Sunday, December 1, 2013

Kym's Weekly Post

It is start of another month and therefore time for another challenge over at One Sweet Challenge.  

This month the topic is "A Gift in Itself" ie maybe a card like a present or a gift card or an actual gift item you can give to someone.
Here is the gift item I have made - a gift for a friend to put on their Christmas tree:

 I decided to make a decorated bauble for the tree.  I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Holly Fairy".   It is available as a digital stampsingle rubber stamp and as part of a multi-image plate (Sheet 21, Plate 60 - Holly Fairy comes on the multi-image plate with Poinsettia Fairy, Holly Night and Cherish Christmas).  The image has been coloured in with my Graph'it pens and I have inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distress ink.

For the chipboard bauble I first added gesso.  I then tore up some Christmas tissue paper a crafty friend gave me last year into pieces and used watered down PVA to stick the tissue paper onto the bauble.  Once dry I used a texture stamp by Sheena Douglass around the edge and all over the back of the bauble - well you can't leave the back messy in case the bauble swings around on the Christmas tree!!
Here is a close-up of the image by Ching-Chou Kuik.  Isn't she stunning?

I have finished the bauble off with some hanging thread, wooden bow which I have coloured with my red Graph'it pens, cheesecloth, die-cut holly and some gems as the berries.
Here is a card I have made using a Sweet Pea Stamps image called "Serenity" by Concetta Kilmer.  This image is available as a rubber stamp and also as a digital stamp.  

I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers and highlighted areas with my Pan Pastels.  I have kept to a summery yellow colour scheme.  

The backing papers are from what I have been given.  Around the image I used various See D's stamps to add some detail.  I die-cut Tim Holtz's butterfly die and then coloured it with two shades of yellow Pan Pastel.  I have finished the card off with gems, satin edged organza ribbon, die-cut sentiment, die-cut butterflies and some flower buttons (yes these are buttons which I have taken the shank off and filed down the rough edge).


  1. Wonderful creations!Both have such great colors and elements!

  2. I love your creations. Especially the one with Holly Fairy... gorgeous.. this one can hang in your Christmas tree.. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  3. Great ideas! I love the ornaments!

  4. Kym your ornament reminded me that i should get my Tree out next week. Your card is beautiful too.

  5. Kym, you have done it again! I am in awe of your talent and how much you get done each week. These are gorgeous!

  6. Gorgeous projects, Kym, both of them.
    Hugs, Karina