Hello friends! I hope you had a good weekend and got some time to craft. I have had fun documenting what we have done this weekend for my December Daily journal. If you missed the video I posted on Friday showing you how I made my journal, you can find it here. It is Monday and time for a new Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge and this week our theme is Christmas Gifts.
Since it is the first Monday of a new month, the design team is showcasing a specific company/designer, and the turn has come to Simon Says Stamp exclusive products. You don't have to use SSS products to join, but it is always fun if you do. SSS has so many great dies, stamps, inks and other products, you can find them here.
I like giving handmade items away at Christmas, but don't always have the time to make enough of them. A mixed media canvas makes for a great gift and the one I made is 5 x 7 in. Even during winter there are plants, and my idea for this canvas was to depict some winter plants, right before the first snow, or maybe in between snowy times. Here, the snow falls and then disappears again several times each winter, and plants take on a dark, almost silhouette look, with lots of texture. Instead of the more traditional winter colours, I went with warm shades of yellow, brown and gold on this canvas.
Circle Loops were die cut from Mixed Media Heavystock paper and glued to the background with Matte Medium. I also added some torn strips of vintage book paper. Everything was coated in gesso.
I stamped the background with the You Matter background stamp, which is a great stamp to use on something that will be a gift since it has wonderful sentiments. Check out this layout of mine for a closer look on the sentiments. The background was coated with Matte Medium.
Thank you so much for visiting today!
Happy Christmas crafting!