Wednesday, 7 December 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas......

Merry Christmas one all all.....

Oooh I'm starting to feel all festive and Christmassy..... 

It's that time of year again folks....!  I just love Christmas time and all it encompasses, it's always been such a special time for me, and I don't think that I'll ever out grow it.

I love making anything Christmassy, but I never seem to have enough time to make everything I want, but I really enjoyed making my Design Team project this month for Roc Nicholas

The Photo doesn't show the colours off that well. There are lots of brightly coloured 'baubles' in the Christmas tree, but for some reason they can't be seen.

I used one of Tim Holtz Vignette boxes as the 'frame' for my project (I think it was the middle sized one) and I really enjoyed creating it.

I chose a piece of Christmas paper and added some background embossing to it. I then attached Roc's gorgeous Christmas Tree (Roc's Tree) stamp to it, which I had heat embossed onto acetate.

I really wanted to try and make this look as Christmassy as I could, so I applied a Christmas washi tape to the to and sides, then covered the inside base of the box in snowflakes as well as snowballs. 
I wanted to add a tree of some sort and I really love Tim Holtz Woodland Trees (I used the medium size one) and prayed it a few shades of green, using a combination of Dylusions and Tim Holtz Distress Sprays. When the inks were dry, I added the baubles.

Whilst the ink was drying, I chose two more of Roc's stamps, as I Love them to bits, they're sooooo cute. I chose 'Horse' and 'Vic. I gave Vic a Santa hat to make him more festive and a bow tie for Horse.
I used Luminance colouring Pencils by Caran d'Ache to colour in the images, they give such a smooth result and blend so well, I love them.

Once everything was dry and coloured in, I glue everything in place using a silicone glue. I don't always like my projects but I really enjoyed this one and being Christmas themed makes it even nicer...!

Stamps I used were Roc's Tree, Horse and Vic. Click on the links above to view them..

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you've enjoyed my project and if I don't see you before, I'll see you in 2017...eeek!

Mwah, Happy Christmas Crafting xoxo