Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to send everyone some holiday greetings. I'll make this short and sweet because I'm sure that you are running around to finish your preparations or you're heading to a holiday party...

This is one of my all time favorite Christmas images from Stamping Bella. It's called Merry Christmas branch with birdies. The scene is so peaceful...with the stark branches and little birdies holding their holiday sentiment. I've added some snow to help add to the serenity of the scene and some red stickles to the berries so they sparkle.

The main image panel was cut using a Labels 14 Nestie. Bella's Bestest paper, Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics and prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol were the main tools. The design paper is from the Echo Park 6x6 Seasonal pack I bought from the Bella online store earlier this year. I've added machine stitching and a light application of Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen to the edges of the image panel along with three clear baubles from my stash. I finished it up with a red seam binding ribbon and bow topped off with a button strung with a red jute bow.

I wish you all a safe and very Merry Christmas and holiday season!



Dana White said...

LOVE this one my friend - how brilliant are you with the die shape for the base. Merry Christmas; enjoy time with your family

Leslie said...

Wow, this IS impressive! You sewed around that Labels 14 nestie??!! Amazing! Love the 3 little baubles too. Merry Christmas to you too!

Robin McK said...

Cath - I'm so jealous that you were able to stitch so close to the edge and stay on track! Good on ya!
You have done wonders with this image - so pretty!