Monday, December 21, 2015

My Other Creations: Holiday Collage Using Concord & 9th's Take a Bough Dies
Winter Wonderland is our theme this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I'm a sucker for pink trees, so I decided to incorporate them into my little wintery collage:

These trees were made with the new Take a Bough die from Concord & 9th.  There's a spiffy YouTube video on how to make them, but it's just a matter of cutting lots of branches and gluing them into wagon-wheel designs, like so:

I added little splotches of Distress Ink to my branches to give them even more visual variety.  I then painted a skewer pink and loaded all of the branches onto the skewer to form the trees.

Once I had the trees done, I set them against a fabric scrap background.  I added some scribble circles using My Favorite Things' Scribble dies, then added a scallop banner using Reverse Confetti's Double Scallop die.  I finished it off with a sentiment made from Reverse Confetti's Winter Word Coordinates stamp.  I put the whole project in a teal frame I had in my stash with the trees layered in front of the scene.  

Here's how it looks as it gives a little holiday cheer to my craft space (because as you can see, I don't have enough stuff in there as it is).

Here are the supplies I used on this project that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

So where will winter take you for this challenge?  Can't wait to see your brrrr-illiant ideas (see what I did there?)  Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!