Friday, 15 October 2010

No. 25 Santa Baby

Well after my last post where I showed you my rather messy desk, now is the time to show you something that I've made. Yes I do finish things! Unlike my days when I stitched, I still have those UFO's!!

This is my DT entry for Crafts 4 Eternity.  Once again we have this fabulous sketch by the very lovely Michele and we are also to use white. I loved this challenge as I would never have thought to use white with these papers and I love how it turned out.

Here is what I made.
I'm entering this into the following challenges:

'use some metal': Simon Says Stamp & Show. I've used REAL and FAUX metal ... read on ...
'3 of a kind': Papertake Weekly. I have three round buttons.
'show a number': Crafty Creations.
'a stamped project': Just Inspirational.
'distressing': Saturday Challenge.
'inspiration from a song title': Allsorts Challenge: Santa Baby.
'give it a vintage look': Winter Wonderland.

The image that I've used is Magnolia ~ Santa Handing Out Presents. I've coloured him with copics and of course added some stickles.

I've used one of those Nestie things to cut out the circle background, distressed the edges with ink and stickles, then added some buttons with a bit of stickles. This is the TOP of the chimney as you are looking down on it. (Bear with me here, I am old).

(Well OK, not THAT old).

The lace behind the circle depicts the reindeer flying through the sky (as they do). (I did say bear with me). You can see that I've been playing with my Sizzix Tim Holtz ~ Ticket Strip Die. For the ticket on the lace, I added a Pink Paislee border. The 'Merry Christmas' ticket is a Tim Holtz stamp.

Papers: Basic Grey: Jovial: Pomegranate and Pink Paislee: Mistletoe & Co ~ Postcards. WOOHOO! I combined two paperlines!!

Now not everyone has a chimney for Santa to climb down, so he needs a set of keys for the keyholes in the doors.

For the keyhole I used Tim's rusted grunge technique from his book to create a rusty keyhole using the Sizzix Tim Holtz ~ Hardward Findings Die (although I used different colours to co-ordinate with my papers) and added some of his brads which I bashed into place with a hammer. (I LOVE doing this, alternative aggression management!. Not that I'm aggressive, I hasten to add!!)

Now, when I showed OH the completed keyhole he was really impressed! He rubbed it with his finger and could feel it's rustiness texture! He really thought I'd used a real rusty keyhole!!!WOOO ... HOO ... HOO!!!

Spurred on, I made some matching rusty metal keys with the same Hardware Findings die.

He was impressed by these too, but said they should have been thicker. Oh well, you can't win them all!

Thank you for looking!



Faye said...

Oh Wow, this is such a work of art, it is totally gorgeous. I can feel the rust on the keyhole and keys from here! ;)
Have a great weekend. xxx

mfc.melissamade2 said...

OH this is really beautiful! Love that Santa - you did a fabulous job! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this week!

Kat said...

Grate take on this weeks theme,
loving the kays,
that santa is so cute,
nice job,

Chrissie said...

This is fabulous!

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Ooh!! Fantastic coloring on Santa! I like the distressing and glitter accents too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


scotspanda said...

gorgeous card, the image is so cute and I love the circle behind santa too, must get one of those dies

thankyou for joining in with the musical fun @ Allsorts

Amanda xx

Riet said...

So wonderful card Keeley,I love the image and the colours.
So beautiful papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.x

Kathleen said...

Hi Keeley, What a fantastic project, love it

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous, love all the detail especially the rusty lock & keys. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations.
Sharon x

Nancy Wethington said...

I love this! You managed to take a cute Santa, color him in gorgeous colors (your shading is beyond genius!) and give the entire project a vintage look. WOW. So happy you joined us at Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog.

Tracy said...

Oh WOW! I love everything about this. The image, the coloring, the embellishments. Fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Just Inspirational!

craftyb said...

wow...congratulations on a totally fabulous project! Your image is fabulous - coloured beautifully. Love all the rustic/vintage elements - so creative! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Lynne Forsythe said...

Oh My Word.........AMAZING!!!

thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

downrightcrafty said...

wow what a fabulous layout, had to read every detail (including the age ones sorry) but then this is the theme of sorts :) love everything including the rusty bits, a great take for our vintage theme this week at Winter Wonderland, and hope you will join us next week too
Hugs Kate xx

Daniele said...

fabbie card....Tilda meets Tim style love it thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational

Carol Ric said...

Super cute!

Nancy said...

This is great! Love the 'rust' technique, too!

Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge!

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

michele said...

So much to see Keeley! This is stunning! I love it! hugs xx