We do have some sad news this month... Minxy and Tina have both left the Creative Team... we will certainly miss them both very lots and wish them all the very best for the future and from all of us... a huge Thank You for all the hard work and gorgeousness they made for us.
There's much excitement at Artistic Towers this month, we have Christmas coming and with that, the 12 Tags of Christmas... and all the goodies used will be listed daily and be available on the website HERE. AND... as a thank you to all our loyal customers, each order placed will receive a pressie of one each of these fab limited edition stamps. Our team have been using them on their entries for our monthly challenge... there's a sweet little snowflake background and some cool icicles too :O))
Sioux made a festive place setting trio of a napkin, place card and menu holder simply stamped with Distress Ink using one of the free stamps.
Kat made a folded easel card using her favourite Santa stamp from the Christmas Mini Plate #1, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans Distress Ink and a bit of Stickles for some added Bling.
Emma made this card by using the Mabel Lucie Attwell ~ Jolly Day Out stamp and combining it with the free snowflake stamp to make a wintery scene. Some die cut Mini Snowflakes from Tim Holtz's Alterations range were added, together with a couple of the gorgeous Tattered Pine Cones and an Adage Ticket. To complete the card, the die cuts were all covered with Rock Candy Distress Stickles for an icy feel.
Alison used masking & Distress Inks, with the free snowflake stamp, the new icicles stamp, & an image from the Victorian Christmas 1 Plate.
Made this in the tradition of Tim's Twelve tags of Christmas, and used the mini reindeer die, and the mini holly die, with added red stickles. The tag was inked in Alcohol inks, using the Snow Cap Mixative as random dots of snow :) . The white embossed snowflakes are one of the free stamps that are on offer this month with any order from The Artistic Stamper! The reindeer were covered in Tim's District Market Tissue paper and then alcohol inked in Latte and Espresso inks.
I got all inky and messy with those fab new freebie stamps, making the icicles using SnowCap Dabber and an inky background using Distress Stains and Perfect Pearls Mists. I painted the frame with Pitch Black Dabber and sanded it back to show some wood, which was then inked over with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. The embellishments are made using the Sizzix Alterations Holly Branch and Tattered Pine Cone. The sentiment in the middle is cut using the Sizzix Alterations Vintage Noel, cut from cream card that I then dabbered with Silver Dabber and embossed with Silver Ultra Thick Embossing Powder and then edged with Black StaZon to make the design pop. I added some bling using Picket Fence and Rock Candy Stickles. Finally, I added the fabby little reindeer from the Christmas Adornments Idea-ology pack... I coloured him with Caramel Alcohol Ink and popped him into a Memo Pin so he could sit inside the embellishment. To see more deets on how I made this, please pop over my blog :O))
That's all from me for now... thanks for looking and a very Happy Christmas to you all!!