Wednesday, 27 June 2012

ABC Christmas Challenge - M is for...

It's time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge, and this time Kelly is our host, with a theme of:

'M is for Make a Gift'
Make a hand-crafted item to give as a Christmas gift, or the wrapping for the gift itself.

Our fabulous sponsor is: 


Our very own Lacey, with her awesome Stamp & Create store!


 The prize is a whopping $25 gift certificate - wowee!

She has a sale on at the moment...so head over and grab yourself a bargain!


I've decorated some fridge magnets that I bought ages ago from Hobbycraft...they're meant for photos, but I got a little inky instead, and then made them each a little gift tag to use when I wrap them. For the magnets, I cut a piece of plain white card to fit the plastic outer, then inked over each one with a different combination of Distress Inks (Blue: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans & Chipped Saphire; Green: Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough & Pine Needles; Purple: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord & Chipped Saphire). I stamped a different floral stamp on each one (L-R: 'Agapanthus Clusters' by Stampendous; 'Blooming Meadows' by Hero Arts; and 'Irises' by Penny Black) in Versamark ink, then brushed 'Soft Gold' Cosmic Shimmer mica pigment over the top. For the tags, I used the same technique using a Hero Arts snowflake stamp and a bronze pigment, on just the plain kraft tag.


Here's a close-up of the magnets (as they're plastic, and really shiny, it wasn't easy to get  a decent photo):


And of the little tags:


I'm also entering these into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.

PS - I have candy on offer at the moment...click here to find out more.

16 comments:

Caroline said...

Morning Helen they are gorgeous little works of art I'd love them. Caroline xxx

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Loving your creative style.
Hugs
Desíre
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

kimmie_35 said...

Lovely projects, Helen.
Hugs
Kim M
x

Fluffles said...

These are lovely - great colours image choice. Jx

sue - bearhouse said...

Hello Helen, these are gorgeous. the designs and colours are so beautiful
Sue

Carissa said...

These are beautiful. They will look great on the fridge. So much prettier than the little advert ones that come in the mail.
Hugs, Carissa

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow those magnets are so pretty
Lisa x

Samantha said...

Great idea Helen they look fun! Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous magnets Helen :-) such a lovely idea !! LOVE em :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Nikki said...

Those are so sweet and fab for xmas gifts :)

Sheryl said...

These are gorgeous. Great to have you join us at INCY WINCY this week.
Hope you join us again next time.
Hugs
Sheryl xx

Zw@@n said...

These are stunning! Great idea. Love, Wilma

Zippy said...

Wow! Fantastic! Xxx

DesignerDiva said...

These are all inkily gorgeous Helen, very creative and very clever!
Hugs Laurie x

Dot said...

Oh Helen I love your creativity. Beautiful magnets and tags, a fab gift for someone at Christmas.
hugs Dorte

craftymum said...

Wonderful! Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Distress Inks challenge

Sarah x

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