I had a lot of fun meeting up with some of the loyal CWC fans at the Great Create Extravaganza last Saturday, as well as catching up with Julie, Sue and the rest of the team from CWC HQ. This week I've had chance to play with the new collection 'Noir de Luxe' (well most of it, sometimes even the design team don't get it all in time!), and Julie also asked me to make an advent calendar with her new Julie Loves kit. So, kick back, sip your tea, and keep scrolling!
|First up, a tall card with the lovely Rudolph making an appearance :)|
Finish off with a row of Onyx Liquid Pearl dots.
|Mat onto grey squiggle paper. Tear two pieces to make the snow hills.|
Mount front tree on foam pads and overlap the border.
Tuck the others behind the torn edges of the hills.
|The snowman is in fact the pear outline from the stencil/mask set,|
with the stalk cut off. The gold bands are cut from the die cut waste.
|Mat onto black card. Cut out the poinsettias using the stencil/mask to outline.|
Paint with clear Wink of Stella for a bit of bling.
|Mat onto black card, add bow with curling ribbon.|
Mount stars on Candi Fix pads.
|Cut a slit one inch long in the centre of the card from the top.|
Fold down corners to make wing collar. Add bow.
Fan fold paper to make shirt detail, add buttons with Onyx LPs.
Cut cummerbund to shape and add detail with marker pen.
|Just lots of bows all cut up and layered.|
Rather than mat onto black card, I've drawn black border onto paper sheet.
|Quick and easy, three pieces card.|
ADVENT CALENDAR KIT
(using Festive Chalkboard)
For those that don't have long walls or mantlepieces, why not try tying your kit together in rows? I've weighted the vertical strings with mugs to keep them taut, and the swags a little tighter. They can be pinned as well, or just left to do their own thing as in the second pic.
The variants on a theme... digits from the stamp set are embossed with either white, frosted or gold embossing powders. Background shading done with either Fired Brick or Hickory Smoke distress inks, or left black. Frosted embossing powder rubbed over with chalk to give true blackboard effect, and fixed with hairspray. Pegs coated with Stickles, or die cuts glued on and covered with Glossy Accents. Back flap of envelope folded over the string for added security. Candi coated with Crackle Accents. Black Diamond, Xmas Red and Star Dust Stickles used.
Until next time,
Sparkle and Shine!