It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in . . . July?!? Over at the Farm Fresh Challenge Blog, we are challenging you to make any kind of project you want as long as it involves CHRISTMAS . . . candy canes, Christmas trees, snowflakes, Santa, presents, and your TGF stamps, you get it right? We'd luv to see what you come up with and what better why to start on those x-mas cards!
Today, I'm using this Cheeky gal from the "A Cheeky Xmas" set. This is the first time I'm inking this baby up. When I purchased her at its release, my intent was to use this stamp during the holiday season. But, things happened, like the birth of my baby boy just before Thanksgiving. So, now I'm getting the chance to showcase her! :)
I always wanted to try this technique of stamping the image without or using less coloring. It seemed like I needed to color something so I colored her Santa hat and made that the focal point of the image. The image is actually inked with Faded Jeans Distress Ink and the other parts of Cheeky's outfit was colored with white Prismacolor pencil. Along all the edges of the papers, I added crackle paint and Snow-Tex to give my card a snow frost feel. I think I've achieved it here.
The FFF challenges runs until Thursday, entries are due by 12 PM CST. The winner will receive a free single TGF stamp of choice! Please upload your challenge cards to TGF Galleria> Farm Fresh Challenges 2011> Farm Fresh Fridays 2011> Xmas in July. Thanks for stoppin' in! Have a CHEEKY weekend!