Christmas Elf by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

Donna here today with my final make for 2016 and of course it just had to be another Christmas one ;)

What to do: 

This was a great way to use up some scraps again. The background is a Gelli print using DecoArt paints, while applying a Tim Holtz Christmas stencil over it and using a red Distress Ink pad, pounce through the words.

Have you noticed how thick the cardboard is on the back of the Strathmore Mixed media pad? Don’t throw it away, it can be used for so much, cut it down to size and adhere the background to it, it’s really sturdy and won’t warp.

Take a sheet of the Strathmore paper and stamp Serena with black Archival ink. I used Zig pens to colour her in but Distress Markers are just as lovely too. I drew the Santa hat and elf collar but I’m sure everyone has a Santa hat in their stash somewhere ;)

Once you’ve coloured everything in, fussy cut out and stick to the front of the background. Add some snowy dots with a white pen, some bling from your stash, some Stickles and some Frantage in the bottom corners to look like piled up snow.

Use a Crop-a Dile to punch 2 holes for hanging at the top, thread some twine through it to hang as a Christmas ornament.

All that’s left for me to say is a very Happy Christmas to everyone and I really hope that my lovely teamies and I have inspired you all to get creating in different ways this year. Oh and I hope that Father Christmas has been to the craft shop for you….that’s the most important thing ;)

Supplies Used:

Hope you like it and see you all in 2017!

Donna x

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  1. Beautiful! Another fun twist with Serena - love how versatile that stamp is!! This time with hair as well - nice detail, Donna! Love the Santa hat and elf collar, too. Gorgeous background.

    Happy Christmas, everyone! Warm greetings from Norway x♥x

  2. Absolutely love this Donna, great colours and stunning elf girl too xx

  3. a gorgeous, bright and happy piece! merry holidays! xo

  4. Love your charming Christmas elf, Donna - and that background is amazing!
    Alison x

  5. Sorry I haven't got to see this until now Donna.
    Love how you made your beautiful Serena into an elf girl.. proves just
    how versatile your lovely stamps are :)
    Gill x


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