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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Finery

Day 21!  It is flying by quickly... I love the displays where they create a tree all full of peacock feathers and the colors associated with a peacock.  They are so beautiful together.

When I was searching my stamps for birds I remembered this gorgeous Peacock from Stampendous and decided to layer him over some beautiful Christmas pattern Paper.  I added the Idea-ology remnant of the Merry on top but the Christmas was trailing off the paper already.

I colored this with STAEDTLER watercolor pencils with just a touch of white gel pen highlights!

Wishing you a blessed Sunday!


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Joy to You!

Day 20 and I went into golden overload on this tag!
I had the gold out from another project and decided to use a golden background and add a doily and add gold to that and kept going. 

The stamp is from Impression Obsession and he is a chickadee I believe. He is also supposed to be holding a candy cane. I always stamp him and trim away the candy cane.

Happy Day 20!   I have mounds of wrapping to do but my shopping is complete!


Friday, December 19, 2014

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Happy Day 19th!  These are my favorite types of inky projects... Soft inky background a tree and some birds...

This is going to sound crazy but I actually am dreaming of a white Christmas.  We have a cold spell happening right now and I wouldn't mind some nice fluffy snowflakes before Christmas. (Not too much of course!) 

I am getting nearly ready for the holiday and just a little bit more preparations! 

Have a beautiful Thursday! 


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Final Funkie Junkie Twelve Tags of Christmas

Today is my last project inspired by Linda's Funkie Junkie inspired wonderful #12 tag from her annual twelve tags of Christmas.The challenge is being sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Here is how my tangential thinking works and how my project is inspired by Linda's beautiful window scene.

My first thought was Ohh... Look at the wood grain... than it was what a beautiful window scape and what windows do I have.  Then back to Ohh... Wood grain...

 So I started my woodgrain background which turned into a bunch of backgrounds that I adored.   Then I thought about the layering of the window and the scene behind it and thought I have a set of dies with hearts and overlapping frames for the hearts from memory box.  So Linda's see through window inspired the layering.
 Of course I didn't end up using the layering or the see through I originally thought I was going to instead snowflakes became my layering and it turned into a card instead of a tag. Thanks Linda for all the inspiration!  I had fun playing along with you every week!

I lost my day 18 tag that I wanted to share for my 25 birds of Christmas but I had a tag from my mini journal that I forgot to share which I loved so here it is as a step in for my Day 18 tag.

Have a wonderful Thursday!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Season's Greeting

Day 17!

I loved this beautiful paper (from Authentique I believe) that I created a second tag with different hints of color in the flowers.

I added a bird nestled in the flowers with a touch of music.

Happy Wednesday!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Beauty of the Season

Another one of my favorites today from my 25 birds of Christmas.  A little more shabby chic and a touch of homespun charm with the gingham ribbon.
The birds are Stampendous.  I colored them with Staedtler watercolor pencils and cut them out to pop them up.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!  I am getting so close to my vacation!  I can't wait for long days full of family time, inking and maybe catching up on some projects around the house that don't get that much attention! :)


Monday, December 15, 2014

Parisian Holiday

Day 15!  I am not ready that is for sure!  I have been out buying gifts, decorating and doing lots of holiday activities but our first family get together is on Sunday and I am not fully prepared.  I will need to get in some serious gift wrapping this week.

This tag was inspired by the tissue tape from Cavallini  & Co. which had lovely French images and birds. I mixed it in with some stamping and a few embellishments.

A Parisian Holiday!