happy holidays

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!!!

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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 iECC Blog Header 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!

Ice Resin and glitter


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 adhereice resin gel medium

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)

transparent texture pastenow 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!!

cabinet / 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

IMG_4155so 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…

angel in progress

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!!

EC close up canvasso then it was just a matter of putting it all together and in the end this is what i ended up with
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EC canvas conesfeather duothanks 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. 12038432_947319428638236_565102729181993996_n

Stop by Emerald Creek Craft Supplies (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/default NULL.asp) to see their whole line of embossing powders and charms they manufacture.  Plus all the other cool stuff
you need for your holiday crafts.
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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!!!



15 thoughts on “happy holidays”

  1. WOW, Diana – this is stunning! I love the dress form angel – unique! Beautiful creation. Merry Christmas to you too xx

  2. OH MY Diana…this is stunning work! You must have been rolling flowers forever! They look awesome. The pine cones are my FAVORITE! You have done a masterful job at tucking them into all the little nooks and crannies. I could keep coming back and see something new every time. Bravo…

  3. There is so much sparkly goodness going on here! The dressform is ahhhhh-mazing! I love how you used the feather die for wings – so clever and inspiring! So beautiful! Merry Christmas to you!

  4. Wow, beautiful Diana! I love how you added the pinecones into the greenery!

  5. Diana, this is gorgeous! I love the dress form and I LOVE all the flowers and leaves and holly and of course the use of the pine cones! 🙂

  6. I cannot get over all of the pieces to make this. The patience and the vision to create such a stunning piece. You are truly amazing right to the soul and it is reflected throughout this piece. Thank you for creating this GORGEOUS masterpiece!

  7. Wow! This is gobsmacking!!!
    So much to discover and love! A truly stunning creation!

    Claudia x

  8. Completely amazing! From the ice resin-coated tissue paper in the background to the fabulous glittery dress via the gorgeous paper greenery and pinecones, this is a knockout! So many ideas and techniques and details to admire… fab inspiration!
    Alison x

  9. An ice resin dress??? I would have never thought…WOW!!! This is stunning Diana! I LOVE every detail…a new favorite! WOW!

  10. This is fantabulous! What a great feat and amazing result! This is stunning!!!

  11. Oh, this is soooo beautiful Diana! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Journal. =) Merry Christmas!!

  12. Wow! Amazing work! love all the details! The touch of glitter is stunning! Wonderful work! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbarayaya

  13. WOW! What fantastic detail throughout….. love the little pearl necklace, the feather and absolutely everything in that incredible border! So lovely to find your blog! xx Lynn

  14. GOR-JUS!!!!! Wow Diana, I’m so glad I had a chance to get over to see all these amazing details up close! This is an incredibly inspiring piece of artwork! I love that glittered dress form with the perfect little string of pearls, those feathers as wings (genius idea!), and that lovely spray of flora and fauna down the side, with those tiny pinecones-now wishing I had ordered MORE of these! Thank you for your hard work and inspiration! Happy New Year!

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