Saturday, December 6, 2014

Woodlands & Tinsel Twine CC3 Challenge

I am still in a bit of shock that we have arrived at the month of December and the 17th Challenge!  Where has the year gone?

My husband and I managed to  get quite a bit of Christmas decorating done early this year, so I have been in the mood for a Christmas project.  The latest challenge found on page 60 of the Compendium of Curiosities III book (it's still not too late to get your own copy here) made this quite easy.  Here is the project I came up with:


I started with a shadow box frame that I already had:




I  painted the entire box with Gesso.  After the gesso dried,  I covered the frame with paper from Tim's Merriment Paper Stash.



Now for the technique.  I decided that the Woodlands tree would work perfectly inside the shadow box part of the frame.  It was just a bit too tall, so I cut the base off the tree so that it would fit inside. I followed Tim's technique on page 60 and then added some beads for "ornaments" from a red beaded garland I purchased.  Here is the finished tree along with the garland I used.



I knew immediately I wanted to have a 3D Santa Claus in my scene, so I used B Line Designs  Dear Santa stamp.  I stamped this image 3 times and colored the entire image on only one of them for the base.  I colored and cut apart a few pieces from the other stamped images, including Santa and the trim on his coat.  Some of the parts were cut out and adhered with foam tape to the ones below to create dimension.




Once I was done layering Santa I adhered the entire stamped image to the back of the shadowbox with several layers of foam tape.  I also slid the tree in next to Santa.


To decorate the outside of the frame, I began by following the technique for the tinsel twine and then I draped a section across the top of the frame, adding some red beads to several portions of the twine at the frame top.

I used some greenery I found in my stash and placed it at the top left and bottom right of the frame. I added some pinecones (so glad I hung on to those!) and berries to the greenery along with a silver snowflake.  Here again is the finished project.


What will you do with your Woodland and Tinsel Twine?  We can't wait to see!  Just remember to head on over to Linda Ledbetter's website to get all the rules and leave a comment on each member of the Curiosity Crew's website.  The Inspiration Emporium is sponsoring this challenge.  They have a hefty $50.00 shopping spree awaiting a randomly chosen winner.  The extremely generous Tim and Mario also have another fabulous prize package for the Curiosity Crew's choice!  Yay!

Now it's  your turn!  I can't wait to see what you  create with this challenge!  Have fun with it!

Susan













36 comments :

  1. That is soooo cute!!! I love this so much. Your shadowbox transformation took a wonderful wintry wonderland turn and there is the best vintage St. Nick near the prettiest tree. Those beads you used are a great idea!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  2. What a beautiful decorated box Susan! Love the way you've cut the tree...good idea!

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  3. What a beautiful 3-D image of Santa checking on the children! The shadowbox is perfect for the scene!

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  4. And how sweetly adorable is this project! Love the shadowbox Susan.. I'm finding I'm more attracted to these constructions every year.. Yours is brilliant!

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  5. What a beautiful shadow box frame ... LOVE the papers ... your tree is stunning... so much patience you have... LOL ! What a fun idea to layer Santa !

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  6. Hmmm, i have this frame that I was going to use for another purpose and it never got done. I can see something like this, for sure. But...

    I love how you beaded the tree and your Santa is perfect!

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  7. I love this little vignette you've created in the shadow box. The tree is perfect and I love the Santa back there.

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  8. I love this shadow box, Susan! All of your decorations are just perfect.

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  9. Susan I love your make and Santa inside! Beautifully done.

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  10. Susan....this is amazing! Thanks for all of the photographs of your process...that makes me appreciate it that much more! Your shadow box came out beautifully. I love Tim's Merriment papers. Your B Line stamp Santa is so cute and you did a beautiful job of coloring him. The tinsel twine and sweet little Woodlands tree are perfect embellishments! <3 Candy

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  11. What a wonderful shadowbox display, Susan. Your layered stamped Santa turned out beautifully! The added pinecones and tinsel are the perfect finishes.

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  12. Love that big beautiful stamp and how you used it - the extra pieces really pop!

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  13. What a beautiful vintage layered image inside your shadow box Susan!

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  14. I love this! The layered Santa stamp is so cool.

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  15. Darling, Darling Christmas shadowbox, Susan!! This is so festive and I just love Santa sneaking in to leave his gifts for the sleeping children :) Just Lovely!! XOXO-Shari T.

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  16. wonderful shadow box so cleverly created

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  17. I am so enjoying looking at all the CC projects! Your shadow box is adorable and I love, love, love how you decorated the tree. Wonderful!

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  18. Oh, what a GREAT idea to use beaded garland for the ornaments! (Definitely going to steal that!) What a great project this is; so many details on one place and so festive and timeless. Wonderful!

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  19. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love that Santa too.
    Jess

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  20. Oh my goodness Susan this is beautiful! Love the idea of a shadow box and the Santa scene is gorgeous. Love it! Karen.x

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  21. Oh my gosh girly!!! This is the bomb! I love the scene you created in the shadow box...so pretty...traditional and very festive! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  22. Love what you did with this frame!! And that little scene is so sweet :)

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  23. Your Santa scene is just precious.

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  24. Love that 3D vintage Santa Susan, he's so cool. The pinecones are the perfect authentic touch to this shadowbox masterpiece. :) I love this!!

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  25. Adorable!! I can totally see that sitting in my foyer. It's just precious.

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  26. Such a pretty shadow box that looks so magical, reminds me of childhood memories.
    Julie x

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  27. What a transformation! I love your Santa image and the little scene! I love everything about this darling shadowbox! It's magical!

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  28. How lovely, I think these vintage Father Christmas are so much nicer than the modern ones.

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  29. The Santa Claus image is so, so beautiful and he fits in so well with your tree in the shadowbox. I love the way you decorated the tree too and Tim's Merriment papers look wonderful on the frame...

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  30. I Love your dimensional piece! Great way to treat the Santa. And those red beads just Pop! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  31. You have done such a wonderful job with your shadow box! I love how you have layered your stamped images, popped in the Woodlands tree to complete the scene. How you have decorated the frame of this is just perfect, too! Draping the tinsel twine (a perfect shade, in my opinion!) and accenting with the beads...just really brings this entire gorgeous project together! Merry Christmas!

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  32. Beautiful Christmas scene! The layered Santa is stunning! Barbarayaya

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  33. Susan, I loved how you gave dimension to your St. Nick...such a beautiful vintage Christmas scene.

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  34. What a beautiful shadow box. The layering is stunning

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  35. Lovely piece, love the niche and the scene you have set. Looks gorgeous. Happy Christmas. Tracy x

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