know it's busy, but you can use the opportunity to get those last minute Christmas cards made, or even to escape all the craziness and just stamp away. 

StampsBottlebrush Holiday (Power Poppy)
Paper:  The Twelve Days of Christmas (Graphic 45), Cryogen White, Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Copics, Fabric Weave Embossing Folder, Royal Circle and Standard Circle dies (Spellbinders), Seam Binding (PrairieBirdBoutique), Button (PTI), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh and A Gilded Life), Gold Metal Gloss Paint (Inka Gold Viva Decor) 


ChristineCreations said...

Love your vintage shabby chic design Tosh! So cozy and yet full of light. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family home lady!

Julie Koerber said...

Gorgeous Ms. Tosh! Love the antique flair and I love hearing about your Christmas spirit and how you will get to spend some cherished time with your kids! Enjoy sweet lady!!

Leslie Miller said...

I just love all those flags. I've got a thing for flags and could put them on every card. The vintage shabby is sooooo gorgeous. Love the whole design. I was just looking at the calendar and realizing how close we are to Christmas. It comes up so fast! Enjoy this wonderful blessed time with your family, Tosh.

BJ Searcy said...

Just gorgeous! Love the colors, textures and patterns. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Pet73 said...

Wonderful card!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tosh, this is absolutely beautiful! I LOVE the soft, muted colors and the wonderful layout with the beautiful fancy die! Wow! And your soft coloring with the beautiful bow...stunning card! Hugs!

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