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Sunday, 27 October 2013

GDT Giftbag for LOTV

Morning everyone, and what a lovely sunny Sunday it is where I am at the moment - it's hard to believe that later today and into tomorrow they've forecast terrible storms!
I'm back with my third project as one of LOTV's honoured guest designers this month and as soon as I looked at 'Swirly Fir Tree' I thought 'giftbag'! Maybe it's the sweet Christmas presents at the base of the tree that gave me the inspiration :)

The base layers were a Go Kreate die, all layers were distressed with walnut stain DI, the papers are Magnolia. I also used the following Magnolia Doohickey's - tag, poinsettia, spruce, antique lace border and vintage leaf.

The Swirly Fir Tree image from LOTV's latest release of beautiful stamps was coloured using DI's and the postage stamp detail at each side is a kaisercraft stamp.
I stitched the spruce trees down the centre, to the layer beneath. The 'pinecones' were made using a marianne creatable rolled flower die. 
The tag with matching image was a happy accident, I wasn't totally happy with the image the first time I coloured it and went with the second attempt, but rather than waste the first image I cut it out using the doohickey tag. I added another plain card tag behind, and used an LOTV Christmas grunge message as a third tag (I decoupaged the Christmas trees on this using a bit of the base layer paper). 
I thought the heart charm echoed the hearts on the fir tree perfectly - not a traditional Christmas charm but more of an expression of a gift sent with love :)
To finish off I added white acrylic paint here and there, diamond stickles and plenty of shabby blue frantage!

Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you like my creation. Sorry the post is a little later than intended - I had a lie in lol! It was a bonus that the clocks went back last night ;)
Hope you have a lovely crafty week ahead.....


Brigitte said...

WOW Nicola!!!! Your gift bag is awesome!!! Love the tags and the gorgeous pinecones! The colour scheme is beautiful. Hugs, Brigitte

Chris said...

A gorgeous gift bag Nicola and such a great image! Love all the wonderful details, such a gorgeous treat for someone on Christmas Day.

Chris xx

coops said...

stunning gift bag nicola.the christmas tree is gorgeous and i love all your beautiful details :D

xx coops xx

sallysbitz2 said...

This is stunning ..... I don't think I would want to give it away!

hugs sally x

Katelyn said...

Gorgeous bag! I love the image and colours.

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