I am super excited to be here today as the Guest Designer for the fabulous challenge blog Stamps and Stencils!! It's such an honour to craft along side such talented artists, even if it's just for the day! I so hope you will join in with us for the latest challenge theme "REMEMBER, REMEMBER".
Since we completely changed our colours and style in the new place, we have also decided to change our Christmas colours and style as well. We were using all golds and lots of glitter in a vintage style, but we have decided to go with an all white theme with a very log cabin sort of style. Furry owls, wooden ornaments and lots of soft white snowy covered branches and pine cones. We've decided to add a touch of white gold and iridescent, because Christmas needs a little glitter!
Alright, so the decoration is pretty, but don't you think those little faces are stealing the show! I mean, come on...how freaking adorable are they! This is the day that our first born (Scully) met the baby of the family (Pebbles). I'm not sure which one of them was more unsure! haha! What a wonderful day that was, one that I will always "REMEMBER".
- the 'REMEMBER' sentiment are foam letters from my local discount store. I painted them with DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic - White, then dry brushed on a little Fluid Acrylics in Burnt Umber and Carbon Black. I coated with American Decou-page Matte and sprinkled on a little White Gold glitter.
- The frame I made out of hot glue. I coated it with Black Gesso then painted it with Americana Everlasting Chalky Finish and dry brushed on some Americana Milk Chocolate paint.
- The pine cones are from behind my house, WHAT!!! How fun is that! I collected them, cooked them in the oven and gave them the same treatment as the pine branches, which I cut off one of my garland strips. They were all painted with some Americana Everlasting Chalky Finish, then coated with American Decou-page Matte and dusted with Flower Soft.
The poinsettias were cut using the Tattered Poinsettia die set. I coated some canvas with ultra thick Gesso to stiffen the fabric before I cut them out. I coated them with American Decou-page Matte and some flower soft. The gold berries were little styrofoam balls that I coated with American Decou-page Matte and sprinkled with White Gold glitter.
- I started with a wood canvas and painted the inside of the canvas with DecoArt Black Gesso. I dry bushed on some Americana Acrylics in Desert Sand and Raw Sienna, being sure to leave lots of black areas showing. I then applied some Crackle Paste in varying thicknesses, again leaving areas of the colours underneath still showing. When it was dry, I gave it two coats of DecoArt Ultra-Matte Varnish. Presto, instant Frame-o!
Complete DecoArt supply list:
Americana Acrylics - Desert Sand / Americana Acrylics - Raw Sienna / Americana Acrylics - Milk Chocolate
Just for a little reference, here are a few decorations that we have collected already, so you can see where my inspiration came from. I plan on taking out all the silver bits from the candle holder and replacing them with burlap ribbon and white gold bits. Oh boy, I can't wait until I have enough decorations to do the whole house...it will truly be a winter wonderland!!
I am entering the following wonderful challenges:
This Christmas decoration is my late entry over at Anything But Cute, where the lovely Cec is hostessing for November. She has chosen the theme "It's Ornamental", so she would like to see your mixed media Christmas ornaments, decorations and home decor pieces. You should hop on over and see what the inspirational projects that the design team created!
That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.