Friday 4 December 2015

Sharing the Season .......

Happy 4th of December .......

It's Friday, it's the first one of the month, and it's the start of the latest Craft Stamper challenge ..... the last one of 2015!!
Thanks to everyone that's taken the time to join in with the monthly challenges ..... so glad you enjoy them and ...... I think I can speak for the rest of the DT too ....... it's great to see so many fabulous entries each month.  We hope to see you all in 2016.

This month it's the turn of Take a Technique and the theme is ......

Sharing the Season

We'd like to see your Seasonal creations ..... winter or icy themed, or even Christmas designs if you're in the festive spirit!

Our sponsor this month is ...... Polka Doodles

And the challenge winner will receive a £25 voucher to spend on their online store.

Don't forget there's also the Design Winner too .... chosen by the DT.  Would you like to see your winning project in the Craft Stamper magazine?

I've decided on a festive theme and created a little winter scene using the Tim Holtz Sizzix dies ...... Prancing Deer and Sleigh Ride

This was so much fun to do .......
I started with two small canvases, joined together for the base, and then covered it using a coarse texture paste.  While the paste was wet I sprinkled on some fine crystal glitter ...... you can see I wasn't too careful to get the paste smooth, I wanted lots of texture on the ground

I cut the reindeer and sleigh from chipboard ....... 3 layers for each of the reindeer to give them extra dimension, and two for each side of the sleigh ..... these were then joined together and painted

The antlers were given the glitter treatment ...... a touch of Christmas sparkle!

For the sleigh I glued the layers together, painted them, then I made a small box base to join the two sides together, this also meant that I could actually fill up the sleigh.  I chose to use some winter foliage in mine, but you could put small glass baubles in there, or even chocolates or sweets and give this as a little gift

I sprayed some of the Tim Holtz spruce trees with the Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain and left them to dry.  They were then given a light coating with a spray adhesive and dipped into some fine crystal glitter .... so sparkly!!!

I originally had green, snow covered trees ..... done in exactly the same way except using a touch of texture paste for the snow but I changed my mind and went with the white.
Who says trees have to be green anyway ..... you could spray them whatever colour you like!!

Once everything was dry I put my little scene together using a bit more texture paste and my hot glue gun.

A few more pine cones  and a Christmas greeting finish it all off nicely ....... something to add to the Christmas decorations

Now it's your turn to get all seasonal ..... Remember it doesn't have to be Christmas, it coud be something wintry or icy themed.  Or, if you're lucky enough to live somewhere that's not quite as cold and wet then share your December season too.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day and have a great weekend.
I'm off out bauble shopping.   I finally decorated the tree last night and ....... there's gaps!!!  Even with the new ones on, there's still spaces that need a little something.

And ......... I couldn't get the lights right but it'll have to do!  I'd had enough at 1.30am!!

Cheerio until next time



Viv said...

Wow Linda what a beautiful sleigh you made, I am really impressed! loving your Xmas tree too, looks great as it is to me ;) Viv xx

Loll said...

So creative!! LOVE how you've made this beautiful piece you can place on your mantel, a centre piece for your table, or just have it sitting on a small table. It's really beautiful, and just imagine now sparkly it is in real life. Great design, love all your elements. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Your tree is gorgeous! xx

butterfly said...

What a brilliant festive post! Love your sleigh scene - what wonderful attention to detail, and your tree is looking great.
Alison x