I stamped the gingerbread house on water colour paper and when to town inking with my distress inks, walnut stain, tea dye and antique linen for the house...kinda ombre like. Then a bunch of bright distress inks for the candy, seedless preserve, festive berries, ripe persimmon, mustard seed, evergreen bough and peacock feathers.
For the tag we are inside looking out... so I created a worn wallpapered wall. I dragged some picket fence paint covering the tag then dry. I stamped a scroll font, Apothecary cms138 with archival black and used iced spruce and antique linen stain. Spritz the stain on your mat then drag.
The mini blueprint 5 cms170 is where these wee candy canes (I had to sneak some candy canes in here) are coloured with marker and cut out. I gave the bow a shot of glossy accents. Packs a punch!
The mini wreath is the same. Now this is a fussy cut!
I cut the window and Pediment pieces with grungeboard. I then made the paint all eroded looking with distress paints picket fence, pumice stone, gathered twigs and brushed pewter. This a fun technique I learned in the Creative Chemistry 102 class.
Another CC102 technique is cracked class. I'm using this one a lot. I tried to angle the camera so you can see I created a "flocked" icy window pane. Sadly, my windows are doing this on their own at -20C!
The window is popped up so I could add on the edge-tree line trees. I covered them with distress glitter peeled paint then a little liquid applique snow heated to puff up.
The final bits are the tinsel and Christmas word bands. I inked the word band with picket fence distress paint to further the worn look.
I was inspired by this weeks Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge; It's a Mystery.