Today I'm wearing my "Dressy Girl" hat, and I'm here to share the new challenge beginning over at the All Dressed Up Challenge blog! For the next two weeks it's all about Christmas! YAY!!
You must use an All Dressed Up image to join in the fun. You can find them in Wendy's store HERE, or you can snag one of the fabulous freebies HERE. So there are no excuses to not come and play along! The winner of the challenge will receive three All Dressed Up images!
For my project I used a brand new image called "A Star Is Born" which you'll be able to find in the shop. Isn't it a fantastic image? I have created an 8" page for a special book I'm starting. I hope to be showing you more of my book very soon. We'll see how that goes! ;o)
I started by printing my image out on kraft cardstock. I coloured it up and fussy cut the image out. I had an idea in my head of what I wanted the scene to be. Again, I had no Cricut or Slice designs that would work for me so I had to be creative. I picked the night sky paper, and added the sand hills in the front. Then I added the black hills and got to work on the silhouette details. The little palm trees I cut with a Slice card. The Bethlehem buildings were created using various square and circle punches and gluing them together. I couldn't find anything on-hand for the nativity, so I drew one and cut it out with my craft knife. All the little silhouette pieces were then glued behind the black hills. Several of the stars were cut out from the image, and then I added a couple more that I punched out. I added some colour and stickles under the "A star is born" star. Then I used some Frantage for the first time. I thought it would be great to finish off the "sand." Finally, I added the sentiments; one stamped and one hand-written. These both come from two of my favorite Christmas songs. On the back of my page I will add a pocket that will hold the music sheets for these two songs.
There you have it...a lovely little scene page depicting the story of the birth of Christ! It's what Christmas is truly about! :o)
Here's a close-up of the image and the Frantage:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: All Dressed Up Stamps- A Star is Born,
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
MM Slice Design Card - Summer;
Punches: Fiskars - 1" Square, 1/2" Circle;
Frantage: Stampendous - Aged Bronze;
Stamp: Simon Says Stamp - Merry Everything;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Stickles - Diamond.
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You're going to want to pop over to the All Dressed Up blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has created! There's also a second brand new image to see!