Thursday, December 16, 2010

LOC Christmas Pages

Wow - Christmas is coming fast - are you ready!?!?  Our Scrapbooking Group had our final get together for this year and decided we would make a Calendar for Ann who is our SU Demo and inspiring teacher.  We all created the artwork for one page - I was asked to do two, which if you know me at all, you would know is not problem at all - inspite of being asked the night before!  LOL!

I loved doing December - Christmas - what else but the Layers of Color Reindeer Waltz art stamp set!  I love this reindeer and was happy to have it and every other image used here, stamped and sitting on my desk - in the ''one day I will get to that..." pile - I am sure I am not the only one with one of those!! LOL

I was inspired by my talented friend Gunn, whose Christmas Tags are amazing - I saw the way she had embossed acetate and tried it - I love the effect it has over the reindeer - thanks Gunn

The Pocket Watch is a Spellbinders DieCut that has been embossed and inked with Distressing Inks - I love this DieCut and need to use it more!!  The sentiments are from Stampin' Up.

The next project is for a summery month - the one it was used for I am not sure as I was too busy trying to get two new projects finished - Ann can you help me here!?!  I will show you my other projects in my next post....

I used the wonderful image from Stampin' Up for the background, lightly colouring the ornate frame with SU Chalks and adding that touch of Kindy Glitz that just seems to bring images to life.

They have also been coloured with SU Chalks and a Blender Pen, Kindy Glitz added and some small pearls to finish off!  The DP is from K&Company's McKenna Collection - this was the first stack of DP's that I ever purchased and is still a favourite!

I would like to take this opportunity to say 'THANK YOU ANN for being such a wonderful inspiration and Mentor to me.  I met Ann at some local Markets and spent a lot of time at her stall watching and learning.  I am honoured to call Ann my friend and love the way she evolves with her artwork on a daily basis and loves to take everyone she can on the creative journey that we all love to be on - thank you Ann - you are such an inspiration - I {{{heart}}} you!!!

These are for the following Challenges:
Let's Ink It Up - Christmas - with Sparkle and Bling - page 1
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Christmas - page 1
Iris Spot - Holidays/Winter - page 1
Ellephantastic Challenges - Winter/Christmas - page 1
Stamp with Fun - Christmas - page 1
Southern Girls - Vintage - page 1

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Stamp Company

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Thank you for your comments and all of the encouragement you leave me here, it is appreciated!!!  I love seeing that you have visited - it makes my day!  God bless you!


  1. These are beautiful and so inspirational...what a lovely gift, Linda!! Merry Christmas to all of you!!

  2. Oh Linda these are fabulous - I particularly like the summer one, the blue panel is such a lovely colour against the green.
    Congratulations on winning the Southern Girls challenge :-)

  3. WOWZER Linda!! Such amazing creations!! Beautiful designs and so many stunning details and embellies!! WOW!! TFS! HUGS

  4. Linda, my dear...you are amazing! You finished these fabulous creations in one night!? It would have taken me a week to make these beautiful detailed projects! LOL Beautiful work...and I did see Gunn's tags...they were full of inspiration!

  5. Beautiful pages, and what a nice gesture! She will think of all of you every day all year long! What a blessing you have given her! Hugs!

  6. Hello my friend!!! Girl, these are wonderful...love them both and that second one, oh my goodness, I am speechless. I think I will have to try to case this one...I just LOVE it!! I hope all is well!! Your Blog does not like me, I am getting kicked out every time I try to post a comment :C:C. But guess what? I am NOT giving up!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  7. Gorgeous and beautiful colours.....you do vintage so very well!!!
    Hugs xx

  8. Marvelous artwork, Linda!! Wow, such beauty!
    Merry Christmas!

  9. Thank you so much for the lovely comments Linda. Inspiration goes two ways you know - who ever thought I'd end up doing Vintage? I love the calendar - was touched and humbled by the thought from all you fabulous girls. As usual your work is inspiring - the colours and compositions are pure eye candy. Must try that dry embossing on acetate. Will do a post on my blog as soon as I get all the family back home and settled for Christmas.
    Love and Seasons Greetings

  10. Oh my goodness Linda these are both wonderful! I love the embossed acetate on the first and the second is one of my favorites of yours ever! I just adore the color combo and the wonderful frame image, chalked and the sweet butterfly with that sparkle!!! Just gorgeous!!! You ROCK Linda! Wow!!!

  11. These are beautiful! I love that deer set. I need to add that one to my collection. You already know I love the butterflies. ;)

  12. Oh my goodness. How lucky this lady is! This calendar will cherished by her. Linda these are gorgeous. I love the vintage style of the first one and I love how you added the time piece on it. How clever since in December we are running out of time for the year! I hope you are all better now. Thinking of you my friend!

  13. I love the vintage feel and your attention to detail just fab. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, hope you join us again in the new year`. Good luck, Suzanne x

  14. Linda, Wow, gorgeous creations! It's nice to see you entering our challenge for the first time.
    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ☺ Sandi
    DT for Iris's Spot!

  15. Hi Linda

    Stunning work, love all the details. Thanks for playing at LIIU.

    Hugs Ali x

  16. Love your cards, they are so interesting to look at! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this week and hope to see you again. Jill

  17. Absolutely fabulous these are gorgeous creations. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  18. A very great card! Love the design and the motiv! Thanks for joining stamp with fun. Have a great christmas time.
    Big hug

  19. Gorgeous! Amazing colors and love the vintage look!

    Thanks for joining us at Iris's Spot!

    Happy Holidays!


  20. stunning cards Linda. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this time.
    Helen & Elle DT
    x x x

  21. What wonderful cards! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

  22. Hi Linda!
    I am so sorry I have not seen this before - it is gorgeous! Love the embossed acetate and the reindeer looks soo good. Love that Pocket watch - is that really a spellbinder? I am not sure that I can live without that one.... Now that I have got a Cuttelbug a whole new world opened up to me - and I love it! *LOL*

    What a gorgeous calendar this will be - Ann is one lucky girl!


  23. Absolutely beautiful Linda! Love your vintage page! That watch is to die for! Hehehe!
    And yes, I have several piles of "one day"!!!
    Thanks for playing at Southern Girls. Viv :)

  24. Very cute - and very creative. Thanks for playing with us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

  25. I love all the little details,looks awesome.Thanks for joining us at southern girls and have a wonderful Christmas

  26. Cute vintage card! That stopwatch is very cool!
    Merry Christmas from Sue at SGC :)

  27. Lovely,thank you for sharing this with Southern Girls. Compliments of the season,Julie.x

  28. Wow - gorgeous calendar pages. So many different elements that I love!! Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Marie x

  29. This is soooo pretty! Thanks for joining in our Vintage challenge at Southern Girls and good luck!
    Alicia xx

  30. Gorgeous vintage creations, love them both! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls!

  31. These are beautiful pages. I love the reindeer, soooo pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Ellephantastic. All the best for 2011 and hope to see you in the new year for our new monthly challenges!
    Elle DT


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