Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Christmas Love Stocking and a Hand-Made Christmas Contest!

Hi!  Susie here and I am so excited to be joining the Susan K. Weckesser DT just in time for the 
We are celebrating a Hand-Made Christmas and my fun and easy-to-create project today is...

...a Christmas Stocking!

I started working on the cuff of the Canvas Corp. stocking, applying large alpha stickers from Fancy Pants, then brushing on  a coat of gesso.

 Once the gesso dried, I removed the letter "O" sticker and sprayed with Ferrari Red Chalkboard Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels.I used a paintbrush to make sure the "O" was really saturated.

When that dried, I removed the remaining stickers to reveal the canvas below. I used a black pen to outline the letters and fashioned a bow with chevron striped ribbon from May Arts.

I used the same technique to create most of the lettering on the body of the stocking - I just used smaller stickers!  Later on, I also outlined these smaller letters with a black pen.
The word "home" was stamped using Susan K. Weckesser's Little Haven stamp set from Unity. 

 I stamped  the large house, also from the Little Haven set, and heat embossed with white embossing powder before "painting" it with watered down Distress Ink.
I wanted it to be a very soft image that faded into the background.  The door of the house was painted with the watered down Ferrari Red Chalkboard Spray.

The last thing I added was the snow man from the One of a Kind Winter set from Unity. 
He was stamped with black ink and colored a little more boldly so that he appears very much in the foreground.  Now the stocking is ready to be filled with another hand-made treat - maybe Christmas cookies?!

To start off this wonderful year 5th year of the Christmas Love Campaign, we are having a Hand-made Christmas Contest.

What you have to do:

*Follow along during our Hand-made Christmas event from November 2 - November 16, 2013 at Susan K Weckesser Inc blog 
*Like the Christmas Love Campaign Facebook page ---> HERE.

*Make your own Hand-Made gift. (it can be something you designed yourself or if you want try something that the designers have created please go ahead and have fun and do that!)

*Take a picture and post it on our facebook page. Or if you have Instagram post it there and tag it #craftuplove , #christmaslovecampaign & #susankweckesserinc so I see it! You can find me @ [SUSANKWECKESSER] on Instagram, so come follow me and I would LOVE to follow you! So much fun!

*Give your gift to a neighbour or stranger to make them smile! SPREAD THE LOVE!

*Come back to our Hand-Made Christmas post and let us know that you have crafted up some love and you will be entered to win a awesome prize pack from the above sponsors. The prize will include lots of goodies so you can craft up more love! How awesome is that! You have until November 17, 2013 at midnight MST to enter. Have fun!


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
Susan K. Weckesser Design Team Member 

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1 comment:

  1. I love this Susie! I still have my Canvas Corp stocking...I need to try this!


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