Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Trendie Tassels

Today I get to show you a fun trend on the There She Goes Blog... Tassels!   I read recently on a Fashion Website  via Moxie Fab World that Tassels are going to be the trend in fashion this spring, so you can only imagine that they'll be the IN thing cardmaking too :)  

I am so taken by this gorgeous new stamp set illustrated by Chris Dark, Season's Greetings.  The vintage country feel is just so well done in this set!   I thought I'd make something I can set out each Christmas as a pretty festive decoration, a 3D Christmas Frame.  It would make a nice gift too I think, especially if someone liked Santa's or Snowmen which are also included in this set.    You can click on these pictures to make them larger to see more detail.  


I colored up this gorgeous Santa, and these pretty trees with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS, I stamped several of each and layered them in the design for a real Paper-Tole effect.   The trees and hills are under the glass and the Santa, the tassel and the buttons are overtop of the glass on this frame.  That way you don't lose all of the 3D effect.  


Above you can see some of the dimension of the Santa... I added a warm golden glow around the images, I thought it suited that vintage country feel.  



Above is the pretty tassel, and some buttons over the glass...



And a little dimension on the tree, as well as sponging and sewing on the designer paper hills.  


On the TSG site I have a tutorial on how to make the tassel....so be sure to check it out.  :)

Recipe:  Stamps:  There She Goes - Season's Greetings;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Tea Stain, Honey, Vintage Photo;   Paper:  Flourishes Classic Ivory, Jenni Bowlin DSP - Vintage Red Line, Red/Black Line Extension; Accessories:  Prismacolor Pencils, OMS, Blending Stumps, Various Buttons, Glue Dots, Scor Tape, Dimensionals, Grossgrain Ribbon, Jute Twine, Frame, Sponge, Sewing Machine. 

10 comments:

mamiecath said...

quel délicatesse j'adore et le coté vintage enrichi le tampon bravo

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is absolutely stunning Christine! What a gorgeous set of stamps, beautifully illustrated. I love the buttons, way too cute and so perfect for the design!

Emily Keaton said...

This is totally cool, Christine! Love your tassel. :)

Renée said...

ooooh, absolutely gorgeous colouring, Christine! Love the paper tole look too!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great idea your picture frame.
it's very pretty, and great colors.

greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

wauw its gorgeous!!!!
xx petra

Stampvanwinkle said...

This is so festive and wonderful. I love your coloring Christine. I would gladly display this in my home at Christmas. What a great idea.

Blessings,

Deb

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I love the stamps, Christine, and I especially love the fanciful hillside scene you set. Utterly charming! Your coloring is, of course, perfection!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, girl...this is absolutely FABULOUS!!! You know I love your coloring and how cool to add the tassel!!! I'll have to go dig out my tassels and get to work...LOL!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

WOW...how GORGEOUS!!