Friday, December 4, 2015

Tacky / Gaudy Christmas

A fun challenge for our local ATC trade, tacky or gaudy Christmas .... Here is my make using Dina Wakeleys scribbly birds. Doesn't he look spiffing in his Christmas sweater :)

Background is die cut snowflakes glued into place on water color paper, then colored with water color paint in shades of blue and violet. I added a layer of satin varnish to seal it and merge the colors, and sprinkled on glass glitter when it was still wet. I did some white splashes and edged the ATC in white acrylic. 

The bird is stamped on vanilla card stock and colored with distress inks, white and black gel pen details added and diamond glaze to make the eye look beady. I stamped the bird onto the knitted pattered paper, fussy cut it and dressed him. I wanted an image on the front, so the snowman arrived :) Now this is a proper ugly Christmas sweater. LOL

I die cut a branch and glued that in place, stamped the bird onto the background in black versamark and clear embossed it. Then I glued my finished bird over the top, with a little sweater trim around the neck to keep him warm. 

Finally I typed 'Cheap Cheap' on my typewriter, punched each letter out with a small circle punch, edged them individually with blue copic and glued the letters down. Do you get the cheap cheap reference in relation to tacky and  gawdy? Its not a typo .. I know that birds really cheep .... LOL

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