Saturday, December 11, 2010

12 Days of Christmas S&S Style - Day 6

Welcome to Day 5 of Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Christmas!  Obviously, I did not succeed at posting days 3, 4 and 5 on time, but will put them up today.  I'm just waiting for paint/varnish to dry and dd#2 to wake up so she can take pics with her camera.  Scanning just won't do with items that will scratch glass such as metal doo-dads.

Anywho, this is a book I've make for my dd#2 Becca for Yule/Christmas.  Totally a handmade gift season this year.  I used one of the awesome new tarot images from Misty Benson "The Fool" by S&S.  Stamped it in India Ink Black, colored with a combination of Pitt pens, watercolor pencils, chalks, prismacolor pencils, and my trusty Dove Blender.  The book itself was a kit from Club Scrap that I've been holding onto (hoarding) stamped with Distress Ink in Peeled Paint.  After making the book I added a piece of really old mulberry paper in tan, a couple of tags from 7 Gypsies as well as the Fool.  The stickers are from Making Memories, and an old QVC kit by "I have no clue".    Becca is my C'est la vie child, she expects nothing from others (except her mom), rolls with the punches  Ms. Whatever I call her.  I'd bought her the Scapini Medieval Tarot Deck about 10 years ago (kept them safe in my drawer) and thought it would be nice for her to have her own book in which to jot her thoughts/readings/etc. while I teach her.

Hope you like it.  I'm adding a few metal embellishments & a sheet of laminate over the image or varnish to protect it.  Scanning afterwards wouldn't work.  I'll be back to post Days 3 & 4 & 5 ASAP.  Check out all the fabulous works from the good Jolly Bloggers (list on the right).  BB

11 comments:

  1. love the image used and all the details!

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  2. This is great love it
    Luv Jane xxx

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  3. This is awesome! I really love this set. You did a great job with it! Perfect for Yule!

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  4. WOW, I love this!!! That stamp is fantastic and I love how you did Her name! xxD

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  5. What a terrific gift. That image is great and those tags fit perfectly with it.

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  6. Gorgeous colors and such a wonderful gift for your dd. TFS. Paula

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  7. This is wonderful. I love the way you colored the image and the book with be so loved!!!!

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  8. ahoy..what an awful lot of work. all the trimmings on it make the card. not too mention that we KNOW she is naughty! lol

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  9. love the feel of this project, it has that whole carnival fun feel with an edge.

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  10. wow! i love the colors! i want this book! wonderful project!

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