Monday, December 6, 2010

Decking the Halls

Hello Everyone!!!  It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's another Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!!  For this month’s Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge, use beauty in stamping to create an accent piece for a table, a mantle, a decoration or any kind of home décor. ‘Tis the season for stamping and entertaining –so let’s see if you can create a match made in heaven by using both! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful creation HERE to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB05. You have until December 31st to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog!
  For my project, I decided to make a Luminaria using the recently released Christmas Classics set by Flourishes!  The tutorial for the luminaria was done by our very own Beauty Girl, Beate and can be found in the Resources section at SCS! 

I followed the Luminaria Tutorial, using Riding Hood Red for my base, Large Rectangle Nestabilities for the opening, vellum and adhered it all together with X-press It High Tack Tape.  I wanted to create a fireplace look, so I added a frame around the rectangle by using the same Rectangle Nestabilities set to cut some white and then embossed it with the Tiny Mosaic embossing folder and then sponged a little Antique Linen over it.  I thought the Martha Stewart Iron Gate punch would give that wrought iron look to my fireplace, so I punched some black card and adhered it to the top of the luminaria.  Next I stamped the stocking image from the Christmas Classics stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card.  I coloured it with A LOT of Copics!!!  :)  (G21, G16, G19, G28, Y21, Y35, Y38, C1, C3, R24, R29, R39, RV32, RV34, B21, B24, B26, E21, E25, E27, BG11, BG13)  I very carefully cut the stockings out with scissors and popped them up with foam tape so that they 'hung' over my fireplace.  To finish I stamped the sentiment, also from Christmas Classics, in black onto white card, cut it out with a one inch punch and matted with green cut with Lacey Circles Nestabilities.  Finally I added a flame less (battery operated) tea light candle and placed it inside my luminaria!  This is what it looks like in the dark.....

Stamps - Christmas Classics (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Riding Hood Red, White, Black, Vellum
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Lacey Circles and Large Rectangle Nestabilities, 1" Circle Punch, Martha Stewart Iron Gate Border Punch, Tiny Mosaic Embossing Folder, Scissors, Foam Tape, X-press It High Tack Tape, Flame Less Tea Light Candle.

Don't miss all the Beautiful creations the rest of the Beauty Girls have in store for you!!!!

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and can't wait to see how you Deck the Halls!!!  :) 

19 comments:

Sharon said...

This looks great Kathy - I really love the way you've made it look like a fireplace.

Sharon x

Yvonne Hagane said...

OH MY GOSH, Kathy this is just amazing. It`s georgeous! Love everything about this.

Edna Morrisedie said...

The Iron Gate Punching looks great Kathy and the stockings are lovely, nicely put together!

Joanna McDonald said...

What a labor of Love!! Your
stockings along with your luminaria
are exquisite! - as well as your
coloring! Thanks for showing your
art.

Beate said...

Oh Kathy....this is so beautiful! I love your coloring of the stocking images and that you used them on a luminaria. Absolutely beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Dawn B. said...

This is so cool. I love it. You did a terrific job with this challenge.. I love luminarias for the holidays.. Great use of this set..

Jessie said...

Wow, it's beautiful!!!

Julie Koerber said...

This is just so warm and cozy looking Kathy! Your coloring is fabulous and I just love the design of this! FUN STUFF!

Marisa said...

How cute is this!! Love the lit version! Fabulously done project :)

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

Kathy, what a lovely project! The love those stockings and your coloring is flawless.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Kathy! Great idea to leave out for santa to see at night too. hee hee Beautiful.

Amanda said...

I LOVE your idea! You made such a beautiful luminary!! You've really inspired me :)

ChristineCreations said...

Oh I LOVE luminaries Kathy! What a great design!

Heather Jensen said...

I bet this is beautiful with the lights out! I think this is a wonderful idea. The stockings look so cute hanging there. :)

Stampvanwinkle said...

What a wonderful piece Kathy. Just lovely.

Thanks for sharing.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous luminary Kathy!! I love the stockings and your coloring and design.
hugs,
Chris

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

This is just awesome kathy:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful Kathy!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! I love this! How utterly darling in both lights. Very creative use of the stockings, Kathy!

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