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Sunday 3 January 2016

Stencil Sunday January Challenge

Good evening all.
Yesterday was spent scurrying around in a mad dervish all day trying to get the Christmas decorations put away...New Year's Day our holiday plans changed and we're now leaving on Saturday instead of Sunday and it was panic stations here trying to get everything done!  Then I realised about 2pm it was still only Saturday (not Sunday as my head was telling me!) so I've gained 24 hours again phew! I'm sure when we get to relaxing on the extra day in Auckland we'll think it was all worth while!

Time for our first Stencil Sunday challenge of 2016 at STAMPlorations. We loved seeing your projects last month and hope you'll join us again this month.

I managed to give Rudolph a makeover in time for the festive season. I first coated him with gesso then a coat of ash brown Pebeo. Once dry I covered him with festive tissue paper. I used embossing paste through the Holly Background stencil and once dry covered with more tissue then painted with Twinkling H2O's.  I used gilding wax around all the edges and added googly eyes and a ribbon and bell from my stash. His nose was made to shine with glossy accents. The sign was painted and a die cut sentiment from Tattered Lace added.

Here is how he looked last year:

I really wasn't happy with him as the crackle effect I'd created all ran when I gave him a top coat! I loved the little snow couple though and I can't find them anywhere...think they must have eloped last New Year!!

The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. Linky closes at the end of the month. I hope you can join us!
Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 small or 1 large ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 small ARTplorations stencil to the top picks

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the other girls mixed media designs, you won't be disappointed.

Challenges entered:
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - anything goes (Mixed Media/Altered Art)
Altered Eclectics - anything goes
We Love 2 Create - anything creative/MM goes
That Craft Place - anything goes
That's Crafty - anything goes


  1. Oh my gracious sakes Carol - it is VERY obvious that Rudolph found the perfect person to do his make-over.... YOU. Dear me... he should be totally "strutting his stuff" now. He is sooooooooooooo much more handsome in every way. WOW. You are totally the CREATIVE MASTER at making Rudolph handsome enough to guide ANYONE'S sleigh!!! Happy New Year. j.

  2. I get mixed up every year with the day and the date Carol! LOL all our decorations are down and it looks bare:( Hope you have a fabulous holiday huggles Sue xxxx

  3. Happy new year Carol. Rudolph looks fabulous after his make over
    Linda xxx

  4. Rudolph look fab after is makeover, hope you had a good Christmas break. xx

  5. OOh that's a proper posh looking Rudolph you got there Carol, he's fab! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!
    hugs Jo x

  6. great makeover carol! lovely work!!! Wow - your travel plans are so exciting - must make some of my own!! Hugs rachel x

  7. A brilliant makeover Carol, Rudolph looks fabulous.

  8. Rudolph looks great Carol! Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2016 and lots of crafty fun. Barbxx

  9. Brilliant transformation Carol he looks full of festive delight
    lorraine x

  10. Rudolph just keeps getting better! He looks amazing! Hope the elopee's turn up one day!
    Dawn xx

  11. I love how you've given Rudolph a make over. Brilliant.

    Hugs Erika. x

  12. Just fabulous! Lucky Rudolph to get such a great makeover. x

  13. Forgot to add: Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  14. Rudolph has had a fab makeover...he looks stunning...
    A great entry for our challenge over at Altered Eclectics...x

  15. A wonderful Rudolph makeover, he looks fabulous, thank you for sharing him with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel.


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