Sunday, 10 November 2013

A Christmas Cracker

Over at the Arty Inklings blog there is a Crimble challenge.  Now I don't normally do crimbo challenges but seen as she was lacking in players, I thought I'd join in.  I took a piece of strong tissue type paper and used the punch at the shorter ends.

I then made a tube out of kraft card.

Using the above 3 paints, I coloured the tissue.

You can't really see it here, but this is the tissue coloured.

I used the above stamps and brushed pewter distress paint to decorate the tissue paper.

You can just about make out the random shapes on the ice blue background.

I wrapped the tissue around the kraft tube and screwed in the ends. I stamped scary Mary (Stampotique), coloured her with distress markers, cut her out, along with the Merry Christmas sentiment and stuck her on the top of the cracker.

Here's a close up of the stamping on the finished project.

I'm also entering into this weeks PanPastelUk challenge which is anything goes or something altered.


Jacqui Hall said...

OMG!!!! That was quick! Looks great too! I'm stalled at the halfway point

Helen said...

Fab cracker - hope you put it somewhere safe till Christmas, lol!

Anonymous said...

That's brilliant! A great idea & it looks fab.

Anita Abercrombie said...

Well done, love it!!

Deborah said...

Love your scary mary cracker, Sam. Are Christmas challenges on your list along with pink and flowers? :-)

sam21ski said...

See Deb, you know me so well - lol

butterfly said...

Love your slightly scary Christmas cracker - and the pewter stamping looks very cool.
Alison x

chrissies said...

What great ideas for your cracker Sam and love that it is so unusual

Chrissie x

Marianne said...

Great make!! xxx Marianne

Julie Ann Lee said...

What's going inside, or is that a surprise until Christmas? Lovely idea to have a scary cracker! This one should go with a bang! The pewter is such a good touch. Julie Ann xx

Lin said...

LOL well that's the scariest cracker I've ever seen!! love it!!

hazel said...

xxx Hazel.

craftimamma said...

Trust you, lol! I want to know what Bah Humbug surprise you're putting inside ;D! Great idea though and the metallic stamping look super. Love your 'alternative' choice of Christmas 'Mary'.

Lesley Xx

Claire said...

Fab project, love the spooky feel to your Christmas cracker - a really fun idea. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

Tracy said...

Love your scarey cracker!
Thank you so much for joining us at premium craft brand and good luck.
Tracy xxx

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