Hi Everyone, Apologies for still being behind with some of your blogs, I am still under the weather and we are also having terrible problems with our internet downloading pages and losing connection, hopefully all will be sorted soon.
This is our last Challenge of the year at That Craft Place and I am super excited to showcase some of Lisa's amazing Bespoke MDF for my DT project. All links on my sidebar.
It has been a few years since I have made an extra special project for my much loved parents so this is a Christmas Present that has had hours of love poured into every detail for them.
With everyone so busy at this time of year I thought I would just show you around my Christmas Scene, which my Husband has taken all these amazing pictures for me.
As you can see I painted the runners of my sleigh, then stamped and heat embossed Gold onto them for added texture and went around the perimeter rubbing in Gilding Wax.
Next my papers were glued in place sanding around the edges to make neat. I then gave it all a coat with DecoArt Gloss Varnish.
A view inside my sleigh.
For my images I added Chunky white embossing powder, I then mounted the images onto cereal box packaging and dipped into my embossing powder to form a frame.
Some cheesecloth coloured and dried with my heat gun, this makes it lovely and stiff and I added it behind my images.
A view of one of the finished sides.
I glued two Reindeer together for added stability.
My MDF words and die cuts were all heat embossed with different colours of glitter embossing powders.
My Tree was from Tim Holtz and I sprayed it with Distress Sprays, once dry I added Glossy Accents and Distress Glitter. Finishing off with a star, tinsel and bells threaded together.
I tore corrugated cardboard back in areas to reveal the corrugation and gave a coat of gesso and added on some Cheesecloth and glued onto my plinth of wood. I wanted this to look like a very old Cobbled Street.
Next was to add my cobbles using a brick stencil along with DecoArt Sand Texture Paste that I added a little black paint too. I scattered over glitter and chunky white embossing powder. Once dry heat set in place.
Finally lots of Flower Soft Snow was added. Gilding wax was added to the feet and around the edges of the plinth.
My Snowman was originally a cheap wooden Snowman tree decoration. I covered his body in Snowtex and added a Paper Clay Carrot for his nose, along with a stamped sign.
Santa was made by using .... Ha Ha fooled you ..... bought from a Christmas shop !
The reverse side of the sleigh.
The rear of my sleigh.
Some angled shots.
The reindeer's collars.
Wishing everyone a Wonderful Christmas.
Bespoke Cutting Service used for Reindeer and Plinth.
Cheery Lynn Dies:
B635 Snowflake Set 2
B486 Dancing Snow Flurries
B475 Merry Christmas Hanger
DL175 Lace Pine Snowflake
B156 Pine Branches
B216 Wreath Strip
All Products available from That Craft Place.
I would like to enter this in to the following Challenges:
- We Love 2 Create - Challenge #26 - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
- Country View Challenges - Create a Scene Challenge
- Craft for The Craic - Christmas Cheer Challenge
- Creative Artiste Mixed Media - Mixed Media Anything Goes
- That's Crafty Challenges - Anything Goes
- Sir Stampalot Challenge - Anything Goes With a Stamp or Ribbon ( Stamped on Runner and Let it Snow Sign )
- Scrap-craft-Inspiration - Anything Christmas
- Dies R us - Challenge #39 Winter - use Snowflakes
- Emerald Creek - Wishing you a Merry Christmas
- Noor Design - Challenge #13 Winter Wonderland
- WLVC- Challeng #60 Vintage Children ( They are on side of Sleigh )
- The Artistic Stamper - Christmas Challenge ( Stamping on runners and let it snow sign )
- WOW Embossing Powders - December Challenge