Thursday, 17 March 2011

Golden Santa

I've combined a couple of challenges today - Hazel's Christmas challenge this week is to "go for gold" and I used the sketch from Splitcoast Stampers' regular Wednesday challenge. I did a mirror image of the sketch provided as my Santa needed to face into the card to look right.

My background piece was made by sponging ink onto milky white cardstock and then dragging the edge of an old credit card over an ink pad and onto the panel. I used some variegated metal leaf to make a random frame round the Santa image and rubbed some Rub n Buff wax over it to blend the colours a little and make it a bit more subtly golden rather than very bright in-your-face metallic! As it is, the golden splodge combined with the glitter framing made it very difficult to get a decent photograph.

The sentiment is embossed with white powder onto a piece of metal from a tomato paste tube cut with a Spellbinder die and aged with a Copic marker and a little more Rub n Buff.

I was aiming for a bit random and worn with the glittered border but I'm not sure that it doesn't just look a bit slapdash- ah well!

Stamps:
Noel 2 (Paperartsy)
Sentiment from Season's Greetings (Technique Tuesday)

Paper:
Cryogen White

Ink:
Adirondack by Ranger (Espresso)
Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)
Versamark by Tsukineko

Other:
Detail white embossing powder
Rub n Buff by Amaco (Gold Leaf)
Copic markers (Santa is slightly tinted with Eggshell, Pale Cherry Pink and Warm Grey 1)
Easy Metal by Eberhard Faber
Tomato paste tube
Fancy labels dies by Spellbinder
Sewing machine and thread
Spica glitter pen (red and green)
Fine gold glitter


Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Minxy said...

Cor this is absolutely beautiful Joanne x :D

S-J said...

I think it's lovely, It's glitzy but faded, if you know what I mean!

craftytrog said...

Beautiful card, love the metal leaf edging x

sam21ski said...

Nothing slap dash about this it looks fab and I was astonished to find that lovely metal piece housing the word believe was a tomatoe puree tube with a bit of rub n buff - fanastic xxxx

Hazel said...

Certainly no sign of slapdash - it's a beautiful card - love the gold - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 11 - look forward to seeing what you do for the next challenge. x

Traceyr said...

Beautiful card Joanne you would never have guessed that the metal is from a tomato paste tube! Brilliant idea.

:)

tracy said...

very nice joanne-love the background:)

hazel said...

Brilliant card. I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous Golds!
I don't know - you just go away for a few days and it takes ages to catch up with all the busy bloggers!

Karen said...

This is beautiful Joanne. I really must use up my puree quicker than I do! xxx