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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Saturday Stamper- New Beginnings

For this challenge, I decided to make a Christmas decoration based on the new beginning of the birth of the infant Jesus. I used cream cardstock, cut the tryptich shape & painted the outside with acrylic paint, Boldmere Gold Hue, The Works. I stamped my CI Angels onto cream card in gold ink & cut them out to use as a sort of closure. I printed the words from some wordings sheets I made last Xmas for cards.

Inside, I stamped in gold ink my CI Script stamp & heat embossed with gold powder. Once dry I used a sponge & ink the whole thing with the same gold acrylic. Then using Brilliance Coffee Bean, I stamped some scrolls, Design Objectives, two inside one on the front.
The Madonna & Child are not my prefered one to use but as my printer ink won't be here until middle of next week, I have no others to use. She is only glued in with repositionable stuff so I could replace her with something far better. The image comes from a book I bought back in 1994 Christmas Craft Sourcebook by Gail Lawther. It is full of line drawings to trace.

I'm pleased with the completed design & plan to use it every year to grace my shelves. The colour is so gloriously rich. Let's hope I find a more fitting Madonna for this piece.

Crafty Individuals stamps are my favourites.


14 comments:

Andrea, said...

Wow this is gorgeous Paula, I love all the gold embossed deatil. I can't get my link to work on Sat Stampers or 4x4, don't know whats going on.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

What a beautiful warm glow this piece gives. Great idea Paula.
Have a fabulous Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Stempelchaotin said...

Paula what a great idea. Really really fabulous. Great work.

Marjolein said...

What a beautiful card Paula! Sorry I haven't been around lately...got the flushot Friday, and now..... right... sick:-(

Saturday Stampers said...

gorgeous piece Paula, really gives the feeling of christmas....love it.
thanks for joining in with Saturday Stampers as much as you did, I've loved seeing all of your creations.
Kaz x

The Artful Eye said...

This is a neat idea Paula. Well done.

michelle said...

very cool.. love this and the embossing..

Em's Blog said...

this is stunning as ever Paula.. love it!!! :o)

Claudette said...

your work is always beautiful..enjoy seeing it.

Hermine said...

Fabulous!!

Night Owl Designs said...

Great ornament, great idea!

Silvia said...

Wow, your tryptich looks really great. Love your idea.

paru's_circle said...

this turned out awesome!

audrey h. said...

This is wonderful and I love the image on the outside.