Wednesday 10 December 2014

X-mas Junkie

Hello fellow Crafters,

and happy Wednesday to you. This is the second week in the last  (lasting all December) Challenge of the year for Stampotique and it is an "Anything Goes" by the lovely Kim.  This is what she said :

"This our last challenge of the year and it will run the whole month of December.  Our theme is an easy one so show us your best work using Anything Goes.
 For this month only, you will have the opportunity to enter the challenge 5 times (one for each week)- 5 chances to win the random $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.We hope we see a lot of you entering!".

I made another art journal :

I saw a tutorial on YouTube by Rianne from the Craftorij where she made circles with paint and her fingers. You'll find the video HERE. So I thought I'd give it a go and had a blast. I made several sheets (deli paper) in different colours. I decided to use some of the orange ones today and pretend they were baubles....  But first I had to colour my pages. I used my watersoluble crayons in 3 shades of blue. I blended the colours with my fingers and used some gel medium of the top to make the surface non porous. I cut out 5 of the orange circles and adhered them to the page with gel medium.  I drew the lines and bows. Next I stamped the background, only sparingly because there is so much going on already. I also made a quick stencil by punching a snowflake out or a bit of card and used this with white pigment ink. Because it takes soooooo long to dry I sprinkled sparkly embossing powder over it and heat embossed it. No patience you see !!! 
Next I stamped Miguel and coloured him and cut him out. I put a real ribbon and bow on his box. I then drew a Christmas hat and coloured and cut that out too. I adhered him and his hat to the page. 
Next I stamped the 'Junkie' bit of the art junkie stamp and drew the 'X-mas' myself. That was coloured and cut out too. I made one leg of the X into a candy cane ! Cute eh ? 
Anyway, I adhered the words to the page and that was that ! 

I used the following stamps : Miguel has a gift
                                               Fax to Wolfgang
                                               Art Junkie 

Hope you like it...

Thanks for stopping by .....


  1. Wow, Corrie! Your ornaments themselves are such special works of art! Of course, Miguel runs a close second with his charm! I love how you incorporated your own art into this spread. A lot of work, but well worth the effort. You win! Mwah!

  2. Your art always makes me smile Corrie, this is great fun :) xx

  3. Heerlijk zoals jij de Stampotique stempels in een leuke omgeving weet te zetten Corrie!
    groetjes, Alie

  4. this is beautifully done! love spotting my stamp in there, too!

  5. Ik vind 'm weer super gevonden! Gelukkig dat jij ook nog steeds dol op de cirkels bent; ze zien er super uit als kerstballen! Groetjes, Gerrina

  6. Love the ornaments on this! Very pretty card.