hello everyone!! can you believe that it is almost Christmas!! this year has flown by. it’s been a year with so many things happening .. both good and bad.
today I am here to share with you a fun little project I created for the Emerald Creek Dares (http://blog NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/)challenge! this month was all about wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Solstice and a very Joyous Seasons Greetings to you all!
for tradition wise here in my home it is all about the food!! whether that is the array of choices at a family gathering, the scrumptious finger foods on Christmas eve or the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings and oh so many dessert choices on Christmas Day
this week we are all about sharing our holiday wishes with you!!!
so my project well it started out by mistake really.. i was playing with a bit of Ice Resin (http://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product NULL.aspx?id=79427) when i realized i had made too much and as i am not one to waste anything i decided i would coat a piece of tissue paper (http://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product NULL.aspx?id=304741) i had on my desk in some of the resin. i also was in the middle of creating my tags for classes and happened to have a cut out of the sewing room die on my desk and some Vintage Glitter so naturally that lead me to making an Ice Resin dress and that is where it all began!
so once my dress form was covered i began assembling my canvas. first i spread a coat of gel medium to the back of the paper and then i applied it to the burlap canvas making sure to press it down to adhere
as i wasn’t sure yet what i was going to do with my canvas, which direction i wanted to take it in i applied some clear texture paste through a stencil to my canvas and set it aside to dry (i had sprinkled some of the vintage distress glitter onto the wet paste prior to setting it aside)
now i did know that i wanted my dress form to be the focal point so i needed to create a background for her.
i started with one of the cabinet cards which i sanded and then applied some ground expresso to.. once again i wasn’t quite sure where i was going with this but did know it had to have ground expresso!!
then it was a matter of layering. originally i was attempting to just put a piece of paper into the frame but ended up deciding it needed to be layered on top of the frame and with a few runs through the sewing machine this is what i ended up with
so now i knew i had the background i needed/wanted for my dress form but what to do with the rest of the canvas…..
i had cut out some angel wings from my ice resin paper and i liked how they looked with a bit off added glitter from the stickles but they didn’t stand out enough. i didn’t have the newest wing die that i had seen created in so many ways over on Paula’s site (http://www NULL.oneluckyday NULL.net/2015/10/christmas-inspiration-feathered-wings NULL.html) but what i did have is the feather duo die so thought why can’t feathers be wings..here i was trying to decide whether to go with the brown or whitish ones… also i was thinking i needed these snowflakes on my canvas… i still wasn’t quite sure at this point what i wanted…
well it wasn’t long and i was on a roll which means i totally forgot to take pictures of the whole process but basically i started cutting and creating flowers!!! i attached them and the leaves/holly using a hot glue gun. if you look really close you will see that i put in some of Emerald Creeks pinecones (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/Pine-Cone-Charm-p/ch-pinecone NULL.htm).. these little things should be in everyone shopping cart by now. seriously how cute really are they!!
so then it was just a matter of putting it all together and in the end this is what i ended up with
and a couple of close ups!
thanks for visiting me today. please be sure to visit my fellow design team members:
Cathy – Amethyst Dragon’s Alcove (http://amethystalcove NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/)
Claudia – Von Pappe II (http://vonpappe2 NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2015/12/have-merry-grungy-steampunk-christmas NULL.html)
Julia- Paradise Lost (http://paradiselostyyc NULL.blogspot NULL.com/)
Karon – Karon’s Krafty Korner (http://karonskraftykorner NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/)
Katelyn (http://katelyngrosart NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2015/11/winter-wishes-emerald-creek-dares NULL.html)– A Creative Journey
Shilpa – Neon Diary (http://nagaonkarshilpa NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2015/12/merry-tag-and-new-team NULL.html)
don’t forget to play along for your chance to win some goodies from Emerald Creek.
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i am linking this up to the following awesome challenges
Inspiration Journal – tis the Season! (http://blog NULL.inspirationemporium NULL.com/?p=3537)
Simon Says Challenge – just a pinch! (http://www NULL.simonsaysstampblog NULL.com/mondaychallenge/?p=3303) (just a pinch of stickles on the wings)
Simon Says Wednesday – die crazy! (http://www NULL.simonsaysstampblog NULL.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-die-crazy-3/) (TH sewing room/snowflake/tiny florals)
from my home to yours, wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!!