Friday, 4 July 2008

Christmas in July

Yep you heard me...

Sorry but i just had to join in with the latest challenge over on The Artistic Stamper blog.
You can win yourself a stunning piece of original artwork for the fabby Hels.
I decided to make a decoration for this one.
I started off by stamping
with pine needle distress ink
and clear embossing
as many stitchel hearts
as i could fit onto 1 sheet
of patterned 12"x12" paper...
i took a photo as i thought
just the paper looked
pretty cool as it was lol

Next was the task
of painstakingly cutting
each of the little
blighters out....
and as you can see
this was all i had
to show for my
hours of cutting out
82 hearts !!!



But I'm glad to say... once all pieces had been arranged and stuck to a large triangle of mountboard, the finished piece was pretty cool.


I finished by just adding another piece of mountboard for the tree base which was covered in red tissue paper and tied with a ribbon bow, i also attached a wire loop to the top so the piece could be hung.

xxx Hugz xxx

18 comments:

Jennie said...

Well I have never seen anything like it! IT IS FANTASTIC and so much work- thank you
Jennie x

Andrea said...

WOW Nicky thats unbelieveable and do not envy you cutting out those hearts, it looks marvellous x

Juanita said...

That is fantastic. I love the tree. You seem to have a way of looking at things in a fresh way.

Hels said...

Super dooper fabberdydabberdydoo!!! I love this tree and just love the way you used the Stitchel heart!!! Love it!!! xxxx

Sam said...

WOW Nicky what a fantastic tree. OH was so impressed too. Sam xx

Sue said...

Absolutely great - love it

Laurel said...

What a fabulous tree, great idea! I would have never cut all those hearts out but it sure was worth your effort!

Agnes the Red said...

Oh wow now that is just darn clever! but how on earth you had the patience to cut all those hearts out....

Very clever 11 outta 10 hun!

Angie C said...

OMG Nicky, this is fantastic - well worth all the time and effort of cutting out all the hearts. You do come up with some super ideas

Lesley said...

Fab tree, well worth all that cutting out! xx

craftytrog said...

Brilliant idea Nicky - looks great! :0) xx

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

I love that tree!!!!

Secret Crafter said...

Wow this is awesome and what a lot of work.

Linniepink said...

wow wow wow i love it
luv linnie

Craftyideas said...

This is brilliant Nicky -wonderful idea xx

Kate T said...

This is lovely :-)

Diane said...

Way too cool, Nic! But you're right...LOTS of cutting!

Diane
SBS19

Claireabelle said...

How much cutting!!! Well worht it though Nicky as it is a stunning piece of work
x