Do You Believe?

Hello Everyone
Over the coming weeks I will be sharing a few Crafty Individuals team samples where I have been playing with one of their recent Elements sets, CI-396.  This set includes a large Santa, an angel and text stamps which to my mind are always so useful.
It is possible that the sample I am sharing in this post will crop up at the Crafty Individuals Blog for the October Challenge.  Jean set the challenge for this month as October and here are some of her words on the theme.

Challenge time again folks!  The title to work with this month is simply ‘October’.  That means your project theme can be anything that springs to your mind when you think of the month of October.  It may remind you of Halloween of course, or Autumn perhaps in all its glorious colours, or even simply a time when Christmas preparations begin?  Just follow where your imagination takes you!
To enter this month’s Crafty Individuals Challenge please put together your chosen project, which must include at least one Crafty Individuals product please, then post your Challenge project on your Blog, before the end of the month, and include a link back to this Blog.  Leave a link in the URL box displayed in this post to take us directly to your Challenge project, which will then appear on this Blog as a thumbnail image – so we can all see your wonderful arty work.

At the end of the month we will set about choosing five lucky participants, each of whom will win a CI rubber stamp of their choice, and don’t forget that as per usual, once you have linked in your creation, you can also claim a lovely 25% discount code to use on anything you purchase from the CI Website, which will be valid until the 10th of November.
My sample falls into the category for Christmas preparations with this Christmas wall hanging/decoration using CI-396.

DIGITAL CAMERAIt is quite a tall panel, I should have measured it exactly but it is roughly 13″ tall so quite a tall panel.santacollagelynneLet’s start with Santa himself.  Stamping him onto one of my all time favourite stamping surfaces, painted vintage text, he fitted rather nicely onto this book page with just enough room to add some extra stamping in the form of that lovely distressed border which is a Crafty Individuals stamp, one of the stamps that they so generously included in a sample pack along with any on-line order.
I prefer to not paint images but with this being a festive project I added highlights with Sakura Stardust pen not that this can be seen in the photograph. birthdaycards 054One of the lovely text stamps in this Elements set is one with all the different names for Santa Claus.  What I did was exclude the word Santa Claus and layered it to the main panel. birthdaycards 051Leaving Santa behind we will move back to the top of the panel where I stamped another of those sample stamps, again onto painted text.
Layering onto corrugated cardboard running in the opposite direction from the main panel brings added interest to the hanging as a whole. detail2Sparkle is essential! Diamond glass glitter catches the light beautifully. birthdaycards 048Remember the word Santa Claus layered onto the main panel, this is the stamped element it was cut from embellished beneath with a star shape cut from a vintage doily and a cute jute string bow. birthdaycards 046Many, many months ago, on receipt of an E-bay purchase the seller was kind enough to tuck inside a few extras and I was delighted to see some vintage pom pom trim, it is a very small length and is always the case with me, I struggle to force myself to use such items, wanting to keep hold of them and know that they are there but somehow I was so drawn to using one of the pompoms on this hanging, it just seemed such a perfect fit for the panel. Topped with a seam binding bow. detail3We would love to see you join the fun at the Crafty Individuals Challenge, whether you want to embrace Autumn, Halloween or share with us your Christmas preparations.
Thank You for your visit to this post. It is a strange mix at the moment between Halloween and Christmas but with the days whizzing past us my Halloween projects will soon be coming to a close.


34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 2amscrapper
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 01:29:58

    simply lovely!


  2. michellezerull
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 02:27:59

    Beautiful! I love that this. I love Christmas done in cream. So elegant!


  3. Brenda Brown
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 06:46:25

    Delightful Lynne, I just love the length of the panel for this gorgeous image and the fabulous colour palette. I believe.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


  4. Annie G
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 06:52:24

    Gorgeous delicate Christmas make Lynne…..a fabulous gift

    Hugs Annie x


  5. valerie-Jael
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 07:13:21

    Lovely piece, love the cardboard, and the soft, white embellies. Valerie


  6. Hazel
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 07:51:57

    Stunning! I love the painted text – it makes Santa look like he’s walked out of a mist.
    xxx Hazel.


  7. Rita
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 09:41:37

    Beautiful card Lynne. Hugs Rita xxx


  8. may
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 10:22:14

    Beautiful project…so delicate Love the image & painted background…Hugs May x x x


  9. Ira Huberts
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 10:23:11

    Who wouldn’t believe in such a wonderful Santa! Love the delicate whites and corrugated cardboard! Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  10. Janny Jager 't Hooft
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 13:14:21

    very beautiful Lynne en great stamp.
    Greetings Janny


  11. barnie
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 15:00:03

    Really amazing, wonderful and romantic.


  12. Anne R
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 15:00:15

    Yes, I believe! What a gorgeous Father Christmas stamp and you have used him so beautifully on your beautiful hanging. I love the delicate tones and the little pom-pom is a perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Anne x


  13. Terry
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 15:55:26

    Love that Santa! What a gorgeous Christmas project and such a warming vintage feel! Hugs!


  14. Bärbel
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 17:12:56

    Ein wunderschönes Tag und die Weihnachtsstempel gefallen mir auch sehr gut, liebe Lynne.
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel


  15. alie hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 17:24:19

    What a great panel with the lovely stamp Lynne


  16. craftytrog
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 18:39:49

    Beautiful & Christmassy! Love your panel Lynne! x


  17. Gerrie Johnnic
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 20:33:09

    Classy vintage, it’s beautiful!


  18. Jean
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 20:48:20

    Just adore this project Lynne – very festive indeed. Jean x


  19. trisha too
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 23:47:44

    Such a handsome Father Christmas looking image–a lovely Christmas piece, Lynne. You, my bloggy friend, are the Queen of Monochrome. No one does it better! 🙂


  20. Dianne
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 00:43:00

    I agree with Trisha the Queen of Monochrome, i was thinking how GORGEOUS this piece was and it’s just B&W EXCELLENT, love the corrugate mixed in with the book pages, little bits of lave, some pearls, sweet little crocheted flower. Excellent job in showcasing this beautiful stamp, thanks for sharing your wonderful creative talent.. BIG HUGS, hope you have a wonderful week..


  21. Shelly Schmidt
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 00:45:33

    SO elegant- LOVE the White and glimmer- the corrugated look is such a great look for texture!


  22. Suze
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 09:10:13

    A gorgeous winter white hanging, I love the glass glitter. Xx


  23. Bettina breiding Hansen
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 12:02:00

    It is so beautiful – a lovely Christmas hanging in white!


  24. Marilyn J. Rock
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 12:52:16

    This is lovely with all of the textural details! Beautiful! xxoo


  25. Shirley
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 16:51:42

    Beautiful Christmas design, very elegant. I also love Crafty Individuals stamps, it’s wonderful to find your blog with so many beautiful creations! Thanks for stopping at mine so I could find you! Cheers, Shirleyx


  26. Renee Zarate
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 21:24:12

    This is lovely! You have nailed my favorite color palette, beige, beige, black and white. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it!


  27. Coco
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 07:56:55

    I love this stamp (A must have I think !!), and your hanging is wonderful Lynne… !!! Hugs, Coco x


  28. MarieS.
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 06:19:25

    So very lovely, dear Lynne.


  29. nefertiti
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 18:03:00

    Just perfect! bizz


  30. michele s
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 23:41:14

    this is total delight! i love the corrugated curtain up top and you were right to use the pom pom (the pom?) xo


  31. butterfly
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 18:21:24

    I love the frosty white on white and all the delicious distressing – and of course the corrugated card too!
    Alison x


  32. Viola
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 08:17:45

    So very beautiful!!


  33. The Scrap Yard
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 19:31:28

    This is one beautiful panel! Its full of gorgeous texture. I love the sparkle and father Christmas!


  34. Sharon
    Oct 25, 2013 @ 06:15:06

    Perfect for Xmas – which is coming quickly!!!


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