Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Nutcracker Sweet Reliquary

 Paper Whimsy has some wonderful Reliquaries. This is one of them I've had for awhile and had to get at.
The papers are from the 12x12 collection of Graphic 45 - Nutcracker Sweet.
 I used little wooden blocks for the packages that became legs.
The Sizzix Sizzlit  Mini-Snowflake Rosette is from Tim Holtz.
 Mark Richard's glittered pearls adorn the top that's been painted with Pine Needles Distress Stain and stamped in the Tarnished Brass.

 This is the back view.
I used Lime Ice Stickles on the top.
Purple Ice Stickles are on the Diamonds.
Ice Stickles add color AND sparkle!

 I added Ice Stickles in Christmas Red here and there and Gold Tinsel Trim on the inside.
Orange Peal Ice Stickles make the inside color darker and more sparklier. True Blue and Silver Ice Stickles are on the Snowflake as well.
I use various pens to highlight the color and make it richer all over and add shadows.
Tea Dye Distress Ink was used, too, for more depth. I love the Glue n' seal from Ranger for working with the paper elements here, it makes life so much simpler!
Three of my favorite collections added to make a fun little treasure.
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Bella said...

Oh boy, I do love off the page stuff like this. I particularly like all the sparkle you added too.

Anita Houston said...

WOW!!! Amazing!

Netty said...

wow they are wonderful constructions Linda, xx

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jordanbev5 said...

Wonderfully made! Gorgeous!

Rhonda Z said...

Oh my Goodness! I love, love love this!

The Inked Stamper said...

WOW! That is just amazing!

Wanda H said...


Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love this piece Linda! so many wonderful details too!

Candy C said...

Linda, as per your usual....beautiful design and perfect construction! You are such a talent, my friend. Love your work! <3 Candy

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.