Friday, December 19, 2008

Another Blast From The Past

I stamped and painted this image a couple of years ago. It didn't have the window dressing or the frame. Funny what leaving something alone for a while will do for the imagination. The image is on page 133 at The Artful Stamper. You can order unmounted with cling from them now, but you have to let them know. It's hard to find dealers here in the US who sell their stamps, so the only place I have found online is Stamper's Dream. If she doesn't have unmounted with cling, maybe she will order for you that way.

The image was stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold and painted with Twinkling H2O's Douglas Fir, Blue Grass, Moss Green, Garnet, Dreamsicle, Lemon Drop, Egyptian Gold, Caribbean Mist, and Warm Pecan. The candle drips, flames, and berries were accented with Glossy Accents. The Fiskars Rope border punch was used to do the side of the window on the left. Ribbon from Michael's was used to thread through and tie the knots in the punched area. The bow was tied separately and is my favorite Martha Stewart bow technique.

The tag was made using the Spellbinders Oval Scallop Large set (Smallest Scallop die) for the center and then the outline of the die was traced and cut for the border. Mark Richards Crystal Stickers 2 and 3mm Ruby rhinestones were used as shown. The words are from Impression-Obsession Clear Stamps Sentiments I. I have both the I and II. They cover almost any occasion. Gold cord was used to tie the tag to the bow.

Needle piercing was used for the Cross-Stitched edge holes. A Copic At You Spica Gold marker and Gold Gelly Roll Stardust pen were used for the stitches. The brown and the green cardstock for the background mattes were from Strathmore pads I bought on sale at an art store in Reno, NV, where I lived always before moving here 6 years ago.

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share! Hope your shopping is done and your holidays are becoming magical!

 

 Shirley

 

34 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Clever way to frame the beautiful image. Hope you have a great holiday! I am planning on some serious ink time. :)

Ann said...

Beautiful image, Shirley, and I love the frame!

I don't know if I'd call it magical, but our area is covered in a layer of ice right now. Nothing to do but finish Christmas cards and wrap gifts...

Peet said...

Wonderful, Shirley!! Love your card!!!

LadyDoc said...

WOW- this is terrific looking!

Lyn S said...

Wonderful card Shirley! I really love the ribbon detail down the left side!

Maria Matter said...

Another Wowzer, Shirley! Love the way the ribbon threads thru! Such a beautiful image and great detail all around! Another beauty! Thanks for sharing your very special talent!!!
Blessings, Maria

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow girl, this is fantastic.

Atty said...

What a beautful card, the candles look so real and great affect with the window.

Julie Koerber said...

Oh my... Love the art you added to this image! It's just stunning!I agree -- isn't it funny what can happen when you leave something alone for a bit!?!? :-) Have a great weekend!

Gvendalen said...

Oh, Shirley!!
It very beautifully and festively! A magnificent card!

Jane Wetzel said...

Shirley! This is by far my favorite I think! LOVE that rope border and the cross stitch! This is a classic!

Theresa said...

Wow, Shirley, this is just stunning! Gorgeous details. Love the border.

craftimamma said...

Sorry Shirley, been a bit on the busy side like most people so missed a few days stopping by, but love the two cards waiting to be viewed. You do put such a lot of work into your art pieces. Fabulous!

Lesley XX

Orion Designs said...

Another beauty Shirley. I'm not only impressed with the card, but with the fact that you can actually find something that you stamped 2 years ago! LOL

Vicki

Elena said...

Very beautiful card Shirley! The stamp is gorgeous! Love the border and the ribbon!

Вера Храмова said...

Роскошная работа!

Mothermark said...

This is awesome Shirley...and its snowing on your card! You did such a wonderful job with this. Beautiful!

retiredheather said...

First off how did you find something from so long ago. It is wonderful. Beautiful and so artistic. I love it.
Happy Holidays Shirley
Heather

Cheryl said...

Shirley this is gorgeous! Wonderful candles. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, love the image and the colours are beautiful.
I wish you & your family a very Happy Christmas. Debbie x

catdidit said...

OH wow!! This is gorgeous Shirley! I love LOVE how you did the ribbon on the side..the coloring is just superb and I MUST try them twinkling H2Os!!

Phree said...

Oh this is just lovely Shirley. Love the simple candle image and the way you have dressed your window with that ribbon.

LttlChk said...

Beautifully painted! Well done, it's lovely!

-Crystal-

Anesha said...

This is a beautiful project. Love the candles. Thanks for following my blog. Have a very Happy Christmas.

craftysister said...

very pretty love the painting
Hugs
Norine

craftimamma said...

Hi Shirley,

Just wanted to stop by now as I may not get chance again until after Christmas.

As usual, I've left loads till the last minute and now have to work my socks of to be ready for my daughter and her family arriving on Christmas Eve. I do have a little excuse though, because we collected a lovely little chap called Snoopy (a 9 month old Jack Russell cross puppy) on Friday.

Anyway, just wanted to wish you a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful New Year Holiday.

Lesley X

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card, Shirley. I love how you painted the candles. Wonderful details with the bows on the side.

The Artful Stamper has some great stamps....they are made here in London.

Take care
Karen x

Kim Etherington said...

Your cards have such a artistic touch to them Shirley. It looks like they take a long time to create. Very nice to see.

Wanda H said...

Shirley, it's a beautiful card. I love how you've done the left side with the punch and ribbon... fabulous!!

Tammi said...

So lovely! The way you did the ribbon is beautiful!

Anne said...

Beautiful card! The candles image is pretty but you have made it special with the way you've used and framed it, very impressive card

Julia Aston said...

I love this image - it does have a very nostalgic look to it!

Beth said...

another beauty my friend.

Jessy said...

absolutely gorgeous card, Shirley. Lovin the details and the coloring....soooooo delicate. AMAZING work!! :)

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