Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Rock Candy Santa

It seems very strange not to be making a tag, after the past 12 days of fantastic inspiration from Tims amazing tags. But a change is as good as a rest, apparently, so I have made a Christmas decoration. I will use this as my entry in the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Number 24, and the December Artistic Outpost Referral Program

I have used a 4'' x 4'' frame which I've painted with cranberry acrylic paint, sanded and then stamped in gold ink with a Tim stamp. The Father Christmas is an Artistic Outpost stamp stamped in coffee archival ink and then coloured with vintage photo distress ink. I have applied a large quantity of Rock Candy Distress Stickles, but even so you can only just see the sparkle. He is really sparkling, honest!! The letters are from the Seasonal salvage Stickers, mounted on grungeboard, sanded and inked, and I've inked some ribbon with aged mahogany distress ink and used a little wire hanger that I've had for ages as a finishing touch.

7 comments:

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous little frame Sue! Very creative & inspiring! x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous, a super image for a Christmas hanging.

Lynn Stevens said...

So sweet. I Love it!

Terry said...

Love the image you used for the CCC! Beautiful wall hanging!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Aw, Sue, this is wonderful! I love that vintage Santa, and he looks fabulous with his frosty coating of Rock Candy! Great use of those Salvage Sticker letters, too! What a great ornament or wall hanging this will be!

Speaking of which, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Sue! Love your altered frame. Thanks for using Artistic Outpost images.

Susan Allan said...

This is really fab. The colours make it look so antique. Stunning, Sue!!!!
Hope you have a very happy CHristmas.
Sue xxx