Wednesday 18 December 2019

2019 #20 A Bit of Sparkle: Hanging the Stocking with ETS {by Carol Fox}

2019 Topic 20: A Bit of Sparkle

Carol's superbly stamped fabric stocking is a gift anyone would love to hang on their fireplace. The acrylic glittered shapes look as if 

Hi everyone, it's Carol with you today, and I'd like to share with you a Christmas Stocking. It is stencilled on the main body with stamping on the cuff . I added acrylic shapes and bells as an embellishment to give it that Christmas Jingle.
Apart from the drying time that the Stickles took, this is actually quite a quick project (once I decided what to do). I am going to turn it into an adult selection box and stuff it full of things like Ferrero Rocher and Liquor Choccies, then stick a Father Christmas out the top and give it as a Christmas Present.

Here it hangs complete with bells, acrylic charms and a gold tassel.

I created a background on my stocking shape using Red Lipstick and Stencil PS117. As you can see I turned my stencil so the words filled my background.

 On the cuff I used the long star stamp from ETS12 and coloured this with Slimed, Glass Blue, Red Lipstick and Yellow Submarine.


I decided I would like some bobble trim along the bottom of the cuff. I always buy things like this in white or cream so I can colour them as I want. I was unsure if I would like Red or green Trim so I coloured some with both. Here it is coloured with Red Lipstick.

Here it is with Slimed.

I used stamps from ETS13 and embossed in black onto some acrylic shapes.

Here they are with Stickles added for that bit of Christmas bling.

I assembled my stocking and started to add Stickles to the stars along the cuff.

Here it is with the bobble trim attached and I am just about to add the dried acrylic pieces to the hanging hook on the side.

I especially like the acrylic shapes. With the embossing on them they have a slightly raised finish and this holds the Stickles in place really well. I think these would look pretty added to a tree as hanging decorations as the lights would shine quite prettily through them.

Thank you for reading my post and I can be found at the following places.

Carol xx



Miriam said...

Your stocking is wonderful Carol. Love this.

Lucy Edmondson said...


Lucy x

Kay Wallace said...

Super clever and artsy, Carol! You are my fave outside-the-box thinker!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

A Pink said...

I do so love your christmas stocking, Carol . You are so good at using the frescos on fabric producing super results very time .The bold stenciled letting the stamped sparkly stars the pompom frills and the sparkly acrylic shapes are all fab.
A x