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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Meljen's Designs November DT Inspiration.

Good morning everyone! I think I feel a little bit better today. I haven't decided yet LOL  I hate being sick! Today is my son's birthday... so Kevin is out with my youngest doing some shipping for cake and stuff. That's my day! Hoping to feel a bit better.

So, today is my inspiration post at Meljen's Designs. I have been wanting to try this creation for a while now and when I decided which image I was going to use this month I decided that this was the image to use for this:








So, I think they are classifying this as a card, but I'm going with a Christmas Decoration LOL!! I didn't add a sentiment and the gifts are all glued down, so there is really no way to fold this up and put it in an envelope. For that... I think it justifies calling it a Christmas Decoration! I'm trying to decide if I should keep it and put it out at Christmas or if I should give it as a gift... to my mother or something! I'm just not sure! Anyway!!  I used Christmas Tree which you can find at the Meljen's Designs Shop. I LOVE this image! I think I use it every year LOL I just LOVE to decoupage it!!  It is perfect! I decoupaged each layer of the tree and then the gifts. I have inked everything in Tea Dye ink. I used a bunch of random Christmas paper scraps from last year to create this. I used ribbon around each gift. I layered the snowflake dies.. those are Sizzlits. I also added a small snowflake corner.. I believe that is Memory Box, but I'm not 100% sure. I also added a Holly corner that is sort of hidden behind the square gift at the bottom. There are also two snowflake border die cuts.. I know that those are Memory Box. I added white pearls to the large layered snowflake centers. I added small gems on some parts of the snowflake corner and border dies. The star on the tree and the ornaments have some Stickles on them and the lights have some Diamond Glaze on them. Hard to see that in the photos. I distressed the layers of paper on the bottom and inked the dies and the paper around the image. The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol  And I think that is about it! It took me 2 days to make this... well... that isn't counting the coloring and decoupaging.. with that I would say 3 days. It was really fun to make though! I doubt I will do another though!!

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45 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Well worth the 3 days, I would say! This is spectacular! Well done, Susan!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Great colors, shapers and lovely shadows. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational art with us at Word Art Wednesday. We appreciate your participation.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson

Elborgi said...

thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage
Elma

Chrissy said...

Fantastic Susan and well worth the 3 days.I love the tree and all the parcels underneath...brilliant project.

luv CHRISSYxx

Sharyn Polesel said...

What a fun and beautiful Christmas tree! Love your card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Stella said...

Fun and fesitve! Thank you for being with us at CCCB!

Céline said...

fab card, love the design
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments
hugs
céline

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh what a fun creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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Céline said...

me again
thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps
hugs
céline

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
Mags
x

Laurian said...

Wonderful creation!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope you'll be back soon!

Hugz

Laurian

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful! I love that layered and decorated tree. Well worth the effort. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Tracy Penney said...

Well Susan I would say you met and exceed the layer up challenge. This is amazing. The layers on the Christmas tree are amazing enough, then you have the presents to top it off. Fabulous creation. Thanks for playing along with our Layer It Up challenge at Little Red Wagon.

Sherri said...

Well, whether you call this a card OR a Xmas decoration, it is just gorgeous! I'd probably put it out until Xmas & THEN give it away! Thanks so much for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

hello Susan
What a stunning table centre piece Just beautiful
Thanks for sharing on Christmas Card Challenge Blog

Hazel said...

This is utterly gorgeous. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 204 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Wow!! Wonderful card and great technique! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!! Feel better soon!

Veerle said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks for playing along at Creative Corner Challenge Blog. Veerle-DT

Beth Brovold said...

FABULOUS "creation" it's so much more than a card!!! So worth the time spent...GORGEOUS!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy...hope that you are feeling better!!
Take care,
Beth

Pia S said...

What a fabulous design with all those dimensional presents and decoupaged tree! Well done!

Sarah said...

So glad to see you with this at My Sheri Craafts! I absolutely love it and....you could give it to me....just sayin' LOL Wonderful project and I agree, it's a decoration!

Nikki said...

This is GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday's Challenge... xo Nikki

Zoe said...

Thank you for joining this week at QKR Stampede Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon
Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

karalschuknecht said...

Gorgeous card, I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us this week for Bling It On at QKR Stampede.
Karal DT

sue card maker said...

Great card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy challenge Sue DT xx

Karen (karey2005) said...

Very pretty! I agree; it's a Christmas decoration....and it's lovely! Thanks for joining us at 3 Girl JAM!

Gail said...

Wow. This has a wow factor, that's for sure. This is outstanding and I adore your colored Christmas tree with the packages under it. It's colored beautifully. Fantastic project. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our "Use Your Diecuts" challenge! Hugs, Gail

Maria Laura said...

Beautiful!!! I love those 3d gifts!

Thank you for playing with us over at LiaStampz!

whoistracy said...

Wow, this is amazing!!! Just gorgeous. I would definitely hang onto this to display at my house, but that's just me. Glad you could join us @LiaStampz.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

That Christmas tree card is stunning! I just love all the dimension you built in, and the coloring is wonderful, too. So cute with all the pretty wrapped packages tucked in around it! Thanks for propping this on our doorstep at 613 Avenue Create!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

This is gorgeous and well worth the time it took you
Thanks for sharing it with us in our Christmas challenge over at Ooh La La Creations and good luck
Julie x
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kbgirl said...

Thanks for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls challenge! Oh my this is stunning...what a great 3D card! Hugs, Leslie DT

Cara Malmrose said...

Love how you layered the tree. Awesome look. Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

Charlene said...

What a beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-) Have a great week!

Jenscrapstoo said...

Love this card, your image is fantastic. love the layering!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM
Jenscrapstoo

Kami-koneko said...

oh this is so lovely, and that tree is so lively with the layering ^_^ Absolutely stunning :)

Thank you for joining Aurora Wings' Anything goes :)
DT Laila

julie1 said...

gorgeous, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! Amazing creation, Susan! Well worth the time it took. Definitely a wonderful decoration. I wouldn't want to part with it, but maybe for Mom... At least you'd know it would be appreciated. Love, love, love all the fabulous details! Thanks so much for joining our ATG challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Angelique said...

Stunning, so much to see and great choice of paper
Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap

Huggsss, Angelique
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Sharon Noble said...

Your cards lovely thanks for joining us at Papernest Dolls Challenge blog big hugs and Merry Christmas When it comes from Sharon DT Member xxx

Cibele Glazer said...

Stunning! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday!
Cibele
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Manuela said...

Wow, what a fantastic creation! Great idea! Thanks for playing with us at Bastel-Traum! Love, Manuela

beru said...

This is a really special card... What for a fabulous idea... I love it... THANKS for sharing your card by bastel-traum... Hugs Ute

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy