Friday, 15 April 2011

Christmas stocking

The challenge on Bah humbug this week is to use a Christmas stocking - I have a lovely stocking stamp by Elusive Images (now available from Chocolate Baroque) which I had never used last year. It is a very detailed stamp, stamped and embossed and coloured with promarkers - I felt it needed to be in dark colours to stand out from the glimmery background (the first version was stamped in gold, and painted with H2Os, and just looked way too gaudy with the background).
The background took a little while to do - I randomly stamped the stockings in versamark across the paper and clear embossed them. Distress inks came next, peeled paint, forest moss and red brick sponged on fairly randomly to cover the paper - then it was ironed through copy paper to remove the embossing. The next step was spraying a mix of english ivy glimmermist and cosmic shimmermist in rich gold over the page, ;eaving overnight to dry thoroughly. I cut out an interesting-looking piece to fit the 5x5 card blank, and added the stocking matted onto gold mirri card.


  1. I said WOW when I first saw this beautiful stocking card - but I think it deserves a DOUBLE-WOW! It's very posh! The background you've created is gorgeous too. You're doing a grand job as Guest Designer for us - thank you.

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  2. What a gorgeous stamp and I love the way you did the matching background paper. xxD

  3. Great card and the background just shows off this lovely stocking so well.

  4. What a lovely stamp, It must have took you a while to create that backing paper.
    Thanks for sharing
    Kelly x

  5. Love the background Veronica and you are right that the stocking needed good strong colours. It looks great!

    Lesley Xx

  6. I really love this card.....the balance is just perfect between the strong colours on the main image and the soft background. Thanks for explaining the technique - I shall have to try this!


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