Hello and welcome to Magpieheaven! Over at Country View Crafts they have a great challenge by the name of 'Bah Humbug' - click Here for details, while at The Artistic Stamper the challenge is 'Anything Goes'. Both challenges have some fabulous vintage inspiration for December makes! Well, wasn't 'Bah - humbug!' Scrooge's favourite phrase? When I was twelve I had the part of 'Little Fan', Scrooge's younger sister in a school production of Charles Dickens' 'Christmas Carol'. I grew to love the book, even though my character dies early - typical Dickens to have ailing female characters who die young!!! It has continued to mean Christmas to me. I decided to go with a vintage look for this card and to use an image that suggested to me the wonderful, jovial Ghost of Christmas Present who takes Scrooge on a magical tour to show him how those around him are rejoicing in the spirit of Christmas.
I began by sponging and spritzing a card blank with some Vintage Photo, Evergreen Bough and Broken China. I then stencilled over with some Snowflake Fresco paint through a Crafters' Workshop honeycomb stencil, dabbing some thin wisps of the Snowflake in places.
I then added this image from Bo Bunny's Silver and Gold paper collection. The snowflakes are punched from some Crackle Glazed card - Fresco Antarctic over Baltic Blue. I distressed the edge of the paper with Vintage Photo and Evergreen Bough and turned down the corners to reveal the lovely holly design, as it's double-sided paper. I just had to add a little Treasure Gold, Green Amber too.
The tiny leaves are punched out of card painted with Fresco Hey Pesto and frosted with dry distress glitter.
Bah Humbug' Challenge at Country View Crafts and also The Artistic Stamper Anything Goes Challenge. Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek at my Ghost of Christmas Present at this very busy time of year!