We had a fabulous response to our theme last week - you Wowed us with all your beautiful Snowmen!! I do hope you all have a go this week too.
Our theme for this week at Winter Wonderland is a 'Very Vintage Christmas'.
Now, I decided to break from the norm for Vintage and turned back the clock a few hundred years more to celebrate the Festival of Yuletide. I don't know about you, but I haven't come across much in Stampland or Imageworld regarding pagan imagery or 'mystical woodland creatures' to quote a friend. So, I thought - draw your own you fool! - and set my pencil to paper.
I am so happy I did. You can see the result below:
I wanted to do a Green Man, so did some referencing on the internet, decided what I wanted him to look like and got doodling. It took me a long while to convert that image to digital - GOD my arm hurts! - LOL. But it was worth it!!
I already had the Celtic Knotwork border on my computer, so I just resized it to fit my design and put some graduated colour behind it. Ooooh I LOVE Photoshop!! I printed out the elements a few times and coloured the Green Man in with watercolour pencil. Then I layered it all up with foam pads for added ooomph. The text I used is called 'Stonehenge', with the Initial letters in a face called 'Initial With Curls'. These I got for free after searching the net.
This fella will be on sale on my other blog, Delicious Doodles, later today, when I have finished the wee Scottie Dog that will be there alongside the wee Westie Dog I have drawn. (plug - plug!)
For my project this week I also used a little Bag Template designed by Regina, from the Cutting Cafe. I printed out some lovely Holly paper on the reverse of the template and cut out folloing the lines. There was a wee heart on it too, so I cut that out and placed acetate behind it. I punched two holes in the top for the organza ribbon to go through, and tied it in a bow. Lastly, I put some gold peel off holly shapes on it to liven it up.
I wanted a tag for the bag, so I copied the card design, but without the layering, punched a hole in the corner and threaded some metallic gold ribbon through it.
So there you have it! Now it's your turn. You really must take a look at the other DT's projects this week, we also have two Guest Designers, so hop over and have a mooch at their work too.
Don't forget to check back at Winter Wonderland and see if you were the winner from last week!