Ok, so my last post wasn't the last for the year! I managed to get my Tim tag done for the month. I still have to play catch up on a couple that I missed. I think my resolution will be to get each tag done next year.
I love how sparkly it is! Perfect for ringing in the New Year!
It doesn't get much better in my book than snowmen and bottlebrush trees. When I was sent some Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder from Emerald Creek Crafts I knew I wanted to make a beautiful bottlebrush tree with it.
I used a Tim Holtz woodland tree and dyed it with glimmer mist and Iced Spruce Distress Spray. Once my tree was dry I used Picket Fence Paint on the branches. While the branches were wet I sprinkled them with the embossing powder. I gently heated the powder. Don't over heat or the tree with start to smoke! I just might have done that, maybe... I kept layering on the embossing powder until I was happy with the coverage.
I glued on vintage mercury glass beads and topped the tree with Mirrored Stars.
I set my tree aside to work on my snowman. The snowman is made out of Activa Premier Clay. I have a tutorial on how to make the snowmen here.
His little hat is the topper from an old ornament top, a plastic Christmas light cover, a jingle bell, some tinsel, and tiny plastic Christmas lights. His scarf is ribbon from Tim Holtz.
Once he was finished I glued the large tree and the snowman to the tart tin.
I added a couple tiny trees to balance out the scene. Some teeny presents and snow complete this winter scene.
I love dancing. I should say I love to watch people dance. I took dancing lessons for many, many years but you would never know it. I am just not meant to dance. My sister was a beautiful dancer. She danced right up until she had her first child. I think sometimes she forgets what a gift she gave us when she danced. I wanted to make her a little something special for Christmas. Check it out over on The Robin's Nest, but don't tell her! It's a Christmas gift.
I have to admit when I started working on this panel I wasn't sure where it was going. The background is Barn Door Distress Spray, a gold glimmer mist, and white paint flicked on after the sprays were dry. Once I saw the red and gold shimmer I knew it had to go Christmas. I layered on some green polka dotted paper, random text paper, and vintage ledger paper.
Yes, it's true, sometimes I don't color inside the lines. Art is supposed to be freeing. When I saw this quote I knew I had to create something using it. Stop by the Robin's Nest to see the wood panel I made.
Do you love vintage Christmas like I do? I hoard so much Christmas stuff it is crazy. I love old Christmas bulbs. I display them all around the house at Christmas time. This year I decided to repurpose some of them into ornaments.