So today ends the time when I think I am going to kill my DH. Again this year, I had to panic and make 24 of these snowman pictures for my DH`s staff. I was told since Sept. that he had their gift looked after...something he bought after Christmas last year so I didn`t prepare anything. But when all the gifts were found and we started to wrap gifts....there were not enough so....off to the stamping table I went.
Honestly, I enjoy making gifts for his staff because they are always so appreciative of them but the week before Christmas is just too close for comfort.
So what did I make...this.I used my favorite shadow box frame from the $ store. It comes with 2 mats that I used the bayer to cover. This time I used Rose Red ink and left quite a bit of white showing. For the image I used Wishing You Cheer from SU. I masked the snowman and the tree to put in the background snowman. I painted using Spica Pens and highlighted the snow with diamond dust the image really sparkles.
It was really hard to produce a photo that shows true colors and the sparkle but trust me it is very cute. I framed the image in scraps of red and black papers and put it on either silver or gold shimmer paper from The Paper Company. When I looked at the first photo it looks like the BG paper goes from silver to gold but it is actually silver. The magic of the camera strikes again.
So, I finished them last night and wrapped them all for him to give away tonight at their staff party....the one I can`t even go to. Imagine!
Well it is the last day of school for the boys and then Christmas break starts. My Oldest son works but he also managed to get his vacation over Christmas. I looked forward to spending time with them but I think they have plans to spend time with friends...sure hope they can fit me in for some quality time!
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Trust me it is fantastic. Good Luck to all.
Off to wake the crowd up for another day. Talk later.
Happy Holidays to all.
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