Sunday, September 26, 2010

Grunge Christmas Holiday Door Hanger

This weeks challenge for Simon Says Stamp and Show was to create anything "Grunge".  Well heres a little grungy holiday door hanger that I created for the challenge.   The holidays are fast approaching and every year I hope to be more prepared so I can enjoy them.  We'll see if this year I meet my goals. Hope you enjoy it.  Have a wonderful week. :-)

I used Karen Foster papers, Vintage Letters and Silent Night College and distressed them with the Zutter Distress it All. I then mounted the papers on both sides of a wooden door hanger from Creative Imaginations with Claudine Hellmuths Multi Medium. I used vintage photo and walnut stain Tim Holtz distressing inks on all edges of the papers and hanger.

I accented the holly berries with Ranger Stickles.  If you haven't used stickles you have got to try them. They are must.  I just love them.  I stamped evergreen trees with a stamp from Tim Holtz collection.  The children carrying the tree were cut out from one of the new Kaiser Craft Christmas Tags. They were also inked with distress ink and dabbed with some stickles.

I added a few pieces of bling to the trees to make them sparkle a bit.   I love the Merry Christmas ticket.  This was stamped with one of Tim Holtz ticket collections stamp on an old file folder that I had.  Distress ink and stickles add the finishing touches to the ticket.

The round circle Santa is a sticker from Karen Foster, Holy Nite Sticker sheet.  Of course I inked and distressed it.  I added a black velvet ribbon and a piece of natural string which I colored with distress ink.  A small gold bell and ribbons complete the front of the door hanger.

The back of the door hanger shows Santa looking over his list.  I added the list by folding a small piece of paper accordian style and scribbled on it with a fine black pen. It really brings the back of the door hanger to life. 

Who knows???  Maybe the back will be hung as the front at times. 

What projects are in your thoughts for this holiday season?  This was one one mine.  Thanks for sharing yours.  Be sure to hop over to Simon Says Stamp and Show to see all the beautiful "Grunge" projects that were handmade for this challenge.


LynneForsythe said...

Job Well Done my friend!!!

thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

Terry said...

Wowzerssss thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and SHow with your fabulous project wow....love the colors hugs terry xxxx

sasa said...

Dear Debbie,

Did you miss the challenge or not? This week it is numbers so you should enter it again. So much love and detail - show it off I say!