Monday, 12 August 2013
The Spirit of Christmas Present
The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "make-the-cut", which is to say die cuts, whether that be with an electronic cutting machine or traditional dies. Earlier this week I watched the old 1951 movie Scrooge. I was struck by the fact that the ghost of Christmas Present is always presented as a bearded man with a crown of festive greenery on his head, and I decided that the time was ripe for a female re-interpretation! I bought Tim Holtz's Festive Greenery die specially for this project, the first of his dies that I've bought. I sense other purchases in the offing! :)
The Christmas carol was stamped with black Archival ink on white card with gathered twigs distressed edges. I fixed the "ghost" in place and trimmed the whole thing down to a neat rectangle and then mounted it on my card.
I think she works just as well as the ghost of Christmas present as any man would, don't you? In my family it's the women who seem to be the ones that do the most to make Christmas special so it's about time they got a bit of recognition! :)
Supplies I used included:
Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)
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Posted by Dan at 05:00