I was inspired to pair the Merry Monday challenge #234 with the Freshly Made Sketch #274. I stamped the shelf, the globe and the stocking (twice) on my main piece of cardstock, and the little girl efl on a separate piece of cardstock. After coloring everything, I handcut the little elf and added it to the shelf, so that way, her hat would be poking out of the rectangle. I liked having her feet stick up a bit to give the scene dimension, but using Stampin' Dimensionals behind the whole image made it appear as is she was floating above the shelf. I split the difference and used Snail behind her hat and body, and cut-up Dimensionals behind her legs. It gives a nice effect, making her legs appear bended and closer.
I used one of the sentiments from the same set, which is very tongue in cheek, I used black embossing powder to make sure it popped up well against the stamped images. Since the sentiment talks about love, I found a chipboard heart in my stash, covered it with Platinum paint and stamped the heart from the same stamp set in Jet Black StazOn ink over the dried paint. A second heart was added, using Metallic Enamel Shapes. This is fairly simple compared to my usual mutli-layers designs, but I really like how it turned out.
Stamps: Elfs and Their Shelf (Neat & Tangled)
Cardstock: Glorious Green, Whisper White
Patterned Papers: Winter Wonderland (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Jet Black StazOn, VersaMark
Accessories: Metallic Enamel Shapes, Chipboard Heart, Platinum Glimmer Paint,
White Medium Envelope, Markers, Stampin' Dimensionals