It’s the 12th and final challenge in the 12 Days of Christmas at Simply Betty Stamps and this one is all about Christmas Eve. The prize, like a beautifully wrapped present, is both divine and tantalizing and includes being a guest designer for January! So just like my kids, I’m huddled around the Christmas tree eagerly waiting for tomorrow. 😀
I made another fancy folded card but I don’t know what this was is called – it’s sort of like a step card on one side and a vertical card on the other half. Anyway it was fun to make and allowed for more images to surround the tree… including Mickey in the back hauling off the largest present before anyone else can!
This is my second attempt with Prismacolor Pencils and this time I used Linseed Oil to blend with. Linseed has a strong smell of something very old like a bookstore… nothing headache-inducing but noticeable. It blended easier than a paper stump but it was messy and the oil took overnight to dry out. However, I did notice that it smeared the image in some areas. I printed the digital stamps with a laser printer and usually don’t have problems but once I applied the Linseed Oil it would grab some of the toner and smear it around so some areas look dirty.
Challenge: Simply Betty Stamps – 12 Days of Christmas
Challenge: Paper Sundaes – Challenge #49 (Cut it out)
Challenge: Anything Goes – Challenge #30 (C is for Christmas)
Main Stamp: Jude and his Shenanigan Crew Elf Nelly, Chloe’s Cookies & Mickey’s Prezzie (SBS) and Christmas Tree (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: Signature Christmas (MME)
1018, 927, 944, 1019, 945, 926, 923, 1003, 977, 1033, 911, 988, 968, 941, 1025
Did you know? The Lost Boys of Sudan are more than 27,000 boys of the Nuer and Dinka ethnic groups who were displaced and/or orphaned during the Second Sudanese Civil War. In 2001, about 3800 Lost Boys arrived in the United States, where they are now scattered in about 38 cities. Most of the boys were orphaned or separated from their families when government troops systematically attacked villages in southern Sudan killing many of the inhabitants, most of whom were civilians. The younger boys survived in large numbers because they were away tending herds or were able to escape into the nearby jungles. Orphaned and with no support, they would make epic journeys lasting years across the borders to international relief camps in Ethiopia and Kenya evading thirst, starvation, wild animals, insects, disease, and one of the most bloody wars of the 20th century.
[Lost Boys of Sudan, Wikipedia.org]
On the 12th Day of Christmas my Ghoul Love gave to me… presents galore!