So this is what I came up with:
This is what you do: Cover a piece of dark coloured card with thick (rather old) heavy gesso. Press in the Tim Holtz Crackle layering stencil while the gesso is still wet. You can also paunce some scrunched up kitchen roll for more texture. Then add some sprays to creep in the cracks, and hey presto, background done....
Next I prepared the other elements.
Another die cut, - this one is from Crafters Companion.
A vintage Santa image, cut from another Maja Design paper, edged with Distress Embossing ink and then embossed with Stampendous EP in Antique Silver.
Various elements layered on top of each other and then couple of punched snow flakes finish it all off.
The whole thing was pretty quick to do, so expect to see more with variations on this theme.....
Hope you are having some creative time this week, - thank you for visiting today like always!