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December 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

I was chosen by Cora @Digital Two for Tuesday to guest host a couple of her fantastic holiday images.

I went with the idea of “gifts for Santa” with my projects. My first thought with these images were traditional old-world European paper cones that are hung on trees as ornaments and often filled with goodies. For both projects I resized and printed the images, colored with watercolor pencils then inked over them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink (lightly) in Antique Linen. The pearlescent paper on the cone was from Club Scrap, as was the green used for embellishment and the holly leaves. The red paper is DCWV. The leaves were punched from an older Quickutz holly photo turn die, and inked with distress ink in Pine Needle. A friend (Colleen – http://crazycrickitt.blogspot.com/) had given me the hand-made roses and they seemed a perfect pairing with the holly leaves and cone, the ribbon is simply from my stash (I think it’s offray …).

The little jar is actually a re-purposed sugar scrub container, but it seemed the perfect size for this elongated Santa image. I used a Spellbinders nestability scalloped circle die for all of the scalloped embellishments on the projects. Ink on the little treat jar (it will be filled with with M&Ms for Santa shortly, from my DD) is Peeled Paint (also distress ink).

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