Friday, March 1, 2013

Merry Christmas.. starting Early!!!!

I made this from a kit that I got when my daughter & I went to a craft show in Newcastle, NSW Australia, just before Christmas. I didn't get a chance to make it up for the Christmas just gone, so at least in is ready for next Christmas (very early, but it seems to come around so I had to assemble the timber chipboard by using a good strong glue... My favorite glue is "Helmar" Premium Craft glue, as it is fast & clear drying. I actually made a much larger template for the house from the original as it got hidden by the fence (completely). I also added the tree shape which I also got from a stall at the craft show. I base coated the entire pieces with white gesso, let it dry & then painted the picket fence in *Tim Holtz DISTRESS Ink STAIN WEATHERED WOOD Ranger .
I used some blending pens to do the holly & ivy, I did the Merry Christmas in *Tim Holtz DISTRESS Ink STAIN TARNISHED BRASS Ranger Metallic TDW35206. 
I found some weathered looking paper scraps I had to cover the walls of the house added windows & door freehand, used green corrigated card with a white wash to give it a distressed, weathered look. The background I brayered(*Ranger Inkssentials INKY ROLLER LARGE Ink Brayer Stamp BRA09894) myself using gloss cardstock & Stampin' Up's ink pads to make the hot evening sunset we have in Australia at Christmas, I also masked a circle behind the "burnt looking" tree (also reminicent of our hot summers here).
The numbers were embossed with the following powders *Tim Holtz DISTRESS EMBOSSING POWDER AGED MAHOGANY Red Ranger.  
 I used Christmas printed paper on the backgounds & behind the numbers.
I have entered this into the "Anything Goes " challenge that the people from Simon Says STAMP! site. The address is as follows. Thank you for reading & having a look at my work & take care,
Until next time, Happy Crafting from Reggie


  1. Fabulous project! Love the gradient sky! :) Don't forget to link to the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog to be eligible for the random prize draw, and thank you for joining the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

  2. We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge