Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Christmas challenge






How LUCKY I am to be able to design for Impression Obsession! This month, we were challenged to create a Christmas "set" of some kind. I decided to do this set, using RED for this week's Arty Girlz challenge, and lots of Swarovski crystals (one of my favourite ways to add bling and texture) to fit with this week's Wednesday Stamper challenge, and vibrant metallic colours, to fit with this week's Crazy Amigo challenge. My set includes this little box with tiny gift cards. After temporarily removing all the hardware on the box, I sprayed it with white Gesso (Krylon) first, then painted the inside with Lumiere Metallic Silver, and the outside with Lumiere Metallic Crimson. After it dried, I lightly distressed it with sandpaper, then stamped all over with a Top Boss Tinted Embossing Pad and one of my favourite background stamps, this Swirls background here. Then I replaced the hardware (painted silver with a Krylon Silver Leafing Pen) and glued lots of Swarovski crystals for the necessary Christmas bling effect (lol).

I created the cards, with horizontal and vertical folds, to fit inside the little box, using the Leigh Hannan Holiday Set, and the Oblong Ornament, using silver embossing, StazOn stamping, and Tombow colouring,
then adding lots more Swarovski crystals.

I LOVE the holiday season, so it was pure bliss creating this set, which will be going to my daughter (who's raising four little boys, and studying full time at university, and too busy to create anything herself! lol).

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and please be sure to stop by to see the fabulous work of other Impression Obsession designers, who'll all be posting some time today:Daniela's, Dina's, ,Julie's, Kelli's, and Laura's.

27 comments:

Julie Mutch said...

Deborah, this is absolutely gorgeous! Your daughter will be thrilled to get it! Thanks for sharing! :)

Hugs,
Julie

Gigi said...

Absolutely stunning gift your daughter is receiving. Much applause to her for all that she's doing to make a better life for herself and for her boys.

Julie said...

You have WOW'd me again Deborah you are so talented !!

Thanks for joining in with the red challenge on Arty Girlz

Julie xx

Julie Koerber said...

Deborah, This is just lovely! I don't have that set yet and might just need to pick it up after seeing your fabulous set!! ;-)

Jacqueline said...

Altogether very pretty festive work!
(Looking out to see your challenge on Two Peas - can't guess!)

Laura said...

LOVE the cards, Deborah. They are simply gorgeous.

Jennifer said...

OOOhhhhh your lucky daughter! This is a gorgeous set. What a treat! You are oh so creative!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow wow wow they are lovely.
Gorgeous.

Myriame said...

This is really gorgeous.
Great creation

crissi said...

stunning cards Deborah and i love love love that box.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

herminesplace said...

Beautiful collection.

Char said...

Great box of tags. Love it.

carolann said...

Wow what a stunning gift your daughter will adore this well done hun xxx

Gillian said...

absolutely gorgeous gift

Penny said...

Oh the box and cards are just divine, I love the richness of the box - perfect little gift!

ps hope you got my photos!!

Daniela said...

I love it, what an awesome set to have.

christine said...

This is just gorgeous-Lovely work.

jogjacartoonvisit said...

so beautiful and artistic!

jogjacartoonvisit said...

so beautiful and artistic!

LaY hOoN said...

This is beautiful !

RubyMay said...

wow...brilliant work...love it all !

SherylH said...

Oohh, I love the simplicity but elegant designs for the cards. And some more images for my I/O wish list.

Thanks for sharing.

Sheryl

Sid said...

Especially love your box !!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are just gorgeous and as always filled with beautiful details that only the "Q of D" could do! :) thanks for the inspiration!

Heather Robinson said...

Oh what a very elegant and beautiful set of Christmas cards...it ALMOST inspires me to make some of my own. You do such inspiring work my friend!

Åshild Ruud said...

Thanks for your sweet words on my blog, Deborah :) The stamp is from Stempelglede, a Noewegian designer that makes the most beautiful stamps. She has a webpage, but the English version isn't working. Here is a link to the Norwegian page with all her stamps: http://www.stempelglede.com/minestempler.html Let me know if you need some help, ok?

Hugs,
Åshild

Inka said...

Wow ... great job! and what a lovely gift!